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Mrs. Charles D. (Elvira Miller) Fisher
Early pioneer of Bay City, MI.

1912 Obituary. Contributed by Jim Petrimoulx. (Feb., 2009)

The Bay City Times - December 21, 1912 (Page 2)


Death of Mrs. Charles D. Fisher at Her Home Friday Night.

Mrs. Charles D. Fisher, a continuous resident of what is now Bay City, since 1836, passed to eternal rest last night at 11:15 o'clock at her home, 510 McClellan street after an illness of four days with pleuro-pneumonia which followed an attack of the grip. Mrs. Fisher was a daughter of the late Dr. Jeremiah T. Miller, a brother of the late Judge Albert Miller, also an early pioneer, and was brought to Bay City when only four months of age. The only way by which this section could be reached at that time was by canoe down the Flint river to the Saginaw and thence to Bay City where there were a few French settlers and any number of Indians. Mrs. Fisher was among the early settlers and was one of the first, if not the the first school teacher in what is now Bay county. It was all Mackinaw county at that time, from Bay City to the straights of Mackinaw. She also taught school in the union school at Flushing, and in what is now the south end of Bay City.

Mrs. Fisher was united in marriage to Charles D. Fisher, who died July 25, 1899, in 1856. Mr. Fisher was postmaster of Portsmouth village for 16 years and Mrs. Fisher gained a wide acquaintance in that part of the city. She was a prominent worker up to the time of her death in the First Congregational church and while a resident of the south end was a member of the Fremont Avenue M. E. church.

The funeral will occur from the family residence Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Internment will take place in Pine Ridge cemetery.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by three children. Albert W., Andres C. and Miss Isabel M. Fisher; and one sister, Miss Hattie Miller, all of this city.

Additional Notes.

    Husband Charles D. Fisher:

  • 1859 - One of the first assessors of the village of Bay City in 1859.
  • 1862 - Officer of the Bay City Lodge, No. 129, of the Masons.
  • 1865 - Mason in the Portsmouth Lodge, 190.
  • Sexton at local cemeteries, Pine Ridge and Green Ridge, along with George Seaman.
  • Life span 1829-1899, buried at Pine Ridge Cemetery.

    1878 - Brown's Annual Directory: Saginaw Valley.

  • Fisher, Charles D. - postmaster, res s s 31st, e of Broadway

    1880 - Census: Bay City, Mich.

  • Fisher, Charles D. - b. 1830 New York - postmaster
  • Elvira, wife - b. 1836 Vermont (married 44 years)
  • Albert, son - b. 1857 Mich. - messenger
  • Bella M., dau. - b. Mich. - school teacher
  • Jennie, dau. - b. 1862 Mich.
  • Andrew, son - b. 1867 Mich.

    1883 - Directory: Bay city, Mich.

  • Fisher, Albert W. - tobacco and cigars w s Harrison bet S Center and 35th, res 1414 Webster
  • Fisher, Andrew C. - student, bds 1414 Webster
  • Fisher, Miss Belle M. - cashier, bds 1414 Webster
  • Fisher, Charles D. - Postmaster and Notary Public Portsmouth, res 1414 Webster

    1886/7 - Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Fisher, Bell M. Miss - Clerk, bds 1414 Webster
  • Fisher, Charles D. - res 1414 Webster
Related Note & Pages

Related Pages:
First Congregational Ch.
Green Ridge Cemetery
Pine Ridge Cemetery
People Referenced
Fisher, Albert W. (son)
Fisher, Andrew C. (son)
Fisher, Charles D. (husband)
Fisher, Isabel (dau.)
Fisher, Jennie (dau.)
Fisher (Miller), Elvira (subject)
Miller, Albert Judge
Miller, Hattie (sister)
Miller, Jeremiah (father)
Seaman, George
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI:
First Congregational Ch.
Flint Riiver, MI
Flushing, MI
Fremont Av. M.E. Ch.
Green Ridge Cemetery
Mackinaw straights
Portsmouth, village
New York
Pine Ridge Cemetery
Union school
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.