Cabe Fisk

 Restaurant Owner

Born:April 30, 1888, New Market, Alabama


•  "Cabe Fisk ran a steam powered gin in the area known as Fisk Alabama." "In 1929 a flood destroyed the village. Some of the buildings were moved to where Fisk is now, on U.S. 231/431, just north of Hazel Green. There's no sign for the community. Appropriately, it is where Flood Lane meets the highway." - Nilsson

•  In August of 1931 six stores were gutted by fire and the Little Gem Café was one of them. It was "operated by 'Uncle' Cabe Fisk known locally as the 'Hamburger King'." Obviously that business reopened after the fire, because later (1943) in Record's book (page 255), this was entered; "A Huntsville tradition got a new face in 1943. Uncle Cabe Fisk, the fabled restaurateur, sold his Little Gem Cafe on the east side of the square to Thomas H. Summers. The cafe continued operation there until 1968, but the tales of Uncle Cabe would never be matched." - Record

•  "Mr. 'Cabe' Fisk of Fisk, was a Huntsville visitor last Friday, bringing a load of goods out from his brother, John's store, of that place." - HDT

•  We presume Cabe was genealogically connected with the other Fisks of the area, but were unable to make the links. - Editor's note

Related Links:

•  HDT - The Huntsville Daily Times, July 15, 1915

•  Nilsson - Why Is It Named That?, by Dex Nilsson, 2005, page 15.

•  Record - A Dream Come True: The Story of Madison County and Incidentally of Alabama and the United States, Volume II, by James Record, 1978, pages 209 & 255

•  WWI - Draft Registration Card can be view only with an paid subscription (Originally found at

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•  Nilsson
•  Record