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 Edward Clancy Fisher

Edward Clancy Fisher

Silverton, Briscoe County, Texas, USA
Death 31 Oct 1958 (aged 63)
Canadian, Hemphill County, Texas, USA
Burial Canadian, Hemphill County, Texas, USA
Plot Section EF / Block 7
Memorial ID 59006733 · View Source
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County Judge Edward C. (Clancy) FISHER, 63, died at the Hemphill County Courthouse of a heart attack.

His body was discovered in the washroom at the courthouse by E. W. Thomas of Perryton, manager of the National Farm Loan Association office in that city, who was in Canadian on business.

Death had apparently come suddenly and instant. Judge FISHER’s body was discovered at about 12:15 p.m. and he had been seen entering the courthouse only a quarter of an hour earlier.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the First Methodist Church, with Rev. James Price, pastor, in charge; and burial was in the Canadian cemetery under the direction of Stickley Funeral Home.

Judge FISHER, who would have retired as county judge at the end of this year, had announced only two days before his death as a write-in candidate for the office of county attorney following the death, a few days earlier, of the Democratic nominee for that office, Major E. J. Cussen.

He was completing his fifth term in office as county judge of Hemphill County, having served in that capacity prior to World War II and having been elected again to the office of county judge in 1952 and re-elected to a four-year term in 1958. He had been defeated in his final bid for re-election last July.

Judge FISHER had also served as Mayor of the City of Canadian and as city attorney during his long career in legal practice in Canadian.

He was born in Silverton, in Briscoe County, on June 19, 1895 and came to Canadian with his parents as a small boy. His father, the late W. D. FISHER, was a prominent attorney and judge.

Clancy attended Canadian public schools, Clarendon College and the University of Texas where he received his law degree. He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1918, shortly after returning from overseas service in World War I with the United States Expeditionary Forces in France.

He was a captain in the U. S. Army during during World War I.

He was a member of the Texas Bar Association and the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a past commander of the local American Legion post.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Judge FISHER was unmarried. His only surviving relatives are his step-mother, Mrs. Edna FISHER of Canadian; two half-sisters, Mrs. Margaret BOGAN of Borger and Mrs. Dorothy KOONCE of Bowie; and a cousin , Mrs. GODFREY of Tyler.

(Published in The Canadian Record (TX), November 6, 1958.)

(Submitted by Angie Mitchell Martin)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 59006733
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Clancy Fisher (19 Jun 1895–31 Oct 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59006733, citing Edith Ford Memorial Cemeteries, Canadian, Hemphill County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Donna Barnes (contributor 47112976) .