Monday, July 31, 2006

Walter Tower FISH

Walter Tower FISH
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel.

Walter Tower Fish (William Stebbins8, Charles7, Sands6, Nathan5, Samuel4, John3) ) was born 21 Feb 1876 (1900 Federal census says birthplace is Glascow, Scotland and his immigration year was 1878). Walter was the youngest child of Col. William Stebbins FISH and his wife Hortense Desire GALLUP.

Walter married Ellen Aurelia CHENEY, daughter of Flavius CHENEY, on 23 August 1897 in Mystic by Rev. LB Codding. Ellen was born 29 May 1877 and died 17 Aug 1955 (listed on her gravestone where she is buried with her parents in Elm Grove Cemtery, Mystic.) Family records indicate her date of death as 16 Aug 1955.

Walter served as a Connecticut serviceman in the Spanish American War, Co. H. 3rd CV [Connecticut Volunteers], 3rd Regiment. His rank was 2nd Lieutenant. His residence was Mystic, CT.

Walter registered for the draft [12 Sept 1918] in WWI. He lists himself as native born, with the correct birth date, lives at 8 Reynolds Hill, Mystic, is married to Ellen Reynolds, is an accountant with a ship construction trading company in Stonington, CT. He is of medium height, slender build with brown eyes and gray hair.

Family records [Fish genealogy #'s] list four children: Louise Hortense (#2078), Walter Sands, Margaret Ellen (#2079), and Hamilton Cheney FISH.

Walter died 17 February 1942.

Buried: Lot 4, Row 2, Grave 4


Fish genealogy: #2077 p. 309
Family Data Collection-Individual Records (, 2000) parents names, wife's name, birth marriage and death dates and places. (lists birth as Hartford, Suffield, CT)
Military Records: Spanish American War ( page 15, 135.
Military Records, WWI Draft Cards (

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