|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1843|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1940|
Source: Ancestry.com Family Trees (not always accurate)
Mary Jane Biggar
Birth: 26 Jul 1843 in Canada English
Death: 16 Dec 1940 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa
Father: William Biggar (1801-)
Mother: Elizabeth Adams (1803-)
Spouse: Irving M. Fisher (1839-1919); Married 1866
Iowa, Marriages, 1851-1900
Name: Mary J Bigger
Spouse: I M Fisher
Marriage Date: 29 Dec 1866
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary J. Fisher
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Can East
Home in 1880: West Point, Butler, Iowa
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: I. M. Fisher
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Occupation: Keeping House
Household Members: I. M. Fisher (41), Mary J. Fisher (36), brother Henry F. Fisher (11).
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Mr. Fisher was married on the 1st of January, 1867, to Miss Mary J. Biggar, a teacher in the public schools. The wedding was celebrated in her father's home in the presence of a few friends by the Rev. John K. Nutting, pastor of the Congregational church. The bride was the third daughter of William and Elizabeth (Simpson) Biggar, of Franklin County, New York, and was born in Huntingdon, Huntingdon county, Quebec.
She was a descendant of a family of educators of Scottish origin. They were also landowners, and the town of Biggar in Lanarkshire was named in honor of the family.
Mrs. Fisher was most carefully educated in a Christian home, received instruction in an academy and taught for a number of years in some of the best schools in Chickasaw county, ranking high as a student and always holding a first class teacher's certificate.
She acquired a business education and possesses rare executive ability, which was greatly appreciated by Mr. Stout, the former owner, during the term of years in which Mr. and Mrs. Fisher were managing the farm.
Mrs. Fisher is a lover of books and literature and her writings are valued by the press as well as by her many friends. She is and always has been a worker for the best interests of the public schools and her influence has been a potent force in promoting educational progress.
Mr. and Mrs. Fisher spent two years on a stock farm near Charles City, Iowa, previous to coming to the Iowa Central Stock Farm in Butler County, then owned by the late Hon. H. L. Stout. For seventeen years they superintended this farm, or until Mr. Stout decided to divide the large area of land, at which time they purchased the home place, consisting of three hundred and twenty acres. They have always maintained the same high standards in the control of the farm and in stock-raising and the property is unsurpassed by any stock farm in the state. Mr. Fisher handles only the highest grades of pure-bred stock and there is every equipment and convenience for the care of the animals and the improvement of the farm.
Mr. Fisher is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and thus maintains pleasant relations with those with whom he was associated as a wearer of the blue. He has been a lifelong republican and has enjoyed the acquaintance of a number of men prominent in public life, including Senator W. B. Allison, Speaker D. B. Henderson, Governor Gear and others. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher are members of the First Congregational church of Allison, of which they were virtually the founders. They have always contributed liberally toward its up building and support. Mrs. Fisher is the founder of the Benevolent and patriotic Society, which was organized in 1898 and is still doing good work. In fact, their influence is always on the side of progress, reform and improvement and they hold to the highest standards of citizenship and of conduct as well as of business honor.
Source: History of Butler County
(from contributor James Tomlinson)
William Biggar (1800 - 1876)
Elizabeth A Adams Biggar (1806 - 1864)
Irving Minot Fisher (1839 - 1915)
Margret Armstrong Biggar Laird (1835 - 1927)*
Martin Adams Biggar (1841 - 1902)*
Mary Jane Biggar Fisher (1843 - 1940)
Created by: Hooked On Family
Record added: Oct 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99899316