OBITUARY FOR WALTER S FISCUS

1868-1953

 

Researched and compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2012

 

 

††††††††††† Walter S Fiscus was born in Douglas, Audubon, IOWA, on December 1868 (1880 Federal Census) to Elias and Herriott [Harriett] Fiscus and was the youngest of their four children: Benjamin, Mary, Eliza and Walter.In 1896, he married Blanche who was also born in Iowa.By 1900, they were living in Ten Sleep, Bighorn Co (at that time), WY.He considered himself a farm storekeeper; just prior to that they had lived on Spring Creek.Walter served as Justice of the Peace, as manager of the Federal Building, and as notary public in the decade 1910-1920.He was a stockholder in the Ten Sleep Telephone Co at its incipience.

 

††††††††††† 1921-1923 Mr Fiscus was President of the Stockgrowers State Bank of Ten Sleep.In 1921 he was listed as a woolgrower in Washakie County and was on the roster of woolgrowers for another two decades.He and Rouse Anderson were partners in the sheep business.In 1930, he was the proprietor of the Ten Sleep Drugstore, and he yet partnered with Rouse Anderson.

 

††††††††††† In 1942, he was enroute to Worland, WY when the roads were icy.When he came to the silver bridge that had been constructed on highway #20 he struck the bridge almost head-on.His wife, Blanche didnít survive the crash, and her sister Mrs. Nichols who was visiting from Iowa, lived through it.Walter died in 1953 at the age of 82.

 

 

Memories:Walter Fiscus was ALL business.The couple had no children and they had some activity in the Methodist Church, but limited relationships with the community. (Most of the above was taken from earlier research in 1985-6 (Vanguards of the Valley). Fb

 

Newspaper Date: 7/9/1953