Fish,  Charles Gibson

Fish, Charles Gibson

Male 1868 - 1942  (74 years)  

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  • Name Fish, Charles Gibson 
    Born 29 Feb 1868  Greenfield Ridge, Marshall, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 25 Jun 1870  Liberty Township, Marshall, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 26 Jun 1880  Ravenswood District, Jackson, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 11 Dec 1942 
    Person ID I14376  Sackett | Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2016 

    Father Fish, Benjamin Franklin,   b. 28 Jul 1834, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1907, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Gibson, Amanda M. "Manda",   b. Feb 1847, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1907, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1865  Marshall County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F5520  Group Sheet

    Family ___, Anna L.,   b. Abt Jul 1871, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 18 Sep 1895 
    Children 
     1. Fish, Raymond Frank,   b. 9 Aug 1896, Cameron, Marshall, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1956  (Age 60 years)
     2. Fish, Charles Carlton,   b. 10 Dec 1900, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1956  (Age 55 years)
     3. Fish, Mildred Holland,   b. 13 Dec 1901, Cameron, Marshall, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1992  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F5640  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Feb 1868 - Greenfield Ridge, Marshall, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Jun 1870 - Liberty Township, Marshall, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 26 Jun 1880 - Ravenswood District, Jackson, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Fish, Raymond Frank - 9 Aug 1896 - Cameron, Marshall, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Fish, Charles Carlton - 10 Dec 1900 - West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Fish, Mildred Holland - 13 Dec 1901 - Cameron, Marshall, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ravenswood News Jan 29, 1908Winning His Way: The Heroic Struggle of C .G. Fish to a Positionof Influence and WealthI enjoy reading your paper as it always seems like home to me. Ilived in Jackson County for ninteen years and left Ravenswood atthe age of 21 a very poor boy. I remember it as well as if ithad been only yesterday. I borrowed $25 from Mr. Mack Adams toleave on and I shall always remember him for the favor. I wentto Salama and clerked in a store for two months for $25 permonth, paid the note off and felt like a free man. I left thereand came to Cameron. I worked here on a stone pike and not beinghardened to hard work I took charge of three teams for a Mr.Ingram. I got one dollar per day and board. I hauled lumberuntil in the Fall, when I went to Pittsburgh and from there intothe McDonald oil field. I was there one year when work got slackand I came to Wheeling and worked for two years for the P.C.C. &St. R.R. Co., as assistant baggagemaster. I was discharged forhitting one of the clerks for calling me a liar.Then I hired with E. B. Carney as night engineer in the WindsorHotel. I was there fourteen months and got tired of inside workand made up my mind to go back to the oil field. I went to R. M.Jenning's room one night and asked him for a job in theSistersville oil field. He asked me what kind of job I wantedand I told him I could not do much hard work until I gothardened to it. He gave me a job as team boss. That was easy,eight hours a day and $60 per month. I stayed with the companyuntil they sold out, about three years. When they sold out I wasgetting $75 per month and had charge of the machinery and riggson their lease. About 87 wells in all. Mr. Jennings always tookan interest in me and wanted to help me all he could. So in theSpring of 1894 I bought a farm of 40 acres and the royalty onone well. The farm had six wells and I located NO. 7 after Ibought it, and Mr. Jennings had it drilled. It came in 125barrels per day. I kept it 34 days, and Mr. Jennings sold allhis leases and wells on the Ohio side of the river and advisedme to sell, which I did. I sold $1,769. worth of oil, and thensold the property with the two wells for $9,725. Mr. Jenningsloaned me $1,250 to pay for the property and without interest,for which I shall never forget him, although he is now dead,having died last February with Pneumonia. I worked on untilSept, 1, 1894 and quit work as I was to be married to Ms. AnnaAmsler on Sept, 18. When I was married I spent two weeks up inCanada, New York, and Pennsylania, and as we were returning wecame to Wheeling and I left my wife there and came out toCameron and purchased one half interest in the furniture andUndertaking business of M.B. Helms.We were partners for seven years. Mr. Helms died and I boughtthe other half interest which I now own. I have about $9,000. inmy business, own my own home, besides several other pieces ofproperty, am vice president of the Cameron Heat & Light Gas co.,of which I own 36 shares of stock and has paid 65 percentdividend in two years, Capital $25,000. I am also director inFirst National Bank and own one tenth in the Highland Cemetarywhich is an incorporated company.Have three children, two boys, and a boy. Ramond, Carlton, andMildred. Our baby, the girl is now past six years old.As I read the news I think back of the boys and some of thegirls, who are but very little better off then they werenineteen years ago, while some I know have done well. I had thepleasure of being in two stores that were owned by Ravenswoodboys, one Mr. Lathem's at Wellsburg, the other Mr. Coleman's atElkins, and it always does me good to see the boys get out andhustle. It is here for every one if we only make an effort.C. G. Fish.

  • Sources 
    1. [S501] 1870 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3).
      1870 Census, enumerated 25 Jun 1870 in Liberty Township, Marshall County, West Virginia, United States

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Benjamin F Fish M 36 West Virginia
      Amanda M Fish F 23 Ohio
      William T S Fish M 4 West Virginia
      Charles Fish M 2 West Virginia
      Edwin Fish M 0 West Virginia
      William Fish M 78 Virginia

      "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ4P-SVC : 17 October 2014), Benjamin F Fish, West Virginia, United States; citing p. 29, family 193, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,192.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S960] 1880 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 15 Jun 2016.
      1880 Census, enumerated 26 Jun 1880 in Ravenswood District, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Frank B Fish Self M 48 West Virginia, United States
      Amanda Fish Wife F 45 West Virginia, United States
      William Fish Son M 14 West Virginia, United States
      Charles Fish Son M 12 West Virginia, United States
      Edward Fish Son M 10 West Virginia, United States
      Martin Fish Son M 8 West Virginia, United States
      Minnie Fish Daughter F 6 West Virginia, United States
      Haysie Fish Son M 4 West Virginia, United States
      William Fish Father M 80 Pennsylvania, United States

      "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6R5-3X6 : 24 December 2015), Frank B Fish, Ravenswood, Jackson, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 45, sheet 504B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1404; FHL microfilm 1,255,404.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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