Biography of Anna Roberts Fish
North Central Ohio Biographies

Anna Roberts Fish. Perhaps one of the best known women of Richland County is Anna Roberts Fish, who is prominent in the social, civic and business life of Shelby. She was born in Sharon Township, Richland County, the daughter of Obadiah and Susan (Martin) Roberts.

Obadiah Roberts was born in Virginia and was a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families of Richiand County. He became a successful farmer of the county and was a large landowner also. He was a Republican in politics and attended the Lutheran Church. Both Mr. and Mrs. Roberts are deceased and are buried at Shelby. She was born at Carlisle, Franklin County, Pa. To Mr. and Mrs. Roberts only one child was born, Anna, the subject of this sketch.

Anna Roberts attended the public schools of Sharon Township, and is a graduate of Shelby High School and Miss Middleberger's Private School for Girls in Cleveland. She married John Chamberlain Fish, a complete sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history. Mrs. Fish has been an active figure in the business life of Shelby since the death of her husband in 1909, being vice president of the Shelby Water Company, director of the Auto Call Company, director of the Shelby Sales Book Company, and chairman of the board of directors of the Shelby Metal Products Company.

Mrs. Fish has taken a prominent part in connection with the founding of the Marvin Memorial Library and has served as a member of the board. She is vice president of the Garden Club, and former president of the Deiphian Club. She also holds membership in the "97" Literary Club, of which she served as first president, and she is a member of the City Club of Cleveland, Business and Professional Women's Club of Cleveland, and Westbrook Country Club, of Mansfield.

During the World War Mrs. Fish took a leading part in local Red Cross work and was also active in that work in the Cleveland chapter.

Mrs. Fish is a member of the Lutheran Church and has served as superintendent of the primary department of the church for a number of years.

It may be said of Mrs. Fish that no worthy cause or movement, which is in need of support, has ever failed when she has sponsored it. Her enthusiasm and truly helpful personality are at all times evident in any public movement in the city of Shelby.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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