Edna Bissell

3 August 1896–21 May 1974 (Age 77)
Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Edna

When Edna Bissell was born on 3 August 1896, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, John Alleman Bissell, was 30 and her mother, Caroline Jensen, was 24. She married Arthur Edgar Perry on 30 January 1918, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States. She lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 21 May 1974, at the age of 77, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Arthur Edgar Perry
Edna Bissell
Marriage: 30 January 1918

Spouse and Children

30 January 1918
Multnomah, Oregon, 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.
1904 · Hobble Creek Hydroelectric Power Plant

Age 8

The Hobble Creek Hydroelectric Power Plant was completed in 1904. Many poles and wires were installed to bring power into the town and its homes. The plant is still in operation today.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Edna Berrell in household of John A Berrell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edna B Perry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna Perry in household of Arthur E Perry, "United States Census, 1930"

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