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William Julius Fisher 1874-1945

FISHER, TRAEFOLD, HANSEN, HANSON

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/9/2013 at 21:37:30

William Fisher of High Lake Township Dies
William Julius Fisher, 70, High Lake township, died Sunday [March 4, 1945] evening at his home where he has been confined for the past several weeks.

William Julius Fisher was born Sept. 17, 1874, at Chicago, Ill., and was the son of Henry and Augusta Fisher. When a small child the family moved to Carroll. He was the oldest of a family of 12 children and was educated at Carroll. Having learned the baker trade when a boy of 15 he followed that trade until later years when he farmed.

On Aug. 11, 1898, he was united in marriage to Lena Marie Traefold. To this union one daughter, Ella, was born. The family continued to farm in the High Lake township for 12 years and then moved to Wallingford where he engaged in the draying business. Then they moved to their present home where they have lived for 20 years.

Mr. Fisher’s health began failing in December, 1943, and he spent some time in Estherville hospitals. He also consulted doctors at Kansas City, Kan., and Mason City. However, the last two months he has been confined to his bed most of the time.

Those surviving are his widow, his daughter, Mrs. Julius Hansen [Hanson] of Kansas City, Kan., seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren, also five sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services for Mr. Fisher, who was 70 years old, will be held Thursday at 1:30 from the Mahlum and Sandin funeral chapel in Estherville and at 2 p.m. from the Wallingford church. Burial will be in the High Lake cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 5, 1945) (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, March 8, 1945)


 

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