[p. 701] one of Ellwood City's progressive business men, is assistant superintendent over a large territory for the Prudential Life Insurance Company and has his offices in the Dambach Building, and owns a home at No. 716 Park Avenue. Mr. Fisher was born at Portersville, Butler County, Pa., December 8, 1871, and is a son of William and Agnes (Thomas) Fisher.
William Fisher was born, reared to manhood and educated in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, moving to Butler County after his marriage, where he engaged in work at his trade of wagonmaking. There he died when his son, George W., was twenty-two months old. Two sons survived him, George W. and William S., the latter of whom is a farmer in Franklin Township, Beaver County. The mother died in 1900.
George W. Fisher went to Washington, Pa., after completing school, where he had been offered the management of a grocery store, and remained at Washington for one year and six months and then came to Ellwood City, securing employment in a grocery house, where he continued for five years. For five more years he had charge of the shipping and packing department in the Clark Bros. Glass factory. In 1904 he first became asociated with the Prudential Life Insurance Company, and after a successful term of fifteen months as an agent, in June, 1905, was promoted to be assistant superintendent over a district which embraces the territory from West Pittsburg east to Evans City, Butler County, and from Hazel Dell south to Homewood. There are three agents under Mr. Fisher's supervision. Mr. Fisher has had wonderful success ever since he turned his attention in the direction of his present occupation, and stands very high with the home office on account of his efficiency.
In June, 1900, Mr. Fisher was married to Miss Louise I. Wilson, of Wayne Township, who is a daughter of John P. Wilson, and they have a most engaging little daughter, Lucille Winifred by name, who was born March 23, 1908. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher attend the Presbyterian Church. In politics, he is a Republican. Personally, Mr. Fisher possesses a frank, genial manner that assists him in making friends, and he has the sterling qualities which enable him to keep them.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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