Biography of Earl G. Fisher
St. Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Earl G. Fisher. - As postmaster of Massena, Mr. Fisher is one of the city's representative citizens, and has a wide acquaintance throughout St. Lawrence County, where he has always lived. He was born at Madrid, Jan. 21, 1888, the son of John Henry and Hannah (Graham) Fisher.

John Henry Fisher, who lives at Madrid, has spent his entire life in that section, where he is interested in general farming. He is a Republican and holds membership in the Presbyterian Church. His wife was born at Waddington and died Feb. 1, 1931. To Mr. and Mrs. Fisher were born four children: 1. Alton, who died in 1918. 2. Roy W., who lives on the homestead at Madrid. 3. Earl G., the subject of this sketch. 4. Edwin G., a farmer, lives at Waddington. He served in France as a lieutenant during the World War and later was in Germany with the Army of Occupation.

Earl G. Fisher obtained his education in the public schools of Madrid, from which he was graduated in 1907. He spent one year at St. Lawrence University and was a student at Albany Business College. From 1910 until 1917 he was a bookkeeper in the employ of the Smith Hardware Company at Massena. He then established a furniture and undertaking business here which he conducted successfully until 1928, at which time he sold his interests to the Northern Home Outfitting Company. Mr. Fisher received the appointment of postmaster in April, 1924, and was reappointed four years later.

Mr. Fisher married Miss Muriel M. Shaul, of Fultonvile, N. Y., the daughter of Andrew G. and Elizabeth Shaul. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and was supervisor of drawing in public schools at Massena for three years before her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher have two children: 1. Erwin G., born Sept. 13, 1918. 2. Jean Elizabeth, born March 6, 1922.

Politically Mr. Fisher is a Republican. He belongs to Massena Lodge, F. and A. M.; Massena Chapter, R. A. M.; Massena Commandery, K. T.; and Media Temple, Watertown. He is a member of the Citizens Club, Chamber of Commerce, and Massena Country Club. He and his family are members of the Congregational Church.


The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932

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