10 October 2016

Maxwell M. Fisher

Maxwell M. Fisher was born in Somerville, Brunswick, New Jersey, on October 10, 1824.

Census  1860 [Fold3]
6th Ward City Of Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
M M Fisher M 40 New Jersey
Emily A Fisher F 40 Rhode Island
*J B Wright M 16 Michigan
U C Fisher M 14 Michigan
Emma Fisher F 11 Michigan
Kate Buffum F 22 Vermont
Frances Buffum F 19 New Hampshire

In July of 1889 his passport application indicated that he was a capitalist whose permanent residence was Detroit, Michigan.  He asked that his passport be mailed to the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City.


Also listed on the July 3, 1889, passport application was his wife, Mary Adelaide Fisher, who was born at Pokagon, Michigan, on March 25, 1861.

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Maxwell M Fischer Head M 76 New Jersey
Mary A Fischer Wife F 39 Michigan
Hattie Thornback Servant F 28 Canada E
Annie Newman Servant F 30 Sweden
George Hood Servant M 31 Canada E

An article about Mr. Fisher's unhappy California honeymoon (married 14 Feb 1886) and subsequent divorce from Mrs. John J. (Frances A. - Ames?) Garrison was found here in the 7 November 1888 edition of the Fort Wayne Daily Gazette (seen at Fold3).  A breach of promise of marriage suit was initiated by a widow, Mrs. Nellie Goodwill, with whom Mr. Fisher was boarding after his separation from his wife, 

Photos of Maxwell M. Fisher's homes here.

The widowed Mrs. Mary A. (Jenks) Fisher died in Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan, on 29 December 1927.

His name associated with the *Jonathan B. Wright spendthrift case .

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