George Arthur Bissonnette

1894–1966 (Age 72)
Prescott Township, Faribault, Minnesota, United States

The Life of George Arthur

When George Arthur Bissonnette was born on 22 February 1894, in Prescott Township, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, his father, Joseph Bissonnette, was 37 and his mother, Edith Petit, was 25. He lived in Faribault, Minnesota, United States in 1894 and Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died in October 1966, in Minnesota, United States, at the age of 72.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 4

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

North American spelling of French Bissonet, a topographic name from a diminutive of Old French buisson ‘bush’, ‘scrub’ ( see Bisson ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George A Burnett in household of Joseph B*Nett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George A Bissonette, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Bissonett in household of Narcis Bissonett, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"

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