John William Fisher | 1856-1930
This blog series explores the lives of Ley ancestors as revealed in their obituaries. Much of this information was gathered during a March 2011 research trip to Tuscarawas and Harrison counties in Ohio. A scan of the obituary is available at the bottom of this post.
From the The Daily Reporter (Dover, Ohio), Friday, April 25, 1930 (front page):
John W. Fisher, New Phila, Dies
Funeral Sunday for Retired Truck Gardener
John W. Fisher, 73, retired truck farmer, and resident of New Philadelphia his entire life, died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday at his home at 147 Beech Lane, New Philadelphia.
Death followed an illness of one week caused by complications. He had been seriously ill for the past several days.
Mr. Fisher was a member of the Jerusalem Reformed church of Stonecreek Valley.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ada Mae Fisher and following children, Clyde, Oscar and Byron Fisher of New Philadelphia, Mrs. Olin Abbuhl of Newcomerstown. One daughter, Mrs. Zula Ley, preceded him in death.
Mr. Fisher is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Henry and Barclay Fisher of New Philadelphia, George and Ellsworth Fisher of Winfield, Mrs. William Walton of Van Wert, Mrs. Matilda Carnathan of Canton, Mrs. Alice Kaiser of Cleveland, Mrs. A. E. Richardson of New Philadelphia, Mrs. Rex Judd of New Philadelphia and Lillian Fisher of New Philadelphia.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home. Rev. T. W. Hoernemann will officiate. Burial will be in East Ave. Cemetery. The Linn-Hert Co. has charge of the arrangements.
What else was going on in the world around April 24, 1930? That month, Twinkies were invented, synthetic rubber was first produced and U.S. tourists flew to Bermuda for the first time. Earlier that spring, Pluto was discovered and named.