101 - Catharine B. Fisher - Walpole Rural Cemetery - Walpole, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 09.254 W 071° 14.883
19T E 314267 N 4669346
Quick Description: Catherine Fisher lived to 101 years, 2 months, and 10 days.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 2/17/2019 8:42:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM103BC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
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Long Description:
In Walpole, within Walpole's Rural Cemetery, is the grave marker for Catharine B. Fisher, who lived over 101 years.

The rural cemetery lies northwest of Massachusetts Route 1A. From Route 1, take North Street and go north to the intersection with Pemberton Street, Park nearby. The monument is within view of the street near the southern end of the cemetery.

The grave marker appears to be a replacement to the a previous marker. It is a dark gray slate set vertically in a hillside slope. The letters are on the southerly side of the marker.

The text on the marker is as follows:

"Catharine B. Fisher
Widow of Lewis Fisher
March 12, 1913
Aet. 101 years 2 mos. 10 dys"

Catharine Fisher then was born in 1812. The following world events happened at the time of her birth and death (from Wilipedia):

February 7 - the last New Madrid, Missouri, earthquake strikes at over magnitude 8.
February 12 – Napoleon authorizes the usage of Mesures usuelles, the basis of the metric system.
March 26 - In the United States, the Boston Gazette prints a political cartoon coining the term Gerrymander, after former Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry's approval (on February 11) of legislation creating oddly shaped electoral districts, designed to help incumbents win re-election.
April 30 – Louisiana is admitted as the 18th U.S. state.
June 1 – War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the U.S. Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
June 24 – Napoleon's Grande Armée crosses the Neman River, and invades Russia.
August 19 – War of 1812: The USS Constitution defeats the British frigate Guerriere, off the coast of Nova Scotia. The British shot is said to have bounced off the Constitution's sides, earning her the nickname "Old Ironsides".
December 29 – War of 1812: The USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Java, off the coast of Brazil.

February 1 – New York City's Grand Central Terminal, having been rebuilt, reopens as the world's largest railroad station.
February 3 – The 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect income taxes on all sources of income, not just some.
March 4 - Woodrow Wilson is sworn in, as the 28th President of the United States.
April 8 – The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, dictating the direct election of senators.
October 7 – The Ford Motor Company's Highland Park Plant in Highland Park, Michigan, near Detroit, becomes the first automobile production facility in the world to implement the moving assembly line, significantly speeding up production of the Model T.
December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States, by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.


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