Biography of David Fish

A farmer whose labors have accumulated a fine holding in this favored region of the reservation and who is in excellent standing among the people, has done a commendable part in the good work of improving and building up the country, it is with pleasure that we are enabled to grant the subject of this article representation in the County history.

David Fish was born in the province of Quebec, on May 10, 1857. He grew up and was educated in his native place and in 1877 came to New Hampshire, where he wrought in the lumber business until 1880. Then he went to Bay City, Michigan, and worked in the lumber business one year, then sailed on the lakes, and in 1888 came as far west as Marysville, Montana, and wrought as a miner and also as a machinist.

In 1890 Mr. Fish returned to Michigan and later came to Elkhorn, Montana, and in 1896 to his present place, a snug and well kept farm about one half mile southwest from Nezperce. He had but little when he located this land and so he was forced to endure the hardships and arduous labor of pioneer life; he has faithfully labored on until he has a good farm, well improved, and is one of the prosperous men of this section. Mr. Fish is a member of the M. W. V.

The marriage of Mr. Fish and Miss Emma Hart, a native of Calumet, Michigan, was solemnized on April 18, 1887, and four children have been born to gladden the home: Laura, Arlie, Rehomode and Mardiez E. Mrs. Fish was born on May 28, 1871.

Mr. Fish and his family all affiliate with the Catholic Church and are faithful supporters of the faith.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903

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