Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

Lewis A. Fisher

LEWIS A. FISHER, M. D. One of the newer residents of Kansas, Dr. Lewis A. Fisher is a physician and surgeon whose services have been greatly appreciated in the community of Byers. He is a professional man of long and varied experience, and for many years enjoyed a large practice in Illinois before coming to Kansas.

He was born at Center Point in Clay County, Indiana, October 19, 1857. His paternal ancestors were Scotch and were colonial settlers in Virginia. John S. Fisher, his father, was born in Ohio in 1832 and in 1840 accompanied his parents to Clay County, Indiana. He grew up and married there, became a farmer, and was successfully engaged in that business for many years. He is now living retired at the advanced age of eighty-seven in Brazil, the county seat of Clay County. In politics he is a republican, and he is a consistent and active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. John S. Fisher married Dorothy E. Fogle, who was born in Indiana in 1831 and died at Center Point in that state in 1909. Dr. Lewis A. is the oldest of their children. Emery, the second child, died at Brazil, Indiana, at the age of fifty-one. Mary is the wife of Thomas Stinson, a mechanic living at Brazil. Caroline married Arthur Milligan, a farmer, and both died at Brazil. John is a piano tuner living at Brazil.

Doctor Fisher spent his boyhood days in the farming community of Center Point, attending the grade and high schools there. He early looked to something better than farming or a routine occupation, and earned most of the money himself for his professional training. For two years he was a teacher in Clay County, Indiana. He entered the Medical College of Indiana at Indianapolis, and took his M. D. degree in 1881. He has always been a close student of his profession and in 1910 took a general course in the Chicago Polyclinic. After graduating Doctor Fisher began practice at Oliver, Illinois, was there four years and then, for twenty-seven years steadily went his rounds as the leading doctor at Greenup, Illinois. At the end of that time he needed a rest, and disposing of his practice closed up his office and spent a year traveling and recuperating in Colorado. On resuming practice he located at Hudson, Kansas, where he remained for five years and, since May, 1918, has been giving his professional services to the community of Byers. Besides his medical practice he and his daughter Dorothy own the drug store at Byers. He also has an irrigated farm at Holly, Colorado, and still owns his residence at Greenup, Illinois.

While in Greenup Doctor Fisher served as president of the Town Board. In politics he is independent, is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and is affiliated with Greenup Lodge of Odd Fellows and is active in his associations with the Stafford County Medical Society and the State Medical Society.

In 1881, at Brazil, Indiana, Doctor Fisher married Miss Susan Brewer, daughter of James and Elizabeth (Arnold) Brewer, both now deceased. Her father was a farmer. Dr. and Mrs. Fisher are justly proud of their children. The oldest is Dorothy E., a partner in business with her father; Ophia May is the wife of T. S. Jones, a railroad telegraph operator living at Greenup, Illinois; Gladys is the wife of E. R. Johnson, a railway conducter whose home is at Casper, Wyoming; Forest is a scholar and educator and connected with the faculty of Illinois State University at Urbana; Ernest M., a professor of music, with a studio at Minneapolis, Minnesota, is at present a lieutenant in the army and was with the Expeditionary Forces in France; Clyde O., a resident of Rocky Ford, Colorado, also entered the army and at the close of the war was stationed at Camp Travis, Texas.

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