Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Fishers in:
 • Elmwood Cemetery
 • Memphis
 • Shelby County
 • Tennessee
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Charles Glover Fisher, Jr
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: unknown
Tipton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1878
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

The Appeal
September 27, 1878


Mr. Charles G. Fisher, chairman of the Citizens Relief Committee, died and was buried yesterday September 26, 1878. He had been sick of the fever only a few days, but having overtaxed himself in his efforts to keep up with all the demands upon his time, he had but little of his native vigor left with which to contend with so violent an enemy. His death was not any more the result of the yellow fever than of overwork. The position he occupied was one of more than ordinary care and responsibility, which, under brighter auspices, would task a very strong man to the uttermost. He might be said literally to be on duty every hour of the twenty-four, for though he had office hours, much of his business was transacted upon the streets, at his homne, by the sick-bed, perhaps, of a friend, or whever else the needy or the friends of the sick might find him. Kind and gentle, he was also firm and unswerving in the performance of his duty. He felt that to him and his associates the people of the whole country had given a sacred trust, the administration of which required more than ordinary care. He, therefore, scanned narrowly all claims for relief, and impressed on all about him the duty of so apportioning the money and food sent to us by the good people of all the States as to make their charity a beneficence and not a means of encouraging idleness. In this he succeeded only partially, but failure was due to circumstances he could not overcome, and which the citizens, though they have resolved time and again, have not yet been able to overcome. He was faithful to his trust, and zealous in the discharge of his duties. He was also energetic in behalf of the sick as well as suffering. His house was a home for many who were there nursed and safely through the fever, and some who died, notwithstanding the greatest care. To them all he was full of consideration and kindness. He gave them what he could of his time, and nursed them to the neglect of himself. He was always equal to the occasion, equal to the demands made upon him, and proved himself throught the epidemic a hero of heroic mold. Mr. Fisher was a member of one of our principal cotton firms, and had, with his partner, Mr. William Gage, built up a business within the past ten years that ranked second to that of no other house in the city. He was popular popular with the people, and was elected to represent the sixth ward in the Board of Councilmen for several terms. He was a native of Tipton County, a son of Dr. Fisher, of Covington, and served throughout the war in the Confederate army, making for himself a name as a brave soldier only second to that which he made within the past few weeks for a moral heroism and courage that crowned his life with martyrdom. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Charles G Fisher (1800 - 1879)
  Elizabeth Virginia Dunham Fisher (1810 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha W Smith Fisher Smith (1850 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  Ashley William Fisher (1872 - 1928)*
  Mamie Fisher Littlefield (1874 - 1956)*
  Fred Rodgers Fisher (1877 - 1954)*
 
 Sibling:
  Charles Glover Fisher (____ - 1878)
  Philip Alston Fisher (1838 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Lot 468 1/2, Turley
 
Maintained by: Russell Fisher
Originally Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Feb 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105429444
Charles Glover Fisher, Jr
Added by: Dale Schaefer
 
Charles Glover Fisher, Jr
Added by: Dale Schaefer
 
Charles Glover Fisher, Jr
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Anonymous
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Mary & Kent
 Added: Feb. 18, 2013
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service