Sunday, April 20, 2014

1964 Fred B. Fisher Obituary -Apr.20

Fred Fisher, 1900-1964, was the husband of Elizabeth "Tatt" Ballantyne Fisher (1906-1993).  Tatt, who received her nickname in infancy when her two-year-old older sister could not pronounce Elizabeth, was the second of three daughters of Charles Alexander "Alex" Ballantyne (1875-1957), a brother of Nathaniel Wallace Ballantyne (1868-1949).

After graduating from New Cumberland High School, Tatt attended Wooster College for two years and then became a fourth grade teacher in New Cumberland.  She and Fred dated for ten years while they both continued living with their parents.  Tatt and Fred married in 1936 and had four children, born between 1937 and 1944.  Their  daughter Diane, born 1940, did in 1992.

Fred's great-great-grandfather, John C. Fisher (1756-1809), was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1756, served in the Revolutionary War, and later moved to the Steubenville, Ohio, area.  Fred was a life-time resident of New Cumberland, and according to his obituary opened the first service station in Weirton in 1923.

Transcription of obituary and family pictures, courtesy of Fred's daughter, Natalie (second cousin of the Ballantyne-Dailey-Uible cousins) follows.

Death Claims Fred B. Fisher
Thursday, April 20, 1964

Fred B. Fisher, 705 2nd Ave., a former member of the Hancock County Board of Education, died Thursday morning at 2 a.m. at City Hospital, East Liverpool, where he had been a patient four weeks.  He was 64.

Mr. Fisher and a brother, Roland Fisher, now of Edon, Ohion [sic] and Miami, Fla. opened the first service station and grease rack in Weirton and together operated a service station business for 36 years selling it in 1959.

Mr. Fisher was born here March 1, 1900 to the late John C Fisher and Nettie Bradley Fisher.  He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Ballantyne Fisher at home; a son, John Fisher of St. Albans, W. Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Willis (Natalie) Drumm of Billings, Mont., Mrs. Dale (Diane) Kirpatrick of New Llano, La., and Miss Mary Jean Fisher at home; another brother, Sonny Fisher of New Cumberland, and three grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Fields Funeral Home with Rev. Mr. Grant Lowe officiating.  Burial was in New Cumberland cemetery.


Catherine Uible Morgan said...

Corrected dates on captions of pictures and added an additional "great" in great-grandfather in the first paragraph since this post was originally published.

Catherine Uible Morgan said...

From HH: Do recall Fred Fisher. Peaches visited Natalie on one of our recent trips to CA. Think it was Ventura at least north of LA. That would be quite a change from their address in Montana when Fred died.

Items from Uible photo album