WILLIAM T. FISHER - For twenty years, from 1903 to 1923, William T. Fisher served as a fireman, in hook and
ladder work, mostly in The Bronx, but in 1923 he retired. In 1920 he began to operate in real estate, and three
years later gave his entire time to it. He has done unusually well, especially in developing and selling Woodlawn
Heights lots for home building purposes. An idea of the progress made in Woodlawn Heights may be gained from the
fact that in 1889 there were five houses in the neighborhood, while in 1925 there were nine hundred families. Mr.
Fisher stands high in the community, having made quite a success of his business, and his integrity and geniality
have gained him hundreds of admirers and friends.
Mr. Fisher was born in Christie Street, September 22, 1877, son of Maximilian and Elizabeth (Smith) Fisher. His
father, a native of Germany, left that country in 1860, established himself in this country as a cigar manufacturer
and died in April, 1892, closing a life of great usefulness to his fellow man. His mother was born in New Jersey,
of Irish descent.
Mr. Fisher entered the New York Fire Department in 1903. Two years later he came to The Bronx and went with Hook
and Ladder Company No. 2, then with Hook and Ladder Company No. 39, in Woodlawn. He retired from the latter to
open his real estate office, as stated. His education was received in Public School No. 14. He is a leading member
of The Bronx Real Estate Board, and in religious matters a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Barnabas Parish
of the Roman Catholic Church.
Mr. Fisher niarried, in Harlem, February 17, 1898, Mary Scanlan, daughter of Patrick J. and Susan Scanlan, and.
their union has been blessed with six children: 1. Helen. 2. William T., Jr. 3. Walter H. 4. Arthur James. 5. Daniel
J. 6. Vincent T. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher and family reside at No. 238 East Two Hundred and Thirty seventh Street, while
hips office is at No. 279 East Two Hundred and Thirty third Street.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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