Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

Mr. Abert T. Fisher is a son of the Hon. Lewis Fisher of West Medway, Norfolk County, Mass., and was born on the 3d day of May, 1854. At the Medway district and high schools he was prepared for college, and graduated at Comer's Commercial College in 1876. During his college attendance, his wants were supplied by a generous father, which, with his genial good humor, made the whole course a single holiday with little thought of the future. When he was twenty-two, the year he completed his education, he came to South Pueblo. The opening for doing a profitable coal trade being favorable, he engaged in retailing coal, and has continued in it up to the present time. He began with one team, and is now hurried with a stable full of horses and mules and seventeen delivery wagons to supply his increased trade. His stylish residence on the mesa is surrounded on the south and west by plats of grass, and the interior is furnished in a style which exhibits a high degree of refinement. At the early age of twenty-seven, Mr. Fisher is a prominent and wealthy man. He was a member of the City Council in 1880, and the youngest member that ever sat in that body. Being, by a legal resident disqualification, ineligible to the office, he declined being a nominee for a second term.  History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado O L Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1881

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