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Isabella E. Fisher

17 April 1835–26 April 1902

Born 17 Apr. 1835 in Glenville, Schenectady Co., New York.[1] Daughter of Alexander Fisher and Agnes Brown.[2] Married Charles W. Bennett, Sept. 1858, in Burlington, Racine Co., Wisconsin; three children.[3] Moved to Salt Lake City, by 1872.[4] Visited and consulted often with EBW regarding the Silk Association and other mutual concerns.[5] Member of the Resolutions Committee of the Territorial Association of Woman Suffragists, 1895.[6] Appointed to the Utah Silk Commission by Governor Heber M. Wells, Apr. 1896–1900.[7] Member of the Ladies’ Literary Club.[8] Member of the Reviewer’s Club, 1896.[9] Died 26 Apr. 1902 in Salt Lake City.[10]

 

[1]1855 New York State Census, E. D. Western, Glenville, Schenectady Co., NY, Isabella E. Fisher, microfilm 503207, DGS 5207090, FHL. “Useful Life of Mrs. Isabella E. Bennett Comes after Many Years to Peaceful End,” Salt Lake Herald, 25 Apr. 1902, 8. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 1 May 2018), Isabella E. Fisher (LH5J-V16). 

[2] 1855 New York State Census, E. D. Western, Glenville, Schenectady Co., NY, Isabella E. Fisher, microfilm 503207, DGS 5207090, FHL. “Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849–1949,” FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 17 July 2018), Isabella C. Bennett, citing Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, Management and Archives, microfilm 4139834, FHL.

[3] History of the Bench and Bar of Utah (Salt Lake City: Interstate Press Association, 1913), 103. Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons, 1904), 4:620–621. 1870 U.S. Census, Chicago 16th Ward, Cook Co., IL, 11, Isabella E. Bennett. 1900 U.S. Census, Fifth Precinct, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 41, 7A, Isabella Bennet.

[4] Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons, 1904), 4:620–621.

[5] EBW, Diary, 17 Apr. 1893; 19 June 1894; 2 July 1895; 4 Feb. 1896.

[6] “Woman Suffragists,” Salt Lake Herald, 19 Mar. 1895, 3.

[7] Senate Journal of the First Session of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Utah (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1896), 662, 663. Executive Order, 5 Apr. 1896, Utah State Archives and Utah State History.

[8] “Well-Known Woman Dies This Morning,” Salt Lake Telegram, 24 Apr. 1902, 6.

[9] “Women’s Clubs: A Tribute to Mrs. Isabella Bennett,” Salt Lake Herald, 27 Apr. 1902, 10. Jill Mulvay Derr, “Scholarship, Service, and Sisterhood: Women’s Clubs and Associations, 1877–1977,” in Women in Utah History: Paradigm or Paradox?, ed. Patricia Lyn Scott and Linda Thatcher (Logan: Utah State University Press, 2005), 253.

[10] “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 87 (1902), Isabella E. Bennett; citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City.