IRA C. FISHER, M.D., our subject, is a native of Johnson County, Ind., born in what is now Needham Township, on the 2nd day of October, 1859. His parents are John and Caroline Fisher, both natives of Johnson County, and of German and Scotch descent, respectively. They reside in Needham Township, and are among the enterprising and highly respected people of the community. Dr. Fisher is the oldest of a family of three children. He was raised on a farm in his native county, and received a good English education in the common schools. He early decided upon the medical profession for a life work, and began preparing for the same by a course of reading with Dr. J. H. Carter, of Indianapolis, under whose instruction he continued for two years. He then became a student of the medical college of that city, from which he graduated in 1884. Having thus familiarized himself with the profession, he began the active practice at the village of Needham, where he has since continued in the enjoyment of a lucrative and steadily increasing business. Though young in years, Dr. Fisher has already made commendable progress in his profession, and ranks among the rising medical men of the county. He is a close student thoroughly devoted to his chosen calling, and has before him a promising future. He is a democrat in politics.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 721.