Fisher, John Redwood

Fisher, John Redwood

Male 1883 - 1959  (75 years)

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  • Name Fisher, John Redwood  [1
    Born 5 Aug 1883  Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jun 1959  Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I66302  Sackett
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2021 

    Family Canfield, Dorothy Frances , Ph. D.,   b. 17 Nov 1879, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1958, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Fisher, Sarah,   b. 30 Jul 1909, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1978, Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Fisher, Capt. James Canfield , M.D.,   b. 22 Dec 1913, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1945, Nueva Ecija Province, Central Luzon, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F26436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Aug 1883 - Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Fisher, Sarah - 30 Jul 1909 - Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Fisher, Capt. James Canfield , M.D. - 22 Dec 1913 - Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jun 1959 - Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1546] Vermont, U.S., Death Records, 1909-2008, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 3 Jun 2021.
      Name: Dorothy Canfield Fisher
      [Dorothy Canfield Canfield]
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 79
      Birth Date: 17 Nov 1879
      Birth Place: Lawrence, Kansas, USA
      Residence Place: Arlington, Vermont, USA
      Veteran: Not applicable
      Death Date: 9 Nov 1958
      Death Place: Arlington, Bennington, Vermont, USA
      Cause of Death: Coronary Thrombus
      Date Filed: 11 Nov 1958
      Father: James Hulme Canfield
      Mother: Flavie Canfield
      Spouse: John R Fisher

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 3 Jun 2021.
      Memorial ID 12784219
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12784219

      John Redwood Fisher
      Birth 5 Aug 1883
      Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
      Death 1 Jun 1959 (aged 75)
      Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
      Burial
      Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery
      Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA

      From The Bennington Evening Banner June 1, 1959
      John Fisher Dead at 75
      ARLINGTON - John Redwood Fisher, 75, former member of the Vermont State Board of Education and its chairman for eight years, former town representative, prominent and revered citizen of this community for many years and who, in his travels in his early years, had made many friends in many places throughout the world, died during the night at his home here. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Canfield Fisher, noted novelist.
      Born in Hoboken, N.J., Aug 5, 1883, he was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. William R. Fisher. He received his A.B. degree from Columbia University in 1904. His marriage to Dorothy Canfield took place May 9, 1907 at Pleasantville, N.Y., and they went to live on one of the Canfield farms in Arlington, where their home has been the center of all that concerned the welfare and progress of the hometown and state.
      He was with the U.S. Army Ambulance service (Volunteer) and commanded various U.S. ambulance detachments with the French Army until the United States entered the first World War. Then he served as a first lieutenant with the U.S. Medical Corps until about February 1918. Later he was a captain with the U.S. Army Ambulance Service detailed with the French Army to May 1919.
      Both he and Mrs. Fisher had a particular fondness for France. They came back to Arlington in 1919. Mr. Fisher had been semi-retired for some years. He served two terms in the Vermont General Assembly, as town representative of Arlington in 1925 and again in 1937.
      Mr. Fisher was named to the State Board of Education in 1939 and duly served for 10 years, eight of these years as its chairman. He was one of the best known educators in the state and ever interested in education at all levels. His contribution and devotion in the Arlington schools, the library and civic groups will be long remembered. He was chairman of the Arlington School building committee in 1949 and had served on the board of directors.
      He had been active in Republican circles in the 1930's and was chairman of the Republican ***** committee in 1938.
      In April, Mr. Fisher was present at the special ceremonies honoring still **** for a summit conference, U.S. Secretary of State, honoring his wife and on behalf of Martha Canfield Library accepted the $5000 book award by the Book of the Month Club, the first made by the club.
      Immediate survivor is one daughter, Sarah Fisher Scott. A son, James C. Fisher, was killed in action in the Phillippines Jan 31, 1945.
      Funeral arrangements are being made by Stevens Home for Funerals.

      From The Bennington Evening Banner June 2, 1959
      Services Set For J. R. Fisher
      Funeral services for John Redwood Fisher, prominent educator, former state legislator and chairman of the Vermont State Board of Education, who died in his sleep Monday will be held Wednesday from St. James Episcopal Church, Arlington at 3 pm. His wife was the noted novelist, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, who died Nov 9, 1958 at the age of 79.
      The church, where the funeral will be held was founded with the assistance of the early Canfields. The Rev. Clement G. Belcher, rector will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
      The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Friends Service Committee or to the Martha Canfield Memorial Library in Arlington.
      Survivors besides his daughter, Mrs. J. Paul Scott of Bar Harbor, Me., Mr. Fisher leaves four grandchildren, John, Paul, David and Vivian Scott and Mrs. Eugene Franck of South Weymouth, Mass.; also one great grandchild.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 4 Jun 2021.
      The Manchester Journal (Manchester, Vermont), 4 Jun 1959, Page 7

      JOHN R FISHER DIES AT 75

      John Redwood Fisher, 75, died in his sleep early Monday in his home in Arlington. Mrs. Fisher died November 9, 1958, at the age of 79.

      Mr. Fisher contracted a severe case of grippe in April from which he never recovered. On Sunday he was too ill to attend the funeral in Arlington of James Canfield, his wife?s brother, who died on Friday.

      Mrs Fisher once wrote that her ancestors ?had not come to New England to be Puritans, and being British to the core, they saw no reason for giving up their ideas just because other people disapproved."

      ?They continued stubbornly to hold Anglican services to the stately decorum of which they were much devoted," she wrote.

      Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the St James Episcopal Church in Arlington, which the early Canfields helped found.

      The Rev. Clement G. Belcher, rector, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery

      John R Fisher was born August 5, 1883 in Hoboken, N.J., the son of a physician, Dr. and Mrs. William Fisher. In 1904 he received an AB degree from Columbia University.

      The Fishers were married on May 9, 1907, and immediately settled in Arlington where they resided, except for occasional trips to Europe for the rest of their lives. Although Mrs. Fisher was born in Kansas, Arlington was the home of her family and ancestors, she wrote since 1764 when the town was founded.

      When World War I broke out, Mr. Fisher went to France as an Ambulance driver with the American Field Service and was discharged at the end of the war with the rank of Captain.

      He was the Arlington Representative to the Vermont Legislature in 1925 to 1937 and served for 10 years (from 1939 to 1949) as chairman of the State Board of Education.

      He was also school director in Arlington from 1932 to 1935 and was chairman of the Arlington Memorial School building committee. He held an honorary LL.D. degree from the University of Vermont.

      He took an active (interest in his wife?s writings and formally collaborated with her on a collection of short stories, "Home Fires in France,? published in 1916.

      Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. J. Paul Scott of Bar Harbor, Maine, and her four children, John Paul, David and Miss Vivian Scott, and Mrs. Eugene Franck of South Weymouth, Mass.; also one great-grandchild.

      The Fishers? only son, Capt. James Canfield Fisher, was killed in action on Luzon in the Philippine Islands on January 11, 1945.

      On April 12, Mr. Fisher had appeared at a public dinner in Arlington to accept, on behalf of the Martha Canfield Memorial Library of Arlington, the first annual Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

      Mrs. Fisher had been a member of the editorial board of the club for 25 years. The award consists of $5,000 worth of (books to be given over several years.

      The Memorial Library was named in honor of Mrs Fisher's aunt, ?beloved Aunt Martie.? Mr. Fisher called her when he accepted the award.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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