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Elizabeth B Hubbell Fisk
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1859
Chazy
Clinton County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1927
Isle la Motte
Grand Isle County
Vermont, USA

67 yrs
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Fisk Lot

Front
Samuel Fisk

side 1
Polly wife of Samuel Fisk

side 2
Nelson W Fisk
wife: Elizabeth B Hubbell
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Additional information below supplied by: Bill McKern

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.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nelson Wilbur Fisk (1854 - 1923)
 
Burial:
South Cemetery
Isle la Motte
Grand Isle County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Oct 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21860085
Elizabeth B <i>Hubbell</i> Fisk
Added by: Bill McKern
 
Elizabeth B <i>Hubbell</i> Fisk
Added by: Barb Destromp
 
Elizabeth B <i>Hubbell</i> Fisk
Added by: Barb Destromp
 
 
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- Barb Destromp
 Added: Aug. 31, 2010
 
 
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