Dr. Hiram R. Fish, son of Benjamin Fish, and grandson of Ephraim Fish, who was in the Continental army, was with Washington when he crossed the Delaware River, and was commissioned colonel for gallant service in the battles of Trenton and Monmouth. Benjamin Fish was born in Eaton, N. Y., in 1790, and remained there until after his marriage. During the War of 1812 Mr. Fish enlisted in the United States army, participating in the battle of Sackett's Harbor, and afterward was in a company of veterans at Buffalo, and passed in review before the Count DeLafayette on his memorable visit to the United States. Mr. Fish was married to Miss Delia Pease, in Cortland County, N. Y., May 6, 1810, and in 1825 moved with his wife and family, which consisted of two children, to Ohio, but afterward moved to Indiana, where the father died in 1855. Dr. Hiram R. Fish was born in Huron County, Ohio, November ll. 1833, and was the seventh son of eight boys born in succession, there being thirteen children in all, ten sons and three daughters. The Doctor was married in Maumee City, Ohio, December 7, 1859, to Miss Maggie K. Rodman, of the same place, and two children were born to this union, one now living, Addie Belle, who was born August 11, 1861, and married Joseph Allen, of Morgan County, Mo., but is now living in Pratt County, Kas. Mrs. Fish died August 15, 1867. The Doctor received a good common~school education, and afterward took an academic course in La Grange County, Ind. His medical course was commenced late in life, at Ann Arbor, Mich., from which institution he graduated in 1870, having attended in 1868, 1869 and 1870. In 1876, having a desire to become better posted in the science of medicine, he took another course of lectures. In 1870 he went to Iowa, locating at Greencastle, Jasper County, where he began the practice of his profession. In December, 1872, he came to Versailles, Morgan County, Mo., and built up an extensive practice, which is still increasing. The Doctor is nicely fixed, and has one of the pleasantest homes in the county. Dr. Fish was married the second time, March 6, 1873, to Miss Sarah E. Holmes, of Morgan County, but who was born in La Grange County, Ind. Three children are the fruits of this union, only one, William V., now living. Dr. Fish, in addition to his practice, carries on the drug and general grocery trade, and Mrs. Fish furnishes the people the latest styles in millinery. Dr. Fish is a Democrat, and a tariff-for-revenue-only man, and in religion is no sectarian, but embraces all.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.