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Titus Gage FISH[1]
 1833 - 1899

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  • Birth  20 Nov 1833  Scipio, Cayuga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  30 Dec 1899  Clinton, Clinton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I52438  Brainard (Brainerd) / Foster / Fish
    Last Modified  27 Mar 2005 00:00:00 
    Father  Ira FISH, b. 4 Jul 1806, Berne, Albany, New York  
    Mother  Sallie Ann BULL, b. 12 Apr 1816, Dutchess County, New York  
    Family ID  F22780  Group Sheet
    Family  Rosamond PACKARD, b. 28 Sep 1841, Chatham, Medina, Ohio  
    Married  18 Sep 1862  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
     1. Edwin Titus FISH, b. 12 Jun 1863
     2. Nellie FISH, b. 22 Feb 1865
     3. Fred Cyrus FISH, b. 7 May 1870
    >4. Jessie Ethel FISH, b. 3 Oct 1872, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin
     5. Percy Titus FISH, b. 10 May 1875
     6. Harry Ellis FISH, b. 18 Mar 1877
    Family ID  F185  Group Sheet
  • Notes 
    • According to Diane Sutton, Titus Gage Fish and his brothers started abusiness building wagons in 1860. They became famous for the Racine FishWagon. In thirty years they produced 250,000 wagons, log trucks,carriages, surreys and Phaetons sporting the Fish logo, a large-mouthedbass.
      At the publishing of the History of Racine and Kenosha counties in1879 he was residing in Racine. According to this source he moved fromScipio, New York and settled in Janesville, Wisconsin in 1847 (about age14) where he was a farmer. He then formed the Fish Brothers in Racineabout 1865 (age 32) which was a very successful wagon making firm. TitusFish was very active in the government there, serving as an alderman fromthe fifth ward, and President of the Council for six years.
      Titus Fish appears in the 1880 US Census in District 166 Racine,Wisconsin, aged 46, and the proprietor of a Wagon Factory. The householdincludes wife Rosamond, and children Fred, Jessie and Percy and threeservants; John Griffith of Wales, Ana Zenishek of Bohemia and MariahStritesky of Bohemia.
      No marriage certificate was on file in Racine Wisconsin, but lessthan half of those before 1907 are actually on file.
      Obituary from the Janesville Gazette, Janesville, Wisconsin 2 Jan1900 (p. 5, col3):
      " A telegram was received this morning from Clinton, Iowa., announcingthe death of Titus G. Fish, one of the best known wagon manufacturers inthe Northwest. Mr. Fish was born in Cayuga county, New York, 66 yearsago. He came West in 1847 and located at Janesville, and went to Racinein 1859 and engaged in the fanning mill business. He was the founder ofthe Fish Bros. Wagon company, and was at its head for many years until itpassed into the hands of the late Jerome I. Case. "
  • Sources 
    1. [S44] Mayflower Index, #64,633.

    2. [S672] History of Racine & Kenosha Counties, Western Historical Company, Chicago, Illinois, (published 1879), p 583.
      Titus G. Fish, of the firm of Fish Bros. & Co.., wagon manufacturers, is a native of Scipio, Cayuga Co., N.Y.; he came to Janesville, Wis., in the spring of 1847, and was engaged in farming until he came to Racine; in 1862 he embarked in his present business; he has been Alderman from the Fifth Ward for twelve years, and President of the Council for six years.

    3. [S43] United States Census, 1850 - Wisconsin, Rock, La Prarie page 437 Taken 23 Aug 1850.
      Titus Fish, age 16, son of Ira Fish and Sally A. Fish. Farmer, attended school within the year.

    4. [S671] State of Idaho Vital Records, Death Certificate number 15241 - Rosamond Fish Aug 18, 1919.
      Name: Rosamond FishWidow
      Date of Death: August 18, 1919Age: 74 years 10 months 20 days
      Place: Lewiston, IdahoCause: Senile Dementia duration 2 months
      Born: Sep 28, 1811Ohio
      Father: R. PackardMother: Susan Bird
      Burial: Racine, WisconsinReported by: J. V. LeClair


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