Ira A. Fisk

Ira A. Fisk was born in the town of Lancaster, Franklin county, Ohio, February 7th, 1814. When about sixteen years of age he began clerking. About 1839 he accompanied his parents to Logansport, Indiana, and returned to Chillicothe, Ohio, where he opened a boot and shoe store.

In 1844 he went to Palestine, Illinois, and began farming. In 1850 he crossed the plains to California, returned east in 1852, and again came to California in 1853. In California he followed mining till 1862, when he purchased his present home of 160 acres. He was married December 5th, 1844.

There have been nine children, viz: Thomas Cullen, Charles Edward, Wilbur Quincy, deceased; Isa William, Mary Anna, Ira Benjamin, Henry, Rosa Grace and Werter.

The History of El Dorado County, California by P. Sioli, page 225

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