John Charles Bissonnette

1896–1994 (Age 98)
Prescott Township, Faribault, Minnesota, United States

The Life of John Charles

When John Charles Bissonnette was born on 26 February 1896, in Prescott Township, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, his father, Joseph Bissonnette, was 39 and his mother, Edith Petit, was 27. He lived in Faribault, Minnesota, United States in 1896. He died on 20 September 1994, in Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States.

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 2

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 27

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Carles Burnett in household of Joseph B*Nett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Bisonette in household of George Bisonette, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charley Bissonette in household of Joseph Bissonette, "United States Census, 1910"

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