Addie May (Smith) Fisher | 1870-1936
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), Monday, March 16:
Mrs. J. W. Fisher, New Phila, Dies
Dies at Alliance Hospital. Burial at East Ave.
Mrs. Addie May Fisher, 66, wife of the late John W. Fisher of New Philadelphia, died at 3 a.m. today at City Hospital, Alliance, of complications.
She was born in New Philadelphia and was a member of the Reformed church. Since last October she had been making her home on Route 4, Alliance, with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Abbuhl. Her husband died April 24, 1930.
Surviving are three (other) children, Clyde, Oscar and Byron Fisher, all of New Philadelphia; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Dennison of Cleveland and Mrs. Lydia Best of Gardner, Mont.; two brothers, O. W. Smith and Harry C. Smith of New Philadelphia, and 18 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow from the Abbuhl home on Route 4, Alliance, with Rev. H. H. Moore officiating.
The boy will be brought to the Linn-Hert funeral home tomorrow afternoon and further services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of the son, Byron Fisher, 230 Third St. NW, New Philadelphia.
Rev. T. W. Hoernemann will officiate. Burial will be in East Ave. Cemetery.
What else was going on in the world March 16, 1936? Earlier that month, the Hindenburg made its maiden voyage, Babe Ruth turned down a comeback with the Cincinnati Reds and the first stock car race was held in Daytona Beach, Fla.