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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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J. WM. FISHER, a native of the city of Paducah, and a member of the board of councilmen, representing the Third Ward, was born November 30, 1849. He is a son of J. G. Fisher, mention of whom is elsewhere made. He was educated in the schools of the city of Paducah, and in the Douglas University, of Chicago, Ill., and began a business career as traveling salesman, working in the employ of Louisville and Cincinnati firms for ten years. In 1875, in connection with W. F. Paxton, he engaged in the wholesale grocery business in Paducah, where they did a large business, until the dissolution of the firm in 1883. In 1884 Mr. Fisher established an extensive brick manufactory, which he is now operating. He is a member of Paducah Commandery No. 11, Knights Templar; he was married in Louisville, Ky., in 1875, to Miss Alice Hemmeller, and has four children, viz.: Harry, Charles, Allie and Irene Fisher.

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This family biography is one of 165 biographies included in the McCracken County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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