Sarah Ann (Walters) Fisher | 1838-1919
From the The Daily Times (New Philadelphia, Ohio), Tuesday, April 22, 1919:
Mrs. Fisher, 80, Claimed After a Long Illness
Mrs. Sarah Ann Fisher, 80, widow of George Fisher died Monday evening at 6 o’clock at her home in Stonecreek valley. Paralysis and heart disease caused death.
Mr. Fisher has been dead about 20 years.
Thirteen children were born to them, one having died in infancy. The twelve surviving children are: Ellsworth, at home; William, Stonecreek; Henry, New Phildelphia, James, at home; George, at home; Barclay, Stonecreek; Mrs. Jennie Walters, Van Wert; Mrs. Matilda Carnahan, Canton; Mrs. I.G. Kiser, Cleveland; Mrs. Emma Miller, New Philadelphia; Miss Lillie Fisher, at home; and Mrs. Della Dienst, New Philadelphia.
Two brothers, William and John Walters, who also survive, live in Stonecreek valley.
Mr. and Mrs. Fisher were married March 27, 1856. Mrs. Fisher was born in Stonecreek valley and lived there her entire life.
She was a devout member of the U.B. Church, New Phildelphia, having united with the church in early childhood. She was esteemed for her splendid Christian character. As a neighbor and a friend, she was revered by all who knew her.
What else was going on in the world around April 21, 1919? That January, insulin was first used to treat diabetes and the American Pro Football Association was renamed the National Football League. The Eskimo Pie was invented, Readers Digest rolled out its first magazine in February and microfilm devices, making possible the retrieval of this record, were first introduced.