Fisher,  William John

Fisher, William John

Male 1875 - 1953  (78 years)

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  • Name Fisher, William John  [1
    Born 04 Mar 1875  Seely's Bay, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 05 Jun 1904  Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    By Alvin Kinsley 
    Confirmation Alvin Kinsley 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Ordained 04 Dec 1904  Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elder, by Bishop Roman Catholic Evans and Elder J. L. Mortimer 
    Residence St James, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    209 Bradford Street 
    Died 03 Aug 1953  New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 08 Aug 1953  Langley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Murrayville Cemetery
    Person ID I12250  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family Keeler, Mary Amanda,   b. 16 Nov 1876, Battersea, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1964, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 05 Dec 1894  [2
    Minister Reverend J Roadhouse 
    Witness Maggie Fisher of Washburn 
    Children 
     1. Fisher, Clara Ellen,   b. 12 Sep 1896, Keelerville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1912, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)  [natural]
    +2. Fisher, William Aldred,   b. 15 Jan 1899, Seely's Bay, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1978, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     3. Fisher, Victor Hubert,   b. 20 Jan 1902, Lauder, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1988, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    +4. Fisher, Alvin Clarence,   b. 05 Jun 1904, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1973, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    +5. Fisher, Hazel Elizabeth,   b. 20 Aug 1906, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1986  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    +6. Fisher, Evans,   b. 29 May 1909, Tyvan, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1992, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    +7. Fisher, Eveliene Mary,   b. 20 Oct 1911, Tyvan, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 2010, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)  [natural]
    +8. Fisher, Warden Lillian,   b. 20 Jul 1913, Tyvan, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +9. Fisher, Emma Irene,   b. 12 Aug 1916, Tyvan, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1983, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    +10. Fisher, Madalyn Gertrude,   b. 18 Dec 1919, Tyvan, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 2000, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F4384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 04 Mar 1875 - Seely's Bay, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - By Alvin Kinsley - 05 Jun 1904 - Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdained - Elder, by Bishop Roman Catholic Evans and Elder J. L. Mortimer - 04 Dec 1904 - Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 209 Bradford Street - - St James, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 Aug 1953 - New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 08 Aug 1953 - Langley, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Headstones
    Final Resting Place Murrayville Cemetery
    Final Resting Place Murrayville Cemetery

  • Notes 
    • Notes from Eveliene: Eveliene doesn't know anything about her Father's parents except they lived in Sunbury, and that William came from Ireland and was an Orangeman (Protestant). She didn't know where in Ireland or William's Wife's name. As for William John and Mary Amanda Fisher, they were living in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada when the government gave land to farmers to settle in the West. They settled twelve miles from Weyburn and lived there until Clara was fifteen year old. They had just moved to Tyvan when Clara took sick. She said Tyvan is about 40 miles from Regina on the highway now, where Clara died at the hospital. She said back then it was about 80 miles winding about the back roads.

      The Fishers moved from Ontario to Western Canada when Clara, Al, and Vic were approximately 2, 3, and 4 years old. They did live in a sod hut for awhile. She didn't know how long or if it was the whole time. They had about 1 4 section there, 12 miles from Weyburn. She didn't know which direction from Weyburn. Both her mother and Father were members of the RLDS Church. They were Methodist until they were about 18. They joined the RLDS Church after they moved to Weyburn. Missionaries came and they converted. One of the main Missionaries was Roman Catholic Evans from Toronto.

      The big Farm was 3 ½ miles South of Tyvan, and was 2 sections (two miles X two miles) a total of 1240 Acres. During the depression her dad just walked away from the Farm because of the mortgage and of course lost it. They moved too Winnipeg, and Charlie Bruder didn't want Eveliene to go so they went to Regina and got married at his families home, 1932.

      William John wanted to go to B. C, and Mary Amanda wanted to come to Independence because of the Church. She wouldn't go with him, and stayed with Madalyn in Winnipeg. Her dad went west with Alvin to B. C (close to Westminster)and Alvin bought a little Farm. She said it was at Prairie something, so I suppose it was Langley Prairie where William John was buried. William John lived with Alvin.

      Mary Amand lived for the most part after that with Madalyn. She did live with Charlie and Eveliene on North Cottage the last years of her life. She and Madalyn came to Independence and Mary Amanda had to go back every so often until she got her citizenship.

      As for Clara, she died right after they moved to Tyvan. She was fifteen. She went to the hospital and was operated on for Appendicitis, but Mary Amanda said Clara didn't die from that. Mary Amanda thought she contracted Diphtheria at the hospital and died from that.

      The Fishers came to Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA because of the RLDS Church. The first to come was Victor and his Wife Lollie, then Madalyn and Mary Amanda, then Charlie Bruder and Evelyn, and Evans Fisher and Frances, then William (Al) Fisher and Eva. They were all only a few months apart.

      The very first time they came was during World War I about 1916-1917. They lived in a big house right across from the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital on Truman Road The hospital was a square two or three story brick building with a white porch around it on the second and third floors. She said they could look out their windows and watch the people out on the porch of the hospital. She said her dad hated it here and went back after the first winter. He had rented their Farm in Tyvan out, so she supposed he stayed with some of his family. Their mother and kids (they were all very little, and Eveliene was just starting School, so they all went to School here.) stayed for about a year, and when the rental lease on the Farm was up they moved back to the Farm with their dad.

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.

    2. [S222] J White, (Location: www.angelfire.com folk whitej_genealogy index1. html;).