Fisher, Sarah Alice “Sallie”

Sarah “Sallie” Alice Fisher Thomason, undated. From the book, The Fisher Family 1727-1958 (1959).

Class of 1896

Birth: Oct. 20, 1876
Death:  Dec. 9, 1959

William Henry Fisher
Elizabeth Alice Barringer

John Washington Thomason (1874 – 1963)

Harold Elwood Thomason (1904-1969)
Claude Fisher Thomason (1902-1983)
Carl Graydon Thomason (1905-2000)
Max Deberry Thomason (1908-1992)
Kathleen Elizabeth Thomason Shives (1910-1973)
Leo Bernard Thomason
Ora Nadine Thomason Pharr (1918-2015)

Franklin Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Franklin, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, #67551265


Abstracts of the Lutheran Visitor, Dec. 22, 1898 – Oct. 31, 1902.

Thomason, John W. of Rowan County NC married Sallie A. Fisher on 12/11/1898 at the home of the bride’s father W. H. Fisher of Mt. Pleasant NC officiated by Rev. J. A. Linn, Lutheran Visitor 1/5/1899, page 11.


The Fisher Family 1727-1958, James L. Fisher, Arthur W. Fisher, Hilbert A. Fisher eds. (Charlotte,1959), 332.

SALLIE ALICE FISHER, b. Oct. 20, 1876, m. Dec. 11, 1898, John Washington Thomason, b. Sept. 13, 1874. Children: Harold Elwood – Claude Fisher – Carl Graydon – Max Deberry – Kathleen Elizabeth – Leo Bernard – Ora Nadine.

Mrs. Sallie Fisher Thomason, daughter of William Henry Fisher and Elizabeth Alice Barringer, was born October 20, 1876, near Mount Olive Lutheran Church, five miles north of Mount Pleasant, N. C. Her education began at Tammany Hall, a free school one mile from Mt. Pleasant and continued at Mt. Amoena Seminary, from which she graduated in 1896. In 1898, she married John Washington Thomason. Their seven children are living proof of the truly Christian home they have maintained in the Franklin community five miles west of Salisbury, N. C.

She has always been a woman of the finest influence in her home, her community, and in Franklin Presbyterian Church, which she joined in 1900, and in which she has taught the Women’s Bible Class for forty-seven years. It can truly be said of her; “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10.

by Rev. N. E. Oplinger


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 10 Dec 1959, 36.

SALISBURY – Mrs. John W. Thomason, 83, of Rt. 1, died early Wednesday in a local hospital. Funeral today 4 p.m. at Franklin Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: husband; sons Harold of Charlotte, Claude of Concord, Carl of Rowan County, Max of Kannapolis, and Leo of Fresno, Calif.; daughter, Mrs. Byron Shives of Rowan County and Mrs. John Pharr of Concord; half-brother, A. W. Fisher of Concord.