Alex Bissett


Brief Life History of Alex

When Alex Bissett was born in 1879, in West Virginia, United States, his father, George Harrison Bissett, was 41 and his mother, Lavaria Hostetter, was 18. He lived in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1880.

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George Harrison Bissett
Lavaria Hostetter
Alex Bissett
Jennie Bissett
Rebecca Bissett
Mary Emma Bissett
Rosa A Bissett
George Calvin Bissett
Susan Helen Bissett

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  • Alex Bizzard in household of Harrison Bizzard, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 31

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French biset ‘dark’, a diminutive of bis (see Biss ).

Altered form of French Bizet: nickname for someone with a dark complexion, derived from bis ‘grayish-brown’. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. Compare Bissette .

History: The surname Bissett (see 1 above) was brought to Scotland from Nottinghamshire c. 1175 by Henricus Byset, an Englishman who became a retainer of King William the Lion. — It was Jean George Bizet from Haute-Saône, France, whose surname was changed to Bissett (see 2 above) after his immigration to NS, Canada, in 1752.

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

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