FISHER Thomas H.

Male 1843 - 1914  (70 years)


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  • Name FISHER Thomas H. 
    Born 3 Jun 1843  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Death Certificate reads:
      Born: 3 Jun 1843. Illinois
      Father: Thomas Fisher, Penn
      Mother: Brown, Penn
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 01 Oct 1850  Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • A few errors by census-taker: John and Margaret were born in Pennsylvania to Thomas and his first wife Mary Kells Fisher. Cyrus should read Matthias. Have seen no other reference to Matthias' first or middle name being Cyrus.
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson  Co., IL Roll  M432_109; Page: 84B; Image: 530
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Roll M432_109; Page: 84B; Image: 530
    CENSUS 22 Aug 1860  LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census: 1860 U.S. - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL; Roll: M653_184; Page: 983; Image: 729; Family History Library Film: 803184
    Census: 1860 U.S. - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL; Roll: M653_184; Page: 983; Image: 729; Family History Library Film: 803184
    MILI 10 Aug 1861 to 15 Mar 1866  [6, 7
    • Enlisted: 10 Aug 1861, Macomb, IL under Capt. Watson
      Mustered into service: 17 Aug 1861, Camp Butler, Springfield, IL under Capt. Pitcher
      Description: age 19, 5'-8 1/2", light complexion, grey eyes; Occupation: Farmer
      Served 28 Illinois Infantry Co. D as Private under Capt. Gaddew Favewell
      Mustered out: 3 Dec 1863, Natchez, MS
      Re-enlisted as veteran volunteer: 1 Jan 1964
      Description: age 21, 5'-10 1/2", light complexion, grey eyes, light hair; Occupation: Farmer
      Served 28 Illinois Infantry Co. D as Private under Capt. John Davis
      Mustered out: 15 Mar 1866, Brownsville, TX
      See Thomas' Civil War Service Report and Civil War Pension File
    Medal Awarded for Service in Civil War: Fisher, Thomas
    Medal Awarded for Service in Civil War: Fisher, Thomas
    Civil War Service Report: Fisher Thomas, Certificate No. 56.268
    Civil War Service Report: Fisher Thomas, Certificate No. 56.268
    Civil War Service Report: Fisher Thomas; Certificate No. 56.269
    Civil War Service Report: Fisher Thomas; Certificate No. 56.269
    CENSUS 28 Jun 1870  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • First census after marriage to Mary Ann Farris
      Occupation: Farmer
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Roll  M593_256; Page: 456B; Image: 242; Family History Library Film: 545755
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Roll M593_256; Page: 456B; Image: 242; Family History Library Film: 545755
    CENSUS 01 Jun 1880  Locust Hill, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Occupation: Farmer
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Roll  697; Family History Film: 1254697; Page: 592D; Enumeration District: 77; Image: 0147
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Roll 697; Family History Film: 1254697; Page: 592D; Enumeration District: 77; Image: 0147
    CENSUS 11 Jun 1900  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Birthplace of Thomas' parents should read Pennsylvania not Kentucky. Also lists birthplace of for Thomas as Lena's father as Kentucky when two lines earlier it is correctly shown as Illinois. Census taker's work appears prone to mistakes given these errors and the many errors in the entry for the family of Thomas' son Charles Fisher which immediately follows in the census.
      Married 31 years
      Occupation: Day Laborer
      Can read and write
      Home owned, free of mortgage
    Census: 1900 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: 320; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1240320
    Census: 1900 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: 320; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1240320
    CENSUS 15 Apr 1910  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Occupation: None
      Can read and write
      Home owned, free of mortgage
      Census correctly shows only one child still alive in 1910: Charles
    Census: 1910 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Roll  T624_305; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 246
    Census: 1910 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Roll T624_305; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 246
    Died 1 Jun 1914  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12, 13, 14
    • Death Certificate reads:
      Time of death: 7:20 am
      Place of death: Blandinsville, IL
      Cause: Abcess of prostate and bladder, chronic Bright's Disease
      Informant: Abel Fisher (brother), Blandinsville, IL
      Occupation at death: Pensioner
      Former Occupation: Farmer and laborer, 1866 to 1900
    Death Certificate: Fisher, Thomas - 1914
    Death Certificate: Fisher, Thomas - 1914
    Buried 3 Jun 1914  South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 15
    Person ID I116  Main
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2012 

    Father FISHER Thomas,   b. 11 Mar 1791, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1879, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother BROWN Elizabeth,   b. 23 Aug 1806, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1900, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1838 
    Notes 
    • Thomas Fisher was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, March 11, 1791, and died at his home in Blandinsville, in 1868. He settled in McDonough county in 1844, coming from Hancock county, Illinois, where he had settled in 1840. His first wife died, and he was again married to Elizabeth Brown, by whom there were four children. [16]
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FARRIS Mary Ann,   b. 9 Mar 1850, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1928, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1869  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18, 19, 20
    Notes 
    • To this union three children were born, viz., Lena Delbridge, Charles H. and Arthur M. [21, 22]
    Children 
    +1. FISHER Lena B.,   b. 23 Nov 1869, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1892, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [Birth]
    +2. FISHER Charles H.,   b. 25 Jun 1873, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1918, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [Birth]
     3. FISHER, Arthur M.,   b. 12 Aug 1878, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1897, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2006 00:00:00 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 01 Oct 1850 - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 22 Aug 1860 - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jan 1869 - McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 28 Jun 1870 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 01 Jun 1880 - Locust Hill, Knox Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 11 Jun 1900 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 15 Apr 1910 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jun 1914 - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Jun 1914 - South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • At the time of his death, Thomas left his wife Mary Ann and son Charles H., eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, two brothers: Matthias of LaPlata, Mo., and Abel of Blandinsville, and one half-sister, Mrs. Sarah Pollock of East Brook, PA. Daughter Lena B. and son Arthur M. preceded their father in death as did Thomas' brother Josiah. [23]

  • Sources 
    1. [SR35] Death Certificate: Fisher, Thomas - 1914, (State of Illinois, Dept. of Public Health, Division of Vital Statistics), Register No. 31207., Register No. 31207 (Reliability: 2), 1 Jul 1914.

    2. [SR39] Obituary: Fisher, Thomas - 1914, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 4 Jun 1914) (Reliability: 3), 4 Jun 1914.
      Thomas Fisher, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Blandinsville passed away at his home on South Main St., at 7:20 a.m. on Monday June 1, aged 70 years, 11 months and 28 days.

    3. [SR40] Obituary: Fisher, Thomas H. - 1914, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 11 Jun 1914), 11 Jun 1914.
      Thomas H. Fisher was born June 3, 1843 in Blandinsville township...

    4. [S102] Census: 1850 U.S. - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL , (Ancestry,com), Roll M432_109; Page: 84B; Image: 530 (Reliability: 2), 01 Oct 1850.

    5. [S83] Census: 1860 U.S. - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL, (Ancestry,com), Roll: M653_184; Page: 983; Image: 730. (Reliability: 3), 22 Aug 1860.

    6. [S352] Civil War Service Report: Fisher Thomas, (Illinois State Archives) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S78] Military: Fisher, Thomas - Civil War Pension File (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S84] Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, (Ancestry,com), Roll M593_256; Page: 456B; Image: 242; Family History Library Film: 545755 (Reliability: 3), 28 Jun 1870.

    9. [S101] Census: 1880 U.S. - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO, (Ancestry,com), Roll 697; Family History Film: 1254697; Page: 592D; Enumeration District: 77; Image: 0147 (Reliability: 3), 01 Jun 1880.

    10. [S88] Census: 1900 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry,com), Roll T623_320; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 57 (Reliability: 3), 11 Jun 1900.

    11. [S91] Census: 1910 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry,com), Roll T624_305; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 246 (Reliability: 3), 15 Apr 1910.

    12. [SR35] Death Certificate: Fisher, Thomas - 1914, (State of Illinois, Dept. of Public Health, Division of Vital Statistics), Register No. 31207., Register No. 31207 (Reliability: 3), 1 Jul 1914.

    13. [SR40] Obituary: Fisher, Thomas H. - 1914, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 11 Jun 1914) (Reliability: 3), 11 Jun 1914.
      Thomas H. Fisher...died at his home in Blandinsville, Ill. June 1, 1914 at 7:20 a.m., aged 70 years, 11 months and 28 days.

    14. [SR36] Obituary: Fisher, Mary A., (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 11 Oct 1928), 11 Oct 1928.
      On January 21, 1869 she was united in marriage to Thomas H. Fisher who preceded her to the great beyond June 1, 1914.

    15. [SR39] Obituary: Fisher, Thomas - 1914, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 4 Jun 1914) (Reliability: 3), 4 Jun 1914.
      The funeral services were held in the M. E. church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The internment was in South Side cemetery.

    16. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., p. 644 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    17. [SR34] Marriage License: Fisher, Thomas H. and Mary A. Farris, (Illinois State Board of Health), License No. 3610. (Reliability: 3), 22 Jan 1869.
      I HEREBY CERTIFY that I joined the HOLY STATE OF MATRIMONY, Mr. Thomas H Fisher and Miss Mary A Farris on the twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty Nine.
      Given under my hand and seal this this 22nd day of January A.D. 1869.
      D. J. Porter (SEAL)
      Eld. U. B. C

    18. [SR36] Obituary: Fisher, Mary A., (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 11 Oct 1928), 11 Oct 1928.
      On January 21, 1869 she was united in marriage to Thomas H. Fisher...

    19. [SR37] Death Certificate: Fisher, Mary Ann - 1928, (State of Illinois, Dept. of Public Health, Division of Vital Statistics) (Reliability: 3), 6 Oct 1928.
      (5a) If married, widowed or divorced HUSBAND of (or) WIFE of Thomas Fisher

    20. [SR40] Obituary: Fisher, Thomas H. - 1914, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 11 Jun 1914) (Reliability: 2), 11 Jun 1914.
      January 21, 1869 he was united in marriage to Mary A. Farris.

    21. [SR36] Obituary: Fisher, Mary A., (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 11 Oct 1928) (Reliability: 2), 11 Oct 1928.

    22. [SR40] Obituary: Fisher, Thomas H. - 1914, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 11 Jun 1914) (Reliability: 2), 11 Jun 1914.

    23. [SR40] Obituary: Fisher, Thomas H. - 1914, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 11 Jun 1914) (Reliability: 3), 11 Jun 1914.