Ida May Sisson

10 October 1861–22 June 1929 (Age 67)
Whitten, Hardin, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ida May

When Ida May Sisson was born on 10 October 1861, in Whitten, Hardin, Iowa, United States, her father, James Samuel Sisson, was 35 and her mother, Agnes Minerva Sweet, was 21. She married Adam Gilbert Nablo on 10 October 1878, in Grundy, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Felix Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Clay Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 22 June 1929, in Liscomb, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Grundy, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamine Alexander Knisley
Ida May Sisson
Marriage: 19 April 1894
Ella Ethel Knisley
Cora Edith Knisley
Agnes Elmina Knisley
James Ralph Knisley

Spouse and Children

    Benjamine Alexander Knisley



19 April 1894
Rockwell, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States



    Cora Edith Knisley


    Agnes Elmina Knisley


    James Ralph Knisley


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 6

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English:1. metronymic from the medieval female personal name Siss, Ciss, short for Sisley, Cecilie ( see Sisley ), or possibly from a pet form of Sisley (with the old French diminutive suffix -on). 2. variant of Sessions .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ida Knisely in household of Ben E Knisely, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ida M Knisley in household of Ben A Knisley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ida Sisson in household of James Sisson, "United States Census, 1870"

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