Jim Fisk Jr.

James Fisk Jr. (1835 - 1872)

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James (Jim) "Big Jim, Diamond Jim, Jubilee Jim" Fisk Jr.
Born in Pownal, Bennington, Vermontmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in New York, New Yorkmap
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James Fisk, Jr. (April 1, 1835 – January 7, 1872) – known variously as "Big Jim", "Diamond Jim", and "Jubilee Jim" – was an American stockbroker and corporate executive who has been referred to as one of the "robber barons" of the Gilded Age. He and his partner Jay Gould befriended the unsuspecting President Ulysses S. Grant in an attempt to use the President's good name in a scheme to corner the gold market in New York City, in Black Friday in 1869.

Spouse: Lucy Moore (b. 1839). Partner: Josie Mansfield (December 15, 1847 – October 27, 1931). Fisk was murdered by Mansfield's lover, Edward Stiles Stokes, in NEw York City on Jan 6 1872. Fisk is buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Brattleboro, Vermont.


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