An avid genealogist and historian, Fisher has been interested in joining DUV for some time.She has a cousin who is a member of the organization.Fisher finally made the commitment, joining District Tent No. 14 (named for Civil War nurse Juliet E. Stevens), which meets in Corunna.
is the closest group to the Fenton area, one woman attends from as far away as Ortonville," said Fisher
finds the War Between the States fascinating.
said the Michigan Department of the DUV
is one of the groups interested in preserving the old Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) building located on Grand River Avenue in Detroit at Cass and Adams streets.The historical structure has turrets, giving it a castle appearance.Fisher believes there are women in the area who may be interested in joining the organization, which supports historical preservation and renovation.
To be eligible for membership to the DUV
, one has to be at least 8 years of age and have a grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, etc., who served the Union in the Civil War from 1861-65.This ancestor had to be honorably discharged as a soldier, sailor or Marine or died or was killed during his
term of service.Eligibility for membership is through lineal descent only. Fisher
is active at St. Jude Episcopal Church of Fenton
, where she
does church features for the "Beacon" publication.Working out of her Taylor Lake home, she is the president of Taylor Lake Research & Design Inc., publication support.She
husband, Marvin, J., have two daughters.Fisher
can be reached at (248) 459-2732 for further information about DUV