Ann Combie Fisher

Northumberland, England
Death 13 Aug 1897 (aged 72)
Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio, USA
Burial Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio, USA
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Ann (Combie) Fisher was the daughter of Rev. Edward and Ann Combie. She was the wife of John Fisher. They were married July 13, 1843. She was the mother of Dr. E. C. Fisher of Lyons KS, Anna (Fisher) Beiler of Buffalo NY, and six other children, 3 of whom died in infancy or childhood. Anna was the 1st wife of Rev. Samuel Lynch Beiler. Her maiden name Combie was frequently misspelled as Comble, but birth and marriage documents in England clearly spell it Combie.

The Tribune-Telegraph
Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio
Wednesday, August 18, 1897

Death of Ann C. Fisher

At Wall's End, County of Northumberland, England, there was born, to Rev. Edward and Ann Comble, on August 9, 1825, a daughter, to whom was given the name of Ann C., and whose life was extended to August 13, 1897, dying at her home in Middleport, Ohio, at the age of seventy two years and four days.
Her early life was spent under the saintly teaching and influence of her parents, at Wall's End, and was gently helped by the preaching of her father, who was an ordained Local Preacher of the Methodist church. On July 13, 1843, she was united in marriage with John Fisher, by Rev. Rollin, being the first marriage in that parish under the permit of the government. About six years of their married life was spent in England, coming to America in 1849. They landed at New York, July 1, 1849, and went immediately to the State of Pennsylvania, but remained only fifteen weeks in that State, and then coming to Middleport, Ohio, where she lived until the day of her death. She was the mother of seven children, three of whom were born in England. One son died in early infancy and rests in the mother country, and two are buried in the old cemetery in Middleport. Three sons, one daughter and husband remain: Dr. Edward, of Lyons, Kansas; Dr. Joseph, of Oklahoma; John of Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Anna Beiler, of Washington, D.C. She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in early life, and lived to honor the cause of Christ through her entire life. As a wife, she was loyal and true in every sense, a helper at home. Her husband's interests were her interests, and she believed in the scriptual statement, "They shall be one." "At home" was no meaningless phrase to her, but to her it was the greatest place on earth, the center of all moral and religious influence. As a mother, she was intelligent, sympathetic, faithful, with love deep and true, such as is found in true motherhood. As a neighbor, she was discriminating, yet kind, generous and ever ready to help those in need, not only in a material way but to give them spiritual food and to point them to a better life in the here as well as the hereafter. While she had decided opinions of her own, she had such a fine sense of honor and respect for the opinions of others that she would give due credit to them, and thereby avoided the mistake, made by many, of becoming a hobby rider. She possessed an intellect of more than ordinary power. There was that in her intellectual life that showed keeness, a power of penetration possessed by few. She was the happy possessor of one of God's greatest gifts, a well balanced mind. The scope of her intellectual vision was very broad, making the whole world contribute, in some way, to her store of knowledge. She excelled as a woman of industry, which was not narrowed to selfish purposes and ends, but for home, society, the suffering, native land and best of all for God. In society, she was a favorite, uniformly kind and courteous, a good conversationalist, with a musical voice and a vein of wit and humor. She readily took rank as one of the first women of the best society. In courage, she was not wanting. If she believed a thing to be right she would not attempt to hide from the duty of doing it because of criticism. She was one of the leaders of the "Great Crusade" of a few years ago, and was proud of the fact that she, with so many other sainted women, marked a new era in temperance reform. In church life, she ws a great power for good. She filled every office in the Methodist Episcopal Church to which women are eligible, and successfully. She could sing, with great propriety, "I love Thy Kingdom, Lord" because it was her delight to help build the walls of Jerusalem. She was not a church fanatic or bigot, but with "malice toward none and charity for all," she worked for her own denomination with a faith and zeal which brought results in the present. She had no doubts about her conversion, but her Christian experience was very clear and convincing. To her the witness of the Spirit was a most blessed reality. She possessed a peculiar insight into Scripture and could make clear many passages of the Scripture which were obscure to many, and could impart that knowledge to others. Her memory will be a savor of life unto life as long as the present generation lives, in this community. Her voyage of life has been one of toil and hard work for the Master.
The funeral took place from the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Middleport, at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 16, 1897, conducted by her pastor, Rev. F. Gillilan, assisted by Rev. W. C. Hartinger, and her body was laid to rest in Middleport Hill Cemetery.

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