Haines, Baker County, Oregon
Well Known Haines Resident Passes
Albert Fisher, 75, Was Active Citizen
Albert Lindsey Fisher, 75, Haines died Friday afternoon in St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Mr. Fisher, son of James R. and Minerva Fisher, was born in Edwardsville, Kansas June 19, 1888. He came to Oregon in 1907 and lived at Haines where he was a rancher and farmer, except for five years when he was a crew foreman for the California Forest Service.
He was married to Emma Belle Welch in Haines on March 15, 1911. He was a member of the Grange, of the Baker county Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, was in charge of and was one of the organizers of the Eastern Oregon Museum. He is remembered for his liberal help to young people in Baker County.
Mr. Fisher was injured in 1935 while working for the Forest Service. After spending several years hospitalized and undergoing treatments, he returned to the Haines area in 1941.
He was a past captain of the Sheriff’s Posse and until his last illness was active in all of the events of the group, taking part in search and rescue work as well as the other activities of the posse, despite the handicap of his crutches.
An avid horseman, Mr. Fisher assisted many youngsters in the proper care and grooming of their animals and the art of shoeing.
Mr. Fisher, although never holding the master’s chair in the Grange, was a working member with many hours spent in behalf of the Grange.
He was preceded in death in 1958 by his only son, Kenneth.
He is survived by his wife, Emma of Haines; two brothers, John and Ted Fisher, both of Emmett, Idaho; a sister, Mrs. A. J. Duffey of Oroville, California; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Interment was in Haines Cemetery.
Services for Mr. Fisher were conducted Tuesday afternoon at West & Company Chapel. Rev. James Dennis officiated. Interment was in Haines Cemetery.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Aug. 1, 1963
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor