Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thurssday, December 26, 1918
Died Christmas Morning at His Home
in Hope.
          J. C. Fishel,  sixty years old, died Christmas morning at this home in Hope, Ind.  Mr. Fishel was known nationally as a chicken fancier.  He had been ill for five months and for seventeen weeks had been confined to his bed, suffering with a disease which his physicians had been unable to diagnose.  He was believed to be suffering with enlargement of the glands.
          Mr. Fishel was postmaster of Hope and known all over the United States Fishel-Son.  Fishel White Wyandotte chickens and head of the poultry breeders and fanciers firm of J. C. Fishel & Son.  Fishel White Wyandotte have taken prizes at stock shows all over the country for a number of years.  A brother,  U. R. Fishel  of Hope is also widely known as a fancier of White Plymouth Rock chickens and as a dog fancier.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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