Mount Ayr Record-News, 1933
OBITUARY - JAMES R. FISHER.
James R. FISHER was born in Vermillion county, Indiana, November 30, 1853, the eldest son of
John B. and Mary (WILKERSON) FISHER. He
passed away on the morning of October 4, 1933, at this home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was nearing his 80th birthday.
with his parents to Ringgold County when he was eleven years of age and has continued a resident of this county 69 years. In the year of 1916 he retired
from the farm in Clinton township, where he grew to manhood and moved to Mount Ayr, where he since had resided.
On September 14, 1879, he was united in
marriage to Sarah Virginia SHAMBAUGH and to this union were born five children - Iona Ana Bell CONNER of St. Joseph, Mo.,
William Guyer FISHER of Redlands, Calif., Orr Cleveland FISHER of Mount Ayr, Eula Virginia ARNOLD of Omaha, Neb., and Dale Lynn FISHER of
Michipan (sic) City, Ind. Besides his wife and children, all of whom are living, he leaves to mourn his death one brother, George W. FISHER,
residing near Redding, Iowa, seven grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock at the Mount Ayr Church of Christ, being conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. Harold SMITH, and burial was in Rose Hill cemetery [Mount Ayr].
Card of Thanks.
We cannot forget the sincere kindness and deep sympathy of our friends and neighbors tendered us
in the recent passing of our dear husband and father. For your comforting words, kind acts and beautiful flowers we are sincerely grateful
and will always remember. As we cannot see all and express to each our deep appreciation, we take this means of showing our gratitude for your kind
and sympathetic helps.
--Mrs. James R. FISHER and Children.
NOTE: Sarah Virginia (SHAMBAUGH), wife of James R. FISHER, was born in 1859 and
died in 1944 with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa, with Guyer FISHER, son of Sarah Virginia (SHAMBAUGH) and James R. FISHER. Guyer was born in
1884 and died in 1964.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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