Biography of Henry H. Fisher
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Fisher, Henry H., well known in New Bedford as a leading manufacturer of bread and general baker's goods, was born in Medaeld, Norfolk county, Mass., December 3, 1823, a son of Caleb and Eliza (Plimpton) Fisher. He attended the public schools very little, for owing to the death of his father he was thrown on his own resources at an early age. This lack of early educational training Mr. Fisher made up later in life by observation and wide reading. When he was sixteen years of age he began an apprenticeship to the baker's trade under Wesley P. Balch of Medfield, with whom he remained five years, or until he reached his majority. At that time he went to Fall River to work for his brother, Mason Fisher, who had also learned his trade under Mr. Balch ia Medaeld, and had then gone to Fall River and established a small retail baking business. He remained with his brother until March, 1848, when he came to New Bedford and for eleven years thereafter ran a bread cart on commission for Watson & Manchester. Having been prudent and thrifty he was enabled in 1859 to purchase their business, located on Union street, above the corner of Sixth. This store he conducted for nine years and sold out to establish his present store on the corner of Purchase and North streets. At this location Mr. Fisher has conducted a successful business for over thirty years, his store having become a veritable landmark in that section of the city. Mr. Fisher has always upheld the principles of the Republican party, but has never taken an active part in politics. However, he served in the council from the Third ward one term. In 1847 he married Judith E. Brightinan of Little Compton, R. I., who died January 1, 1897. Two children were born to them: Henrietta M., wife of Erskin H. Pierce of New Bedford, and Harry W., deceased.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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