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.
James Fisk Jr. married Lucy D. Moore, daughter of Eli Moore, at Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, on November 30, 1854.
In 1865, James was living in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1870, James was living at Boston, Massachusetts with Lucy.
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.
↑ "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.).
↑ "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.
↑ "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.
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