F. W. Fischer


F. W. Fischer. Though one of Oklahoma’s younger attorneys, F. W. Fischer has already accomplished much in his "profession, and his general ability and standing are well illustrated in the position he now holds as
Oklahoma general attorney for the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railroad Company. Mr. Fischer has been a member of the Oklahoma bar for six years, and has always practiced in Oklahoma City.
F. W. Fischer was born on a farm near Clarington, Ohio, in 1888, a son of John and Eliza (Davis) Fischer. The Fischer family as the name indicates are of German stock, and one of the most notable characteristics of the family through successive generations has been military service. The great-grandfather of the Oklahoma attorney was Capt. Conrad Fischer, who was commander of a company in one of the Prussian regiments that arrived under General Blucher on the field of Waterloo in time to save the day against Napoleon. Mr. Fischer’s grandfather had participated actively in the revolutionary struggles in Germany during the decade of the ’40s, and it was his activity in behalf of the liberalism and the democracy that caused his removal to America. He died shortly after coming to this country, and his oldest son carried forward the military proclivities of the family by serving in the war between the States.
John Fischer, father of F. W. Fischer, was born in Germany, and came to the United States with his parents in 1860. After the death of his father he was the head of the family consisting of his mother and five children. Though quite young, he enlisted in the Union Army and saw active service during the entire period of the war under General Custer and General Sheridan. In the company in which he served were three brothers, natives of Ireland, named Davis. They all became great friends during the war, and all three of the Davises gave up their lives as sacrifices to the Union cause. In response to a promise made to these brothers, after the close of the war, John Fischer visited their family. He thus became acquainted with the sister of his comrades, Eliza Davis, also a native of Ireland, and they were subsequently married and settled on a farm at Clarington, Ohio. John Fischer is still living, but his wife died in July, 1914.
F. W. Fischer grew up on a farm, and as a boy received only the advantages of the district schools. At the opening of the Kiowa and Comanche country in Oklahoma, though still a lad, he came into this section of the Southwest, located near Lawton, and spent several years working on a farm. In the meantime he took up the study of law, reading his books at night and at any leisure moments he could secure, and under the direction of several lawyers at Lawton studied with such good results that he was admitted to the bar in 1909. As soon as admitted to practice Mr. Fischer removed to Oklahoma City, and entered upon a general civil practice. His success in handling litigation is evidenced by his employment in 1914 as general attorney for Oklahoma for the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railroad Company, the office to which he gives most of his attention. Mr. Fischer is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is affiliated with Lodge No. 417 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at Oklahoma City. He is unmarried and resides at 1411 West Fourteenth Street.