E. FISHER JR. was born in Camden, New Jersey around 1941 to Samuel
E. Fisher and his wife the former Josephine Huff. When the Census was taken in 1940,
Samuel Fisher had wed. He and his wife, the former Josephine
Huff, were boarding
at 760 Sycamore
Street, the home of John and Willamae
Evans. Samuel Fisher was then working at a cigar factory, very
likely that at South Sixth and Mechanic Street. Samuel E. Fisher
was still working at the cigar factory when he inducted into the
United States Army in Camden on February 16, 1943. Son Samuel E.
Fisher had already been born, and Josephine Fisher was then
carrying son Linwood
Fisher, who would arrive in September of 1943.
from returning from the Army, Samuel Fisher rejoined his family
in Camden. The 1947 City Directory shows the family living at
Village. Samuel E. Fisher Sr. began
service with the Camden Fire Department, at Engine Company 1,
Street. The Fishers were living at 1820 South 10th Street in the mid and as late as
February of 1959. By 1960 the family had moved to 1620 Kolo
Fisher Sr. graduated from Camden High School in 1936, where he
was a star basketball player. Known as "Joe-Boy" to
friends and family, Samuel E. Fisher Jr., followed his father to
Camden High School and the basketball court. He was a vital part
of the 1959 and 1960 Camden High School basketball teams that went
undefeated and won consecutive state titles in those years. He
graduated from Camden High School in 1950. Samuel
E. Fisher Jr. also followed his father into the Camden Fire
Department. He apparently retired on disability in the 1970s.
brother Linwood Fisher
served in the United States Army from January 1, 1965 to
January 1, 1967, then returned to civilian life in Camden. He
was one of the seven men who passed the Civil Service test in
1967. Linwood Fisher
joined his brother on the Fire Department on
January 5, 1968, and retired on May 1, 2001.
Fisher Jr. died suddenly at West Jersey Hospital on February 27,
1995. He was survived by his wife Dolores and daughter Robyn.