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The Fishburn Story Page 1
This page is devoted to my mother's side of the
family, the Fishburns. They have been in The United States since before its
founding. One of my early ancestors, John
Phillip Fishbourne II, came over with William Penn and secured deeds to
land in what is now Hershey, Pennsylvania in Lancaster county. This is all
documented by the Pennsylvania Historical Society. He changed the
spelling of his name to Fishburn soon after he arrived in the Colonies
This story starts with me, Gary E. Mintier and goes
through my mother Mary Eldora Fishburn Mintier, then to her father Squire
Fishburn and so on.. My mother's father, Squire Fishburn, had three
daughters with his wife, Lucricia May Flemming. They were Tilly Fishburn, Mary
Eldora Fishburn, and Flaudine Fishburn.
He had also been married before in 1900 to Maggie Parlet and they had a son
Walter Fishburn. Sadly Maggie died three years after they were married and Squire had to send his young son,
Walter to live with relatives to be
His second wife, Lucricia May, also died fairly
young from a fall in their house in 1938. Squire never remarried after that.
Some childhood recollections of my grandfather are
of visiting him
at his house on the Columbus Road in Mount Vernon every Friday with my mother. We would be coming back from grocery shopping
and stop to deliver his groceries to him. He always had horehound candies for me and my older
brother John. We didn't really like the candies but took them to be nice. His house had a hand pump in
the kitchen from the well which was used to get water. It also had an outhouse out back. This
was in the 1950's in Mount Vernon. I still remember going into the kitchen and
pumping the pump and being amazed that was how water came out into the kitchen sink.
On a trip back to Mount Vernon with my mother in 2003, we once stopped to see Squire's house on Columbus road
again. It was not the
same house either I or my mother remembered. I guess you can never go home again.
have also visited the family farm outside of Brandon, Ohio where my mother grew up. It is still standing
and still a working farm. Mother pointed out the
porch where she would run across with her pet lamb named Simpy and you could
also almost hear those hooves bouncing on the porch. She tells the story of when
it came time to sell the sheep, her father told her to stay away from Simpy,
because if the buyers knew it as a pet sheep, it would fetch less money.
Other stories from my mother tell of getting in the horse and
buggy with her mother at the reigns and racing to the local store. And of the
time her father Squire bought a new car in the early 1900's, but didn't know how to drive it.
Too proud to admit this, he
started it up and proceeded to crash it into the barn requiring the brand new
car to have its fender repaired. All of these stories took place before
It is Squire's family that descended from John
Phillip Fishbourne II and can be traced down to mine. I will try my best to
show the history of my ancestors in their most favorable light.
The following pages include some of the pictures
I have with descriptions. As I receive more pictures, this section will expand.
- 16th Amendment (income
tax) and 17th (popular election of U.S. senators) adopted. Woodrow
Wilson becomes 28th U.S. president.
- World War I
begins: Austrian Archduke Francis
Ferdinand assassinated. Panama
Canal officially opened.
sunk by German submarine. . D.
W. Griffith's film Birth of a Nation. Albert
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.
- President Wilson re-elected with “he kept us out of war”
Revolution of 1917. Balfour
Declaration promises Jewish homeland in Palestine. Sigmund
Freud's Introduction to Psychoanalysis.
- (Nov.); hostilities cease on the Western Front.
epidemic strikes; In U.S. alone, 500,000 perish.
- 18th (Prohibition)
Amendment adopted. Mahatma
Gandhi initiates satyagraha (“truth force”) campaigns,
beginning his nonviolent resistance movement against British rule in