Pittsburgh Courier Obituaries- Apr 9, 1927on September 10th, 2011 at 11:50 AM
Pittsburgh Courier Obituaries- Apr 9, 1927Old Citizen Passes Away John Wesley Fisher died at his home 2604 Wylie avenue, Monday morning, April 4, after an illness of several months. Mr. Fisher was born in Allegheny City, (now the North Side, Pittsburgh), in 1848, and has lived his entire life as a citizen of this city. He had been twice married and was the father of 14 children, five of whom survive. He has been married to the present Mrs. Fisher, who was Miss Annie E. Taylor, 49 years, and six months. To this union eleven children were born. Those living are Mrs. Mathilda Bailey of Philadelphia; Mrs. Mamie Johnson of San Francisco, Calif.: Mrs. Pauline B. Smith, Mrs. washington dc car service . Sarah E. Johnson and Joseph L. Fisher of this city. Mr. Fisher is widely known in fraternal circles, being a 33rd degree Mason, a member of St. Cyprian Lodge No. 13, F. & A. M.. the oldest lodge west of the Allegheny mountains, also a member of Duquesne Chapter, H. R. A. M., Palestine Commandery, Knights Templar, St. Cyprian Consistory, S. P. R. Denver Roofing . S., Sahara Temple. Shriners, Vashon Council, Royal and Select Masters, and at one time R. E. Grand Commander of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania. He was for a number of years connected with the Odd Fellows, being a member of Industry Lodge, No. 1535 and Patriarchie 39. He has for many years been a member of Brown Chapel A. M. E. church, North Side, from which church the funeral will be held Friday, April 8, at 2 p. m. He leaves, besides the widow and children named above, four grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. Mrs. Ray Jenkin Mitchell, a former Homestead resident, aged 47 years, died on Friday evening, April 1, at St. Francis hospital at 8:45 p. m., following a complication of diseases. She was born in Montreal, Canada, and lived in Pittsburgh. She is survived by a husband, John Mitchell, one daughter, Mrs. Marion Anthony, a grand son, Alvin Anthony, a sister, Mrs. Katie Fermant, one half-sister, Mrs. Margaret Jones. She was a member of the Christian Alliance Missionary church on Fullerton street. Funeral services will be held at the residence of Mrs. Margaret Jones, 523 Fourth avenue, Homestead, on Tuesday at 2 p. m. Rev. Burgess of Pittsburgh, will officiate and internment will be made in the Homestead cemetery. Briscoe M. Johnson, husband of Alice M. Johnson of Melrose avenue, North Side, departed this life on Tuesday afternoon, March 20, after an illness of one week. He is survived by a wife, Alice Johnson, children, Leonard, Estelle, Viola Stewart Geneva, Florence, Willis, Robert; four grandchildren, Alice Stewart, Eloise Stewart, Russell Johnson, Alvin Johnson; three sisters, Mrs Emma Goodson, Greenwich, Conn.; Mrs. Annie Jackson, New York, N. Y.; Mrs. Evy Blight, White Plains, N Y; four brothers, Mr. Eugene Johnson, Greenwich, Con.; Mr. Marcellas Johnson, Greenwich, Con., Mr. Lee Johnson, Petersburg, Va.; Mr. William Johnson, Greenwich, Con., and a host of friends. Walter Charles Butler of Elizabeth, Pa., departed this life in the McKeesport hopital, Tuesday, March 29. He born in Monessen, Pa., September 18, 1906. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. S. King of the A. M. E. Church of Braddock, assisted by Rev. Evans of the Euclid Avenue A. M. genie garage opener . E. Church in Ballards undertaking chapel. His sadly missed by his dear wife and relatives and all who knew him owing to his loving dispostion. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Edwards Butler, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Butler, one sister, Mrs. Margaret Edwards of Orange, N. J., and a host of relatives and friends. Mrs. Blanche Johnson Jones of South Parkway, Chicago, Ill., died Wednesday, March 28, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Jones was a former resident of Pittsburgh, having lived with her sister, Mrs. Mayme McWithers Williams at Wylie avenue and Chauncey street.