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John Fish (#46939396)
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Designated a National Treasure by The Taylor Stafford Memorial Foundation, John received his degree in Psychology from Purdue University with a double major in Philosophy.
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Sandra Lee Elkins Juhl
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Take a closer look at the headstone photo please. The wife's name is: "Sarah Ann" not as you had indicated, Sarah Lucy Phillips Fish.
James re-married after his first wife, Jane Lucy Phillips, died to:

"Sarah Sallie Ann Elkins" born: Jun 1840 in Jackson Co., IN. to Jesse & Matilda Rogers Elkins. (She used "Sallie" as her given name in the census records in her younger years.) And I believe the headstone reads either 1915 or 1916 for the year of death, not the date you indicated in the above memorial, if you enlarge the photo you can see the date a little better perhaps.

This is easily researched on Ancestry. The marriage record is on the Mormon site listed below. They did not have any living children together.

James A. Fish's daughter, Phoebe, was living with James and Sarah Ann in the 1900 Census and her age indicates that James had been married before he married Sarah Ann Elkins.

So, please correct the memorial if you can. Thank you.
Sandra Lee Elkins Juhl (#46814899)

"Sarah A Elkins
mentioned in the record of James A Fish and Sarah A Elkins
Name James A Fish
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 17 Sep 1882
Event Place , Lawrence, Indiana
Registration Place , Lawrence, Indiana, United States
Marriage License Date 08 Sep 1882
Gender Male
Spouse's Name Sarah A Elkins
Spouse's Gender Female
Officiator's Name Alfred Osburn
Page 225
Number of Images 1
"Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch ( :
accessed 13 October 2015), James A Fish and Sarah A Elkins, 17 Sep 1882;
citing , Lawrence, Indiana, county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,317,628.

Added by Sandra Lee Elkins Juhl on Oct 13, 2015 11:22 AM
ruth ann
amanda fish
I think you may have this person in the wrong cemetery. There is a Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Fayetteville, Indiana and a Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery northeast of Bedford. The picture of the sign announcing the name of the cemetery is for the cemetery northeast of Bedford, not this cemetery. Are you confused? I have found that there are several misplacements of memorials due to the same named cemeteries in Lawrence County. I thought perhaps since your name was Fish, you knew for certain where this person is buried, near Fayetteville, west of Bedford, or in the other named cemetery, northeast of Bedford.

Ruth Ann
Added by ruth ann on Jul 31, 2015 1:52 PM
Ezra Fish
I suppose you have already found this--
Name: Ezra A Fish
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 10 Dec 1923
Event Place: , Vigo, Indiana
Alternate Event Place:
Registration Place: Vigo, Indiana, United States
Marriage License Date: 10 Dec 1923
Residence Place: Norman, , Indiana
Gender: Male
Age (Estimated): 27
Race (Original): White
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1896
Birthplace: , , Indiana
Father's Name: Logan Fish
Mother's Name: Rosa Cummings
Spouse's Name: May Wellman
Spouse's Residence Place: St Berniece, , Indiana
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age (Estimated): 22
Spouse's Previous Marriage Number:
Spouse's Race (Original): White
Spouse's Birth Date: 21 Aug 1901
Spouse's Birthplace: , , Indiana
Spouse's Father's Name: Fred Wellman
Spouse's Mother's Name: Ethel Whitlock
Informant's Name:
Officiator's Name: S I Hart
Page: 39
Record Number:
Reference ID:
GS Film number: 001905908
Digital Folder Number: 007030768
Image Number: 00080
Number of Images: 1

Citing this Record:
"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 31 Oct 2014), Ezra A Fish and May Wellman, 10 Dec 1923; citing Vigo County; FHL microfilm 001905908.
Added by Jan on Oct 31, 2014 12:39 PM
Erin Dent
Fish Family

The Anderson Fish family is my family line! Do you have information about our line? I would love to hear from you!

Thank you so much!
Erin (Clough) Dent
Added by Erin Dent on May 15, 2013 8:38 AM

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