BENJAMIN H. FISHER, M.D., an able physician of Steubenville, was born within the present limits of that city, February 21, 1839. He is the son of John and Jane (Hart) Fisher, the former of whom was born at Winchester, Va., October 30, 1800 and the latter in Pennsylvania, November 10, 1801. His father, who devoted his life to farming and the manufacture of copperas, was the son of John C. Fisher. He was married February 26, 1822, and had eleven children, of whom Benjamin was the ninth, and of whom eight are now living. The mother died November 9, 1871, and her husband, November 5, 1853. Dr. Fisher has resided in Steubenville all his life. He received his literary education in the public schools of the city, and in early manhood he taught two terms of school. He then took up the study of medicine under the preceptorship of Dr. Benjamin Tappan. In the fall of 1862 he entered the medical college of Ohio, at Cincinnati, where he was graduated in March 1864. In May of the same year, he entered the Union army, in company D, One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Ohio volunteer infantry, and was soon promoted assistant surgeon of his regiment. He served in that capacity until September, 1864 when he was honorably discharged at Columbus, Ohio. Returning home, he began the practice of his profession in partnership with his former preceptor, Dr. Tappan. At the end of three years the partnership was mutually dissolved, since which time Dr. Fisher has practiced alone. He was married, November 30, 1865 to Elizabeth A., daughter of William and Elizabeth Rittenhouse, natives of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Fisher was born near Hopedale, Harrison county, Ohio, June 21, 1842. She has borne to her husband four children: John Bartley, Jennie D., Benjamin F., and Clarence A., the first of whom died, aged six years. Mrs. Fisher is a member of the Christian church. The doctor is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and also of the Royal Arcanum lodge. He is a member of the Jefferson County Medical society and of the American Medical association. In politics he is a republican. He was formerly a member of the examining board for pensions, at Steubenville, serving three years. He has a large practice and is a physician and surgeon of much ability.
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