Hardin County

1893 - Hiram C Fisher

HIRAM C. FISHER, M. D.,a practicing physician of Metropolis, was born in Vanderburgh County, Ind., to John T. Fisher, M. D., a native of Virginia, who was born near Richmond, and his father, William Fisher, was, so far as is known, also a native of Virginia, who emigrated to Tennessee and was an early settler of that State, following farming there while he lived. John T. Fisher was young when his parents removed to Tennessee, but being of a studious turn of mind he made the best of his opportunities and early began the study of medicine. He first engaged in practice in Henderson County, Ky., and about 1834 removed from Kentucky to Indiana, where he bought land in Vanderburgh County and engaged in farming as well as in the practice of medicine. He resided there until his death, in 1866. The maiden name of his wife was Emeline Cloud, who was born in Hardin County, Ind., and was the daughter of Hiram W. and Nancy (Girard) Cloud, natives of Hardin County. She died on the home farm in Vanderburgh County in 1859.

Hiram C. Fisher, being the only child of his parents, was given all the advantages of an education that were to be had in the pioneer schools of Vanderburgh County, Ind. The schools were of course much the same and kept in the same kind of schoolhouses, similarly furnished, as those in southern Illinois of the same day and age. There were then but three months of school in the year, so that with poor schools, and those kept only a quarter of the time, it could not be expected that any child's learning obtained therein would be very extensive. He later attended Evansville Commercial College, from which he was graduated in 1857. He afterward turned his attention to the study of medicine and was graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in 1868. He almost immediately began practice in Vanderburgh County, and remained there thus engaged until 1871, when he removed to New Liberty, Pope County, Ill., where he remained until 1882. In that year he removed to Metropolis and has been there actively engaged in the practice of his profession ever since.

Our subject was married in 1859 to Adelaide Morse, who was born in Vanderburgh County, Ind., and who died in the same county in 1866. By his first marriage Mr. Fisher had one child, Emma, wife of James E. Shearer. By the second wife, to whom he was married in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 4, 1868, and who was Miss Amanda McElevey, he had two children, Grace C. and Hodge T. June 30, 1886, the Doctor was married to Grace Slater. By this union there is no issue. Dr. Fisher is a member of the Southern Illinois Medical Association and is also connected with Metropolis Lodge No. 91, A. F. & A. M. The Doctor ranks high among his brethren in the medical profession and success had attended him in his practice. His services are deemed invaluable by his fellow-citizens, and he is a gentleman of marked culture and refinement.

Extracted from Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope, and Hardin Counties, Illinois, published in 1893, page 439

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