John R. Fisher

Last updated 5 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Died: Bef Mar 1889

Supporting evidence for:
name

obituary-symantha-spear-1915: Obituary for Symantha J. (Karnes) Spear (1915); “Obituary / Mrs. T. J. Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Apr 2018), image “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > Oberlin Herald > 1915 > 05 > 13” page 5; citing “Oberlin Herald (Oberlin, Kansas), 13 May 1915 (Thursday), page 5, column 3”

Comment: Source includes name (John R. Fisher).

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death

obituary-symantha-spear-1915: Obituary for Symantha J. (Karnes) Spear (1915); “Obituary / Mrs. T. J. Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Apr 2018), image “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > Oberlin Herald > 1915 > 05 > 13” page 5; citing “Oberlin Herald (Oberlin, Kansas), 13 May 1915 (Thursday), page 5, column 3”

Comment: Source indicates John Fisher died "some years ago." Since Thomas James Spear and Symantha (or Samantha) Karns (or Karnes) were married in March 1889, and there is no evidence of bigamy, John Fisher must have died before the marriage.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Samantha J. Karnes (1848 – 1915)

Married: 22 Feb 1881 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

obituary-symantha-spear-1915: Obituary for Symantha J. (Karnes) Spear (1915); “Obituary / Mrs. T. J. Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Apr 2018), image “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > Oberlin Herald > 1915 > 05 > 13” page 5; citing “Oberlin Herald (Oberlin, Kansas), 13 May 1915 (Thursday), page 5, column 3”

Comment: Source includes date (Feb. 2, 1881), and location (Oberlin [, Kansas]).

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Child: Samuel Harvey Fisher (1882 – ?)

Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

John was probably born in Pennsylvania. This information was provided in his son's entry in the 1920 U.S. Census. [census-us-1920-ps-ks-decatur-18-2a]

He may have died 14 July 1887 in Blakeman, Kansas.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1920-ps-ks-decatur-18-2a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Decatur County, Olive, enumeration district 18, sheet 2A (form); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Feb 2021) > "Kansas > Decatur > Olive > District 0018" image 3; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 529 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 28, dwelling 28

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