Jim Fisk Jr.
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James Fisk Jr. (1835 - 1872)

James (Jim) "Big Jim, Diamond Jim, Jubilee Jim" Fisk Jr.
Born in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in New York City, New York County, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Mar 2017 | Last significant change: 21 Dec 2021
02:49: Peter Rohman added Lucy D (Moore) Fisk (1839-1912) as spouse of James Fisk Jr. (1835-1872). [Thank Peter for this]
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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, on Black Friday in 1869.

In 1850, James Fisk Jr. was living at Brattlebro, Vermont with his parents and sister.[1]

James Fisk Jr. married Lucy D. Moore, daughter of Eli Moore, at Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, on November 30, 1854.[2]

Partner: Josie Mansfield

In 1865, James was living in Boston, Massachusetts.[3]

In 1870, James was living at Boston, Massachusetts with Lucy.[4]

Fisk was murdered by Mansfield's lover, Edward Stiles Stokes, in New York City on January 7, 1872, and buried on the 8th, in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, at Brattleboro, Vermont.[5][6][7]


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC2N-5MT : 23 December 2020), James Jr Fisk in household of James Fisk, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWB2-7MK : 10 March 2021), James Fisk Jr. and Lucy D. Moore, 30 Nov 1854; citing Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,013.
  3. "Massachusetts State Census, 1865", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQHW-FMF : 22 February 2021), James Fiske Junior, 1865.
  4. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD35-KN3 : 29 May 2021), James Fisk, 1870.
  5. "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WJH-L81 : 2 June 2020), James Fisk Jr., 7 Jan 1872; citing Death, Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,324,568.
  6. "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q599-JVFN : 18 July 2020), James Fisk Jr, 1872.
  7. "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q59D-24NL : 18 July 2020), Helen Josephine Mansfield Lawlor, 1872.

See Also:

  • Mcalpine, R. W. (Robert W.), 1838- :"The Life And Times Of Col. James Fisk, Jr., Being A Full And Impartial Account Of The Remarkable Career Of A Most Remarkable Man; : Free Download, Borrow, And Streaming : Internet Archive". 2021. Internet Archive.James Fisk
  • Wikidata: Item Q323705, en:Wikipedia help.gif
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/343/james-fisk : accessed 03 November 2021), memorial page for James “Big Jim” Fisk (1 Apr 1835–7 Jan 1872), Find A Grave: Memorial #343, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .
  • Black Friday Gold Panic, 1869

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