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Watson Stanley Fisher
Birth: Apr. 12, 1892, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1916, USA

Stanley was attacked by a shark in Matawan Creek (Matawan, NJ) while attempting to recover the body of 12 year old Lester Stillwell who had also been attacked by the shark. Stanley lived for a few hours after the attack and then died due to blood loss. He and Lester were buried on July 15, 1916 in the Rose Hill Cemetery of Matawan.

Stanley was young (24 yrs.old), popular and handsome with his whole life ahead of him. He very generously gave his life in attempting to rescue Lester or at least bring some peace to the Stillwell family by finding Lester's body. Because of his bravery and sacrifice, Stanley is remembered as a hero. 
 
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 Parents:
  Watson H. Fisher (1842 - 1928)
  Louisa Waters Fisher (1854 - 1922)
 
 Siblings:
  Florence Louise Fisher (1878 - 1878)*
  Agusta F Fisher Nichols (1879 - 1967)*
  Watson Stanley Fisher (1892 - 1916)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Matawan
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: KLN
Record added: Feb 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7203471
Watson Stanley Fisher
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Watson Stanley Fisher
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Watson Stanley Fisher
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- B. B. Roberts
 Added: Jun. 12, 2016
Rest in peace Stanley. Rest.
- James Schad
 Added: Jan. 24, 2016
Happy "retro" New Year's Eve, Stanley.100 Years ago, did you celebrate the ringing in of 1916... your last New Year's Eve celebration? I wonder if you wore a suit that you made at your taylor's shop.
- Linda
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015
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