Randolph  County,  Indiana

Clifford  C.  Fisher

            Among the progressive and prominent business men of Randolph county is Clifford C. Fisher, of Union City, formerly cashier and now president of the Atlas State Bank, and is also engaged in the fire insurance business and is one of the best known men in this field of endeavor in this section of the state. The qualities of keen discrimination, sound judgment and executive ability enter very largely into his makeup and have been contributing elements to the material success which has come to him.
            Mr. Fisher was born in the city and county named in the preceding paragraph, on October 21, 1874. He is a son of Robert S. Fisher, who was born in Wayne county, Indiana, in 1835. He was a banker during his business life, was cashier of the Commercial Bank, of Union City, and was the organizer of that bank, which was first known as the First National Bank, later being changed to the Commercial Bank. He was a well known financier and successful business man. At the time of his death, which occurred in 1880, he owned quite a little real estate. He married Rosalie A. Cotton, who was born in Williamsburg, Indiana, and she is still living, making her home in Union City, being now advanced in years. Our subject has a half-sister, Mrs. Cora F. McMaster, who is making her home in Chicago.
            Clifford C. Fisher was educated in the public schools of Union City, later finishing his schooling at the Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois. He first commenced his business career in 1906 as cashier of the Atlas State Bank, of Union City, which position he held for two years. Upon severing his connection with the bank in 1908 he engaged in the file insurance business which he still continues with ever increasing success, having now the largest agency in the county by far. However, he is still connected with the Atlas State Bank, being president, and a director and stockholder in the same. He also owns an interest in the Pierce elevator, besides other outside investments, including the Randolph County Bank of Winchester and the Peoples Bank of Portland. He is also owner of two well-improved and valuable farms in Ohio, containing in all four hundred and seventeen acres. On these places general farming and stock raising are carried on extensively, a specialty being made of raising and feeding cattle in large numbers. At this writing there are one hundred and sixty two head of principally high-grade cattle, many being registered thorough breds. Mr. Fisher has spent much time and money during the past year building up-to-date and adequate stock barns and sheds, his barns being of large dimensions, and he has also built convenient shelters for his hogs and other livestock. He is an excellent judge of all kinds of stock, especially cattle. He has been very successful in a business way through the exercise of sound judgment, persistent industry, honorable dealings and a close adherence to the Golden Rule.
            Politically, Mr. Fisher is a Republican, but he has never made any efforts to become a leader in political affairs, preferring to devote his attention exclusively to his large business interests. Religiously, he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a liberal supporter of the same.
            Mr. Fisher was married November 19, 1896, to Ada L. Lewis, who was born in Union City. Indiana, July 20, 1876. She is daughter of
            Oliver L. and Jessie F. Lewis, a highly esteemed family of Union City, for many years, but the mother died in 1911, and the father is now living at Springfield, Missouri, and is a conductor on the Frisco railroad. Mrs. Fisher grew to womanhood in Union City and here she received her education, being a graduate of the local high school. To the union of our subject and wife two children have been born, namely: Alice L., born September 27, 1906; and Robert L., born April 16, 1910.
            Mr. and Mrs. Fisher have a pleasant home in Union City which is the mecca for their many friends who always find there genuine hospitality and good cheer.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

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