Rodney Emry Bissett Sr

25 August 1890–5 October 1953 (Age 63)
Fresno, Fresno, California, United States

The Life of Rodney Emry

When Rodney Emry Bissett Sr was born on 25 August 1890, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, his father, Norris Randolph Bissett, was 35 and his mother, Margery Alice Gordon, was 23. He married Gladys Kenward Bull on 28 October 1931, in San Francisco, California, United States. He lived in Vallejo, Solano, California, United States in 1920 and Vallejo Judicial Township, Solano, California, United States in 1940. He died on 5 October 1953, in Solano, California, United States, at the age of 63.

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Rodney Emry Bissett Sr
Lara Belle Moraine
Rodney Emery Bissett Jr.

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Parents and Siblings

    Norris Randolph Bissett


    Margery Alice Gordon




World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from a diminutive of Biss .2 French: variant of Bisset .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rodney E Bessett in household of Marie M Decker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rodney Bissitt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rodney E Bissett in household of Norris R Bissett, "United States Census, 1900"

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