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Descendants of Thomas Fisher


23. JOHN ELLES3 FISHER (JOHN MABREY2, THOMAS1) was born August 24, 1866 in Nash County, North Carolina, and died December 18, 1956 in San Antonio, Texas. She married JOHN ARCHIBALD MCIVER September 20, 1893 in Lee County, Texas, son of ALEXANDER MCIVER and MARY WILSON.
     
Children of J
OHN FISHER and JOHN MCIVER are:
95. i.   JAMES DALRYMPLE4 MCIVER, b. July 04, 1894, Lee County, Texas; d. April 17, 1973, Kennedy, Texas.
96. ii.   LUELLA MCIVER, b. August 09, 1896; d. June 1983, Austin, Texas.
  iii.   OTIS FISHER MCIVER, b. January 08, 1898; d. July 17, 1898.
  iv.   ALEXANDER WILLIAM FISHER MCIVER, b. December 06, 1899; d. February 14, 1960.
97. v.   ELIZABETH FRANCES MCIVER, b. August 20, 1903; d. March 05, 1977, San Antonio, Texas.
98. vi.   ALTON BROOKS MCIVER, b. October 24, 1904, String Prairie, Texas; d. May 26, 1961, Sinton, Texas.
99. vii.   CHARLES EDWARD MCIVER, b. March 16, 1907; d. August 1979, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
100. viii.   VELMA ROSE MCIVER, b. June 15, 1908, Lee County, Texas; d. July 15, 1994, San Antonio, Texas.
101. ix.   JOSEPH TRUETT MCIVER, b. January 17, 1910; d. May 10, 1990.


24. LUCY THOMAS3 FISHER (JOHN MABREY2, THOMAS1) was born August 10, 1867 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and died August 09, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas. She married WILLIAM RILEY BENNETT January 11, 1886.
     
Children of L
UCY FISHER and WILLIAM BENNETT are:
102. i.   JOHN WILLIAM4 BENNETT, b. November 14, 1886, Bastrop County, Texas; d. November 22, 1941, San Antonio, Texas.
  ii.   BERTHA ETHEL BENNETT, b. August 14, 1888, Lee County, Texas; d. September 01, 1888, Lee County, Texas.
  iii.   JAMES EDWARD BENNETT, b. September 18, 1889, Lee County, Texas; d. November 03, 1967, San Antonio, Texas.
  iv.   ANNIE JO BENNETT, b. April 30, 1892, Lee County, Texas; d. November 1970, San Antonio, Texas.
  v.   ALBERT ERNEST BENNETT, b. October 19, 1894, Lee County, Texas; d. September 02, 1984, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
  vi.   CARRIE ISABEL BENNETT, b. November 19, 1897, Lee County, Texas; d. 1992, San Antonio, Texas.
  vii.   LILLIE MAY BENNETT, b. June 15, 1899, Lee County, Texas.
  viii.   CLAUDE LILLIAN BENNETT, b. June 28, 1902, Bell County, Texas; d. December 08, 1978, San Antonio, Texas.
  ix.   BLANCHE IRENE BENNETT, b. December 19, 1904, Bell County, Texas; d. January 28, 1996, San Antonio, Texas; m. ?? MAUPIN.
  x.   ROY THOMAS BENNETT, b. February 28, 1908, Laredo, Webb County, Texas; d. April 12, 1992, San Antonio, Texas.


25. WILEY VICK3 FISHER (JOHN MABREY2, THOMAS1) was born November 26, 1874, and died August 1926 in Temple, Texas. He married SALLIE ??.

Notes for W
ILEY VICK FISHER:
TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM, Temple Texas Aug 20, 1926
(Vol XIX No 271)

WILEY VICK FISHER, Chief of Police, City of Temple, Texas, born Nov.
25,
1874; Son of John Mabry Fisher and Martha Landman Fisher, both born in
North Carolina. While attending a funeral on August 20, 1926. He was
shot by a
former sheriff and defeated candidate for sheriff in the recent primary
campaign,
Albert W. Bonds.
Fisher is survived by his wife, the former Miss Hallie Monroe (married
July
4, 1895).
He is survived by ten children: Willis Fisher and Monroe Fisher of
Temple Tx.;
Mrs. J.L. Altman of Houston, Tx; Alphis Fisher, Johnnie Fisher, Claude
Fisher, Lorene Fisher, Annie Mae Fisher, Clarence Helen Fisher and
Wiley Vick
Fisher, Jr. all of Temple: Two sisters: Mrs. Will Bennett of San
Antonio and
Mrs Bill Dellis of Goldthwalte, and one brother, Charles Fisher of
Smackover,
Arkansas.
(There are eleven children in the picture of the family taken in front
of
their home
with Wiley and Hallie so one of the children is missed above)
Caption: The Slain Chief and His Family also in the TEMPLE DAILY
TELEGRAM.

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM, Temple Texas,
Friday afternoon, Aug 20, 1926

$100 Reward Offered for Arrest of Albert W. Bonds
Following the Shooting of Wiley Fisher in Belton, Texas Temple Police
Chief
Killed While Standing Near Wife; at Funeral of Auto Victim.

Sheriff John R. Bigham offered the reward for the arrest of Bonds, the
alleged slayer of Chief of Police Wiley Fisher of Temple here this
morning.

A complaint charging Albert W. Bonds with murder in connection with the
killing
of Fisher was filed by District Attorney Few Brewster this
afternoon.Bonds
was
still at large early this afternoon and officers were scouring the
country
for him.
It was believed that he had gone to some other county to
surrender.Latest
reports
this afternoon were that Bonds drove out the Wilkerson Valley road,
southwest
of here, after filling his car with gasoline.

District Attorney Few Brewster took up investigation of the case and
was
taking
statements from witness to the tragedy. J. W. White of Moffat said that
he
saw
Mr Bonds in his car, parked at the old creamery building in Belton
just
before
the shooting and spoke to him. Bonds was sitting by himself, he said.
The first shot attracted my attention a short time afterwards. I saw
Fisher
falling;
he was falling kind of sideways.I looked and saw Albert Bonds driving
slowly
past in his car, shooting with a shotgun. He shot three times in
all.”
“During the whole trouble, I did not hear a word out of either Bonds
or
Fisher.
Fisher fell upon the sidewalk. I could see Fisher’s hands during the
whole
trouble
and he did not (make any) effort to draw any pistol or other
weapon.”

Bonds had not given up to the authorities Friday afternoon, as far as
the
Telegram
could learn by telephone communications with the various county
seats.The body
of Mr. Fisher was brought to Temple about noon in Wright Undertaking
Co.
hearse.
1
In Belton for Funeral
Mr Fisher went to Belton early Friday morning with his wife and the
three
children
of the late Mrs. George Burtchell to attend the funeral of Mrs.
Burtchell,
who was
killed in an automobile accident Tuesday night and her three small
children
were
being kept in the Fisher home. The funeral was set for 10:30 Friday
morning
from
the Eads Undertaking company parlor in Belton.The Fisher party had
arrived at
Ead Undertaking Co about 10:00 and had been inside to view the body. It
was
said
that they had returned to Mr Fisher’s car parked at the curb and
were
preparing to
get into it, the three children being in the back seat when the tragedy
occurred.

Wife By His Side
Fisher was standing with his wife at the curb and had one foot on the
running
board of the car. Bonds is alleged to have been coming down the avenuue
from
the east by the side of the Fisher car and either stopped the car of
slowed
it down,
according to witnesses.. He had an automatic shot gun in his hands.

Warning To Wife
When Fisher saw what was about to happen he cried to his wife, “Look
Out” in
a loud
voice. He gave her a violent shove, pushing her to safety and then the
three
shots from the automatic shot gun rang out in rapid succession. Fisher
fell
to the ground, having been struck by the three charges of buckshot.
There
were 12 buck shot wounds in his left breast and shoulder and 20 wounds
in the
left leg. He was carried to the hospital but was practically dead when
picked
up from the sidewalk.

Stops at Filling Station.
Bonds , in a Ford touring car, hurried away after the shooting. He
stopped at
the
Guffy filling station on North Main St. and bought four gallons of
gasoline.
Attendants at the garage said that he had the automatic gun in his
hands and
had
a rifle in the car. He drove away and was reported to have gone west
on
Killeen road.
A later unconfirmed report was that he was seen to pass through
Nolanville.
The shots damaged the front of Eads Undertaking Company but no one else
was
injured.

MANY Witnesses to Shooting.
There were a large number of witnesses to the shooting, men and women
having
been standing on both sides of the street.Mr. Fisher was taken to the
Bolton
Sanitarium but was dead when he reached there.

ILL Feeling Between Men
Ill-feeling betweeb Fisher and Bond had been existing for some time,
dating
back to the time when Bonds (can’t read). Fisher had been very active
against
Bonds in his campaign against Sheriff John R. Bigham and was
particularly
active in the recent sheriff’s race.

Libel Complaint Filed.
A week ago Mr. Bonds filed a complaint against Fisher in the county
court
charging him with criminal libel in connection with a letter alleged to
have
been written and circulated by Chief of Police Fisher. The letter was
multigraphed and several hundred copies distributed. It charged Bonds
with a
number of serious offenses and Bonds based his complaint on this
letter,
claiming in his petition that the letter was libelous and damaging to
his
character.

FISHER Widely Known
Wiley Fisher was one of the best known peace officers in Texas, having
been
here for about twenty years. He was born in Lee County and settled
first at
Rogers, where he was a farmer and later an officer. He served as a
deputy
sheriff in this county and later on the local police force, having
been made
chief of police some years ago. Among the chief episodes in his life
which
have placed him in the public eye have been several shooting affrays as
he
was always a man who hurried to the scene of action and never stood
back at
any call.
2
Career Reviewed
A nuumber of years ago he fatally wounded a Mexican in a running pistol
duel
on South First Street after the Mexican had robbed a Jewelry store.
The
Mexican
was arrested by Fisher and jerked himself free and ran. Fisher pursued
and
the
Mexican opened fire on him. In a pistol duel in the middle of the
street, the
officer
won. Only about a year ago the citizens of Westphalia, near the Falls
County
line
sent for Mr. Fisher to come join them in a hunt for a negro who was
running
amuck with a pistol. In a daring exploit Fisher met the negro in a big
feed
barn and shot him to death.

Mr. Fisher was seriously wounded a number of years ago in Belton whe he
was
fired
upon with a rifle, the bullet passing through a telephone post behind
which
he was
standing after he had found that he was being attacked with rifles.

Wiley Fisher has an enviable reputation in Temple and central Texas and
has
thousands of friends because he has been the friend of all classes, a
fearless officer who was a more of an arbiter than an arresting
officer. To
the best of his ability he saw to it that justice was done in every
case and
his big-hearted, jolly, fearless disposition made him very popular.

News of the death of Wiley Vick Fisher was received with sadness over
the
entire state among the officers because he was very well-known to most
of
them. The body of Mr. Fisher will lay in state at the Wright
Undertaking
parlors. Funeral services will probably be held Sunday, but
arrangements are
being held up temporarily pending word from a brother in Arkansas.

Surviving Wiley Vick Fisher are: his widow, 10 children, Willis Fisher
and
Monroe Fisher of Temple, Mrs. J.L. Altman of Houston, Alphis Fisher,
Johnnie
Fisher, Claude Fisher, Lorene Fisher, Annie Mae Fisher, Clarence Helen
Fisher, W. V. Fisher, Jr, all of Temple, Tx.Two sisters, Mrs. Will
Bennett,
San Antonio and Mrs. Bill Dellis, of Goldthwalte, and one brother,
Charles
Fisher of Smackover, Arkansas.

More coming in next Document
MinnieJo Gay

     
Children of W
ILEY FISHER and SALLIE ?? are:
  i.   HENRY4 FISHER, b. Abt. 1892.
  ii.   WILLIS FISHER, b. April 1894.
  iii.   JOHN M. FISHER, b. Abt. 1896.
  iv.   JEWEL FISHER, b. Abt. 1898.
  v.   MONROE FISHER, b. March 1898.
  vi.   IDA FISHER, b. November 1899.


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