Fisher, George Purnell

George Purnell Fisher, c 1855, detail
Life span
10/13/1817—02/10/1899
Dickinson Connection:
Class of 1838

Life Summary

Full name
  George Purnell Fisher
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Slave State
Family
 
Thomas Fisher (father), Nancy Owens Fisher (mother), Eliza A. McColley (wife, 1840), George P. Fisher, Jr. (son), Charles Fisher (son), Virginia Fisher (daugther), Annie Fisher (daugther)
Education
  Dickinson (Carlisle College)
  Other
Other Education
  Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, MD
Occupation
  Politician
  Diplomat
  Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder
Church or Religious Denomination
  Methodist
Government
  Taylor Administration (1849-50)
  Fillmore Administration (1850-53)
  Lincoln Administration (1861-65)
  Grant Administration (1869-77)
  Diplomat
  US House of Representatives
  State legislature
  State supreme court
Military
  Union Army

Census Snapshot

Household Size in 1860
  4
Children in 1860
  3
Occupation in 1860
  Farmer
Wealth in 1860
  2500
Marital status in 1860
  Married

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