Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||enl. Oct. 9, 1861; must. Oct. 23, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864||must. out Aug. 26, 1865||Acton||bootmaker||age 26|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||Dec. 8, 1879||Invalid||Mass.|
Recorded as member no. 13 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||December 9, 1922|
|Age||87 years, 8 days|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, December 20, 1922|
|Burial||Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
|Survived by||daughter Bertha, sons.|
Born in Shrewsbury, Mass., December 1, 1835 (source: pension file).
Married Nancy Marie Smith, 1856 in Woonsocket, RI; son-in-law of Luke Smith.
James W. Fisk, a 24 year old boot maker, is recorded as an inhabitant of Milford, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 767/1160) with Maria Fisk, age 23, and Herbert Fisk, age 2 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
James Wilson Fiske, a 29 year old "Soldier in Service", is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household number 14/16; with Maria Fiske, age 28; Herbert Fiske, age 7; and Wilbur Fiske, age 4 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 44).
James W. Fisk, a 44 year old news dealer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Concord, Mass. in the 1880 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 442/494) with Maria Fisk, age 43; Wilbur Fisk, age 19; Bertha I. Fisk, age 14; Florian W. Fisk, age 12; and Frank E. Fisk, age 10 ("1880 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
James W. Fisk is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).
The death of James Wilson Fiske on December 9, 1922, at the age of 87 years and 8 days, is recorded in the 1922 annual report for the Town of Acton: 46.
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 42.
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