FISHER, William
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FISHER, WILLIAM H., yardmaster, Middle division, Pennsylvania railroad, was born in Lancaster county, Pa., March 24, 1864. He is a son of Reedan A. and Dorothy (Sivilky) Fisher, the former a native of Chester county, Pa., the latter of Fellbach, Wurtemberg, Germany. His educational advantages were limited and such as could be obtained in the public schools of his native place. When fourteen years of age he started in life for himself as a telegraph operator. He obtained a position with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, which he held for several years. He was then transferred to the superintendentís office in Harrisburg in the same capacity. In 1889 he was appointed train receiver and faithfully did the work of the place for one year. In 1890 he was appointed chief night yardmaster and on April 5, 1891, appointed to his present position. He was married at Harrisburg, April 17, 1894, to Miss Frances Gitt, daughter of Thomas W. and Rosanna Gitt. They had one child, Emily Dorothy, born February 12, 1895. In political views Mr. Fisher is a staunch Republican. He attends the Lutheran church. Few men are more highly esteemed than he.

 

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