Orlen W. Sisson

July 1866–1936 (Age 69)
Rosendale, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Orlen W.

When Orlen W. Sisson was born in July 1866, in Rosendale, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Asa Sisson, was 44 and his mother, Pamela Wait Whitcomb, was 33. He married Helen M. Visser on 21 February 1897, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died in 1936, at the age of 70.

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Orlen W. Sisson
Helen M. Visser
Marriage: 21 February 1897
William Sisson
Earl Sisson

Spouse and Children


    Helen M. Visser


21 February 1897
Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States


    William Sisson


    Earl Sisson


Parents and Siblings


    Pamela Wait Whitcomb




    Earl Truman Sisson



    Laura ( Lura) Sisson


    Marietta Sisson


    Ida Sisson


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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 1

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 19

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orland Sisson in household of Asa Sisson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Orlen W Sisson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orlin W. Suson, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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