Fisher, Mary Caroline Horner


Mary C. Horner Fisher, c. 1893.


Mary C. Horner Fisher and daughter Pauline, c. 1893.

Mary Caroline Horner Fisher, undated. From the book The Jacob Fisher Family, 1721-1958 (1959).













Faculty: Fancy Work, 1892-1893.

Birth: Jul. 31, 1862, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Death: Jul. 18, 1952, Virginia

Charles Lee Thornton Fisher (1857 – 1936)

Spring Hill Cemetery
Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA

Source:, # 133334113.


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 23 Jul 1953, 14.

Death Claims Mrs. Fisher At Lynchburg

News of the death of Mrs. Mary Horner Fisher, widow of the Rev. Charles Lee Thornton Fisher, at her homer, 1002 Federal St., Lynchburg, Va., last Friday night has been received in Charlotte. Many years ago Mr. Fisher was vice president of Elizabeth College in Charlotte. Death followed a long illness.

Mrs. Fisher, who was born July 31, 1862, in Adams County, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Newton McKee Fisher and Sarah Waybright Horner, was nearing her ninetieth birthday. She was educated at Miss McClellan’s School in Gettysburg, Pa., and at Maryland College, Lutherville, Md.

After her marriage to Mr. Fisher they were home missionaries in Nebraska a few years. Subsequently she assisted her husband during his presidency at Mont Amoena Seminary, Mt. Pleasant, Cabarrus County, and while he was vice president of Elizabeth College, Charlotte.

From 1907 to 1913 the Fishers lived in Lynchburg, and in 1927 they returned to that city to make their home after his retirement from administrative duties in the field of education. He, parenthetically, was a native of North Carolina.

Funeral services were held Monday at the home in Lynchburg.