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James Madison Fisher, Sr

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Freedom, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: January 1, 1907 (73)
East Mill Creek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Fisher and Evaline Fisher
Husband of Edith Eveline Peirce and Lydia Ann Fisher
Father of James Madison Fisher, Jr; Robert Pierce Fisher; Joseph Fisher; Clara Samuels Samuels; George Washington Fisher and 3 others
Brother of Hellen Maria Smith; Curtis G Fisher; Elizabeth Jane Seely; Joseph Armstrong Fisher; Henry Charles Fisher and 2 others

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About James Madison Fisher, Sr

Once more the list of early Utah pioneers has been lessened by the visitation of death, the member to answer the summons this time being James Madison Fisher, Sr., of East Mill Creek, Salt Lake county, who departed this life Jan. 1, 1906. A resident of Utah since September, 1850. Mr. Fisher had passed through most of the trials, hardships and thrilling experiences incident to the colonization of the western wilds, and the part played by him as a scout and Indian fighter, would, if detailed, make a long and interesting story of heroism and duty well performed. Most of his comrades of those strenuous days preceded him into the great beyond, and soon the time will be when not one of the noble band will remain in mortality, so rapidly are the ranks being depleted by the visitation of the grim reaper.

Mr. Fisher was a native of Freetown, Beaver county, Pa., where he was born July 22, 1833. His parents were Joseph and Evaline McLane Fisher. He became a member of the Church in his youth, and came to Utah three years after the arrival of the first pioneers. He took a prominent part in the building up of the commonwealth and was a man much respected by a wide circle of friends.
The funeral services over his remains were held yesterday in the East Mill Creek meetinghouse. The large new building was filled until many were obliged to stand during the meeting. Among the assembled multitude were seen the faces of a great many of the old and faithful veterans of the Church from various parts of the state, testifying to the wide circle of friends and sincere esteem the sterling character of the deceased had created.
The floral decorations were beautiful and profuse, and the numbers of mourners was unusually large. The deceased was 73 years of age and left a Large family of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, quite a number of whom have settled in East Mill Creekk around the old homestead.
The opening hymn, "When first the glorious light of truth," the ward choir and Counselor Samuel Oliver offered prayer, after which the choir sang "O grave where is thy victory," etc.
The following speakers in the order named then addressed the meeting; Elder Horace H. Cummings, Bishop John Neff, Patriarch John Smith, Elder N.V. Jones and President Seymour B. Young. The addresses were replete with words of encouragement to the mourners and instruction to the people and were reinforced by the upright life of the departed brother, Several well chosen musical numbers were interspersed between the remarks.
The closing song was "Wanted on the other side," after which the benediction was offered by Elder John M. Cannon. A large cortege followed the remains to the grave.

Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah January 6, 1907

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James Madison Fisher, Sr's Timeline

July 22, 1833
Freedom, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
December 14, 1857
Age 24
Box Elder County, Utah Territory, United States
October 1, 1859
Age 26
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
September 16, 1861
Age 28
East Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
November 8, 1863
Age 30
East Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
March 4, 1865
Age 31
East Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
March 20, 1867
Age 33
East Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
February 1870
Age 36
Utah, United States