Birth -- August 31, 1859, Chazy, Clinton County, New York
Death -- August 18, 1927, Isle La Motte
Marriage -- 1880, Chazy, New York
Vermont Businesswoman. The wife of successful marble quarry owner and Vermont Lieutenant Governor Nelson W. Fisk, she was interested in weaving. Mrs. Fisk experimented with different styles and dyes and completed a course at Brooklyn, New York's Pratt Institute, where she perfected her technique. She initially created tapestries as donations, with the proceeds going to renovate Isle La Motte's Methodist church and purchase a building for the town's library. Their popularity caused several local women to join her, and Mrs. Fisk's weaving business became successful in its own right. She continued it until 1923, when her husband died and their home was lost to fire, which included her dyes, patterns and other materials. She then moved the business to another nearby building and continued to operate it until she died, with several local women maintaining the enterprise for several years after her death. Mrs. Fisk's weavings were usually brightly colored works displayed as wall hangings or as place mats and tablecloths, and they continued to be prized by collectors.