Joseph Fish was among the early settlers of Iron County, Utah; Snowflake, Arizona; and the Mormon Colonies in Mexico. He was mostly self-educated, but well educated. He was a storekeeper, newspaper editor, school teacher, attorney, justice of the peace, sawyer, surveyor, territorial legislator, and historian. His writings have long been valuable resources for later historians and genealogists in researching life in the early days of white settlement of the West. Above all, he was a moral man with solid character.
First wife: Mary Campbell Steele (1840-1874)
Second wife: Eliza Jane Lewis (1853-1940)
Third wife: Adelaide Smith (1857-1927)
Fourth wife: Julia Ann Reidhead (1865-1951)
Joseph Fish (Standing) and Bishop John Reidhead, Jr.
Joseph Fish home in Parowan Utah. This home still stands at 8 North 200 East, Parowan. This photo was taken before 1878 when he moved to Arizona.
First Joseph Fish home in Snowflake Arizona. It originally had two rooms and was later expanded to five.
Joseph Fish home in Woodruff Arizona in 1915. Persons in photo, left to right: Julia Ann Reidhead Fish (Joseph's fourth wife), her parents (John and Julia Reidhead), Joseph (on the porch), and Jesse Lewis Fish and Delma Fish (Joseph and Julia Ann's youngest children).
Joseph Fish home in Enterprise Utah. He built this home at age 79 (about 1919).
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