Biography of Marion O. Fisher

Fisher, Marion O. proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, Le Roy, was born in Ontario county, N. Y., in 1850, educated in his native place and completed his course at the Valparaiso (ind.) Normal school, from which he was graduated in 1877. He taught school in Middlebury, Ind. for five years. In the spring of 1882 he went on the road as a salesman for J. D. Beers & Son, with whom he remained for two years, and then took out a patent and worked it for a few years. He then traveled for the American Tablet Company of Dayton, Ohio, and one year for the Sidney (Ohio) Planing Mill Company and for three years traveled for himself. In April, 1895, he negotiated for the Eagle Hotel and took charge of the same. It had at that time but sixteen rooms, and he began immediately to make improvements; he added another story, so that there are now forty-one rooms in the house, lighted by electricity, heated by steam, with electric call-bells, and is first-class in every respect. A more genial landlord and lady cannot be found in Western New Vork. The hotel is one of the old landmarks of the village, having been built in 1820; it has had numerous proprietors, but was never run successfully till Mr. Fisher took hold of it. Mr. Fisher is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Olive Branch Lodge No. 39, F. & A. M., and Le Roy Chapter. In 1884 he married Emma A. Sylvester of Sinclairville, N. Y.; they have three children: Sena M., Bertha 0. and Sylvester Roy. Mr. Fisher's parents were Oscar N. and Elizabeth (Case) Fisher, natives of Ontario county, N. Y., and his grandfather, Jeremiah Fisher. born in 1800, is said to have been the first white child born in Ontario county. Some of his ancestry were in the early wars, and one of them received a commission as colonel in His Majesty's troops, signed by King George; this parchment is now in the possession of Dr. Fisher of Elkhart, Ind.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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