Nathan Joseph Bissell

6 November 1862–30 October 1939 (Age 77)
Northville, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Nathan Joseph

When Nathan Joseph Bissell was born on 6 November 1862, in Northville, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Edward Bissell, was 45 and his mother, Lucy Bourgeat Dit Provencal, was 42. He married Ida A. Marsh on 15 November 1884, in Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Milford, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 October 1939, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Deepdale Memorial Park, Delta, Eaton, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Joseph Bissell
Ida A. Marsh
Marriage: 15 November 1884
Lauretta Marsh Bissell
Rilla F. Bissell
Richard Elwood Bissell

Spouse and Children

15 November 1884
Oakland, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Bissell


    Lucy Bourgeat Dit Provencal




    Sarah E. Bissell


    Elisabeth Bissell


    Josephine Mary Bissell


    Juliana Mary


    Laura Lucy Bissell


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 17

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English buyscel, busshell, bysshell ‘bushel’, ‘measure of grain’ (Old French boissel, buissel, of Gaulish origin), hence a metonymic occupational name for a grain merchant or factor, one who measured grain. The name may also have been applied to a maker of vessels designed to hold or measure out a bushel.2 English: from a diminutive of Biss .3 Respelling of German Biesel, a habitational name from Bisel in Alsace.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathaniel Bissell in household of Edward Bissell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nathan Bissell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nathanial J Bissell, "United States Census, 1930"

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