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Information for Fred Ellsworth Fisk
23 July, 1861 - 20 December, 1942
From The Caldwell News-Tribune
December, 1942
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Early - Day Merchant
Of Parma Dies

     Frederick Ellsworth Fisk, 81, prominent Parma businessman for the past 41 years, died at his home early Sunday morning after a lingering illness.
     Born at Senoa, Ill., July 23, 1861, Mr. Fisk came to Parma in 1901 and with E. M. Kirkpatrick and H. C. Baldridge founded the Parma Mercantile Co.  He was also in the retail and wholesale meat business in Parma for many years as vice-president of the early bank.
     During the Baldridge administration he served as manager of the state insurance fund for five years and retired to manage his farm near Parma.
     He was a member of the Parma Community church, a charter member of Parma Lodge No. 49, A.F. & A.M., and Boise Lodge No. 310, B.P.O.E.  He was married to Miss Laura O. Ewing in 1882.  Mrs. Fisk died at her Parma home in 1928.
     Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Neil C. Baldridge and Mrs. Lois F. Anderson, both of Boise, and Mrs. Bess E. Mitchell of Moscow; a son, Harold W. Fisk of Vale, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Clara Jean, who resided with Mr. Fisk in Parma; a brother, Webb E. Fisk of Parma; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at the Parma Community church, Tuesday at 10:30 a. m.  The Rev. Fred Hall, assisted by the Rev. James Brown will officiate.  Interment will be in the Parma cemetery.  The Peckham funeral directors of Caldwell are in charge of arrangements.