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William Henry Fisher


William H. Fisher, one of the best known lay preachers and workers in the state, was born in New York, Sept. 25, 1836, and when he was eleven years of age his parents removed to New Haven. His education was in the public schools of New York, and the famous Lancasterian school of New Haven, under the veteran educator John E. Lovell. He has followed the profession of a locomotive engineer, and is well known to railroad men in all parts of the state. 

For several years he was engaged in the work of an evangelist in the city of New Haven, and his labors were blessed by a great deal of lasting good. For the past eight years he has confined his public efforts to speaking in connection with the gospel temperance work. He is connected with the Methodist church, and the work in which he has been engaged is a guarantee that he is an honor to that body. During the civil war he was connected with the Union League of the United States of America, holding the highest office in the council to which he belonged and preserving, as a memento, its charter. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, Sons of Temperance, O. U. A. M., Temple of Honor, and Masonic orders. 

He is an engineer on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, and is also a chaplain in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. His wife was Agnes Hitchen Miller, daughter of Doctor Richard Miller, and granddaughter of Captain Samuel Hitchen, founder of "Wheel of Fortune" Copper Mine, in Cornwall, England. They have one son and a daughter. He is a republican.

SourceIllustrated Popular Biography of Connecticut - 1891 Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding Hartford Conn.  Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company 1891

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