Biography of H. R. Fish
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Fish, H. R., Massena, was born in Massena, July 23, 1853, a son of Hiram Fish, born in Ira, Rutland county, Vt., September 3, 1805. The grandparents of our subject, Preserved and Abigail Fish, were natives of Massachusetts, and Mr. Fish was one of the first men in prominence in the county, being magistrate and selectman twenty one years, and member of assembly seventeen years. Of their twelve children Hiram was the eighth child. He engaged in various pursuits, and finally settled on a farm. He was instrumental in organizing the Farmers' National Bank at Malone, of which he was one of the principal stockholders. He was an active church worker and contributor. Tie married first, in 1827, Maria Newtown, who died in 1831; and second, Minerva Chapman, by whom he had three children, the only survivor being Marcus, who died in 1876. His third wife was Martha, daughter of Jesse and Betsey (Bradley) Rice, of Franklin county, by whom he had four children: George P., of Iowa; Narina B., wife of Dr. Dodge, of Massena; Jessie M., wife of James Rankin, of Massena; and Hiram R. Mr. Fish died in March 25, 1891, and his wife in September, 1880. H. R. Fish was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools, and with the exception or a year in Iowa has worked on the homestead farm all his life, and this farm he bought of his father about 1882. He carries on general farming and dairying, the farm comprising about 204 acres. June 23, 1881, he married Bertha L., daughter of D. T. and Sarah (Hyde) Beebe, and they have had one daughter, Josephine C., born August 26, 1883. Mr. Fish is a Republican and member of Massena Grange, No. 704. They are Baptists.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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