Source: History of Northern Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development, and Resources, an Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers, Views of County Seats, Etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881. p. 71
CHARLES FISHER, merchant, Ashland, was born in Detroit, Mich., Nov. 6, 1827. He lived at home until 1849, and received his education in Detroit. In 1849 and 1850 he entered the service of S. McKnight, at Plymouth, and soon after went to Eagle River as a clerk. he was engaged in this business for years, and lived somewhere on the shores of Lake Michigan up to 1871, when he came to Ashland, and with S. S. Vaughn put up Vaughn's Dock, and engaged in a forwarding and commission business. In 1873 they met a loss in a railroad tie contract, and in 1875 dissolved partnership, but continued in the store until 1878, when he commenced taking contracts for building and merchandising. He owns or has an interet in considerable real estate. In 1860 he married Miss Ann McGlancey, of Ireland. They have had eight children—Thomas, Mary, James, Anita, Willard, Max, Ellis and Ada, the latter not living. Mr. Fisher was Deputy County Treasurer in 1877 and 1878, and has held town and school offices.
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