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Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Indianapolis: AW Bowen, 1913) p 1080
Those who know William FISHER well are not surprised that he has won success at his chosen vocation, that of tilling the soil, for he is a man who has been a close student of whatever pertains to his chosen life work, believing that the best methods are none too good. He has kept his farm in Sugar Creek Twp. in fine condition so that its old-time richness of soil has not been depleted by the many years of succeeding crops which are gathered in abundance from his fields annually, and he ranks with the foremost general farmers and stock raisers fo the NE part of the county where the Fisher family has long been well and favorably known. Mr. Fisher was born in the township and county where he still makes his home on August 26, 18 63. He is a son of Samuel and Nancy J. CORNS Fisher. The father was born in Clinton County, Ohio in 1831. He received a common school education, came to Montgomery County, Indiana when a young man, and here devoted himself to general farming, until his death in February 1875. Politically, he was a Republican, but never specially active in public affairs. The mother of our subject was born in Montgomery County, Indiana in 1833, and here grew to womanhood, received a common school education and spent her life here, dying in 1870. Her parents were among the first settlers of this county and members of the same have been well known here. Samuel Fisher's family consisted of 8 children, six of whom are still living. He was twice married, and his second wife was the mother of our subject. Until he was 11, William Fisher spent his early life on the home farm and there assisted with the general work during the crop seasons and he attended the district schools in the winter time. From 11 years of age up, to the time of his marriage on Oct 3, 1889, he was thrown oon his own resources, working out as a farm hand until he was 26, when on Dec 3, he was married to Martha m. WAUGH, who was born in Sugar Creek Twp, this county in 1867, the daughter of MB and Sarah SAULSBERRY Waugh, a highly respected family. Here Mrs. Fisher grew to womanhood and received her education in the public schools. This union has resulted in the birth of four children: Hallie P, born June 13, 1893 is at home; Frank W, born March 31, 1895; Ralph B, born Oct 7, 1897; Lloyd M, born Nov 3, 1902. Mr. Fisher began farming for himself when a young man and he has continued this vocation through life until today he is very pleasantly situated on a finely improved and productive farm of 240 acres in Sugar Creek Twp, all of which is tillable but 40 acres. It has a natural drainage and is well suited for a stock farm, Mr. Fisher having long devoted considerable attention to raising a good grade of live stock of all kinds and specialized in the poland China breed. He has made the improvements himself on this choice farm, and he has one of the best homes in this part of the county. Politically, he is a Prohibitionist. he belongs to the Masonic Order of Colfax. He holds membership with the Methodist Episcopal church of Potato Creek.
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