“Fall Is Fatal To H.S. Fisher”
While helping wreck box cars at the East Oregon lumber yard Saturday, H.S. Fisher fell to the ground. He struck the back of his head on a flat car and fractured his skull and suffered other severe bruises and was taken to the hospital unconsciousness and passed away late Monday night.
Funeral services were held at the Booth chapel yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.G. Luscombe of the Methodist church and burial was in the Wallowa cemetery.
Hiram Sloan Fisher was born at Tillamook, March 3, 1865, and was a son of D.C. Fisher, a native Oregonian who was near the top of the list of native sons. The family lived at Myrtle Creek a time and then came into Wallowa valley in 1874, making them among the half dozen first residents of the district which is now Wallowa county. Mr. Fisher, the father, bought the place later known was the Andy Harris home, on Wallowa river near the city of Wallowa, and lived there for about a year. Then he abandoned it and the family went to Union county where they remained many years.
Hiram Fisher was married at Cove, Feb. 19, 1888, to Emma Rundall. They came to Wallowa county in 1909 and lived in Leap and then moved to the valley and made their home at or near Lostine some years, before moving to Enterprise.
Mrs. Fisher survives her husband and there are four sons and four daughters; James E., Oscar and Harry Fisher of Enterprise and Guy Fisher of Portland, and Mrs. Minnie Luther of Colfax, Wash.; Mrs. Stella Colvin of St. Johns, Wash., Mrs. Nell Ward and Hazel Fisher of Enterprise. There are 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Guy Fisher hurried from Portland when he learned of his father’s fatal injuries. Mr. Fisher left four brothers; Harvey of Hurricane Creek, Charles of La Grande, Guy of Mullen, Idaho, and Otis of Portland, and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Henley, lives in Portland. He also left many friends to mourn his loss.
Enterprise Record Chieftain Newspaper, Enterprise, Oregon, dated November 26, 1936.
Contributed by: Michelle Drayton-Fisher