THE VALLEY OF HEART's DELIGHT
HENRY BEACH FISHER, 1866-1931
City Engineer for: Santa Clara, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Alviso, and Carmel-by-the-Sea.
SURNAMES: BEACH, LACEY,
A man of high standing in his profession who has been identified with the county of Santa Clara since 1893, is Henry B. Fisher, surveyor and civil engineer, with offices in the Growers Bank Building, San Jose. Mr. Fisher is a native of Wisconsin, having been born at Port Washington, on September 17, 1866, a son of William F. and Emeline (Beach) Fisher; the father, who served during the Civil War, passed away while the family were still residing in St. Paul, Minn.; the mother made her home with her son in San Jose until her death, August 31, 1921.
Henry B. Fisher attended the public schools of St. Paul, Minn., and also had the advantage of a course in a St. Paul business college. Later he took a course in the International Correspondence School, in civil engineering. He first worked in St. Paul as deputy county surveyor of Ramsey County, Minn.; later as assistant engineer of construction of the Woods Harvester Works, and still later served one season in the river and harbor work of the U. S. War Department.
In 1893, he came to California and settled in San Jose, where he has established himself in business, and here he has been very successful, each year widening his circle of influential friends and clients. He is city engineer for the towns of Santa Clara, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Alviso, and Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Mr. Fisher's marriage united him with Miss Laura Lacey, a native of Wisconsin, and they are the parents of three children: Raymond W. (Photo1) (Photo2), Helen, and Florence. Mr. Fisher is popular in the fraternal and business circles of San Jose, being a Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Odd Fellows, Woodmen of the World, Sons of Veterans and Royal Arcanum. Mr. Fisher and his family are active workers in the Congregational Church, and in national politics he is a Republican. He is a lover of outdoor life, is very fond of baseball and spends his leisure time during that season watching that interesting sport or the diamond.
From Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 1084
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