Fisher, Ethel Mae Cobb

Ethel Mae Cobb wedding photo, 27 Jun 1916.

Ethel Mae Cobb Fisher, 1923.

Ethel Mae Cobb Fisher, undated.












Attended 1909-1912.
Mont Amoena teacher of Piano, 1920-23

Florence Hunt School of Music, 1915

Birth: September 1, 1891, Guilford, North Carolina
Death: June 10, 1966, Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina

Samuel William Cobb (1859-1949)
Emma Huffines Cobb

Hazel Lucille Cobb (1893-1987)
Bittle Elwood Cobb (1894-1966)
James Virgil Cobb (1895-1986)
Samuel Earle Cobb (1897-1980)
William Clayton Cobb (1898-1993)
Henry Leslie Cobb (1901-1968)
Eugene Boyd Cobb (1903-1971)

Spouse: Hilbert Adam Fisher (1892-1980)
Married: June 27, 1916

Emily Margaret Fisher Mauney (1930-2008)
Hilbert Cobb Fisher

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Faith, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 65151771.


Unidentified North Carolina newspaper, c. 28 Jun 1916. Acquired from Nick McEntire, Instructor of History at Rowan County Community College, via the Hilbert Cobb “H. C.” Fisher family July 2019. 

Married Tuesday

Ensign Hilbert Adam Fisher, of the United States navy, and Miss Ethel Mae Cobb, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Cobb, of eastern Guilford, were married Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents on Gibsonville route 1. The ceremony was marked by beauty and simplicity and was witnessed by a large company of relatives and friends of the young couple.

The marriage took place in front of an improvised altar decorated with ferns and Queen Anne lace and lighted by candles. The bride, radiantly beautiful and attired in willow taffeta trimmed with lace and wearing a bridal veil, approached the altar on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage. The words that joined the two young hearts together for life were spoken by Rev. T. S. Brown, assisted by Rev. J. H. C. Fisher, of Mt. Pleasant, an uncle of the groom. The impressive service of the Lutheran church was used and while the bridal party knelt at the altar they chanted the Lord’s prayer with the minister.

The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Miss Hazel Cobb, who wore a beautiful creation of pink silk with silver trimmings. E. W. Fisher, of Salisbury, the groom’s brother, was the best man. Master J. D. May, Jr., the bride’s cousin, bore the ring in the heart of a Cape Jessamine. Miss Ada Stirewalt sang a solo just prior to the ceremony and played the wedding march. While the words of the ceremony were being spoken she played softly “Water Lilly.”

The wedding was followed by a reception and a buffet luncheon. Punch was served in the rear hall by Misses Maud Dawson, of Guilford college, and Mary Peck, of Mt. Pleasant. Misses Elizabeth and Cornelia Huffines and Inez Murray served ices and cake.

Ensign and Mrs. Fisher came to Greensboro by automobile and left on a late train Washington, where they will spend a short time. They will return to North Carolina on a visit to relatives before going to Newport, R. I., where the groom is stationed on the battleship New Hampshire.

The following relatives of the groom were present for the wedding: Mr. and Mrs. M. G. M. Fisher, his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Fisher and Miss Pearl Fisher of Salisbury; Rev. J. H. C. Fisher and Misses Katherine and Annie Louise Fisher, of Mt. Pleasant.


Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 12 Jun 1966, p.8.

GIBSONVILLE – Funeral for Mrs. Hilbert A. Fisher, who died Friday after suffering a seizure, will be 2:30 p.m. today at First Lutheran Church. Burial will be 4:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church cemetery.