Dixie Fern Lasister

1914–1991 (Age 76)
Monet, Palm Beach, Florida, United States

The Life of Dixie Fern

When Dixie Fern Lasister was born on 1 July 1914, in Monet, Palm Beach, Florida, United States, her father, Ralph McKinley Lasister, was 23 and her mother, Leva Ann Workman, was 23. She married Louis Adrian Bissonnette on 27 April 1933, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 3 February 1991, in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Dixie Fern Lasister
Louis Adrian Bissonnette
Marriage: 27 April 1933
Salamae Ann Bissonnette
Charles Amos Bissonnette

Spouse & Children

  • Female1914–1991Female

  • Louis Adrian Bissonnette


27 April 1933
Los Angeles, California, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Arthur D Lasister


  • Female1914–1991Female

  • Rose M Lasister


  • Donald Leroy Lasister


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Leicester ( see Lester ).This name has been long established in North America, and occurs in a wide variety of forms.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dixie F Lasister in household of Ralph M Lasister, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dixie F Lasister in entry for Salem Harris Haney and Sally Ann Bissonnette, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Dixie Fern Lasister in entry for Charles Amos Bissonnette and Clara Edith La Crue, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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