Phoebe Bissonnette

1846–1898 (Age 52)
Saint-Athanase, Iberville, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Phoebe

When Phoebe Bissonnette was born on 4 May 1846, in Saint-Athanase, Iberville, Quebec, Canada, her father, Narcisse Bissonette, was 24 and her mother, Marcelline Brosseau, was 22. She married Franklin J. Lyons, Jr. on 8 February 1875, in New London, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Ely, Quebec, Canada in 1861 and Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1871. She died on 1 July 1898, in Easton, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 52.

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Phoebe Bissonnette
Franklin J. Lyons, Jr.
Marriage: 8 February 1875
Josephine Clara Lyons
Delia Agnes Lyons
Pearl Lyons
Ernest Joseph Lyons
Cecelia Lyons
Luren Lyons

Spouse & Children

  • Female1846–1898Female

  • Franklin J. Lyons, Jr.


8 February 1875
New London, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States


  • Female1877–1952Female

  • Female1879–1959Female

  • Pearl Lyons


  • Ernest Joseph Lyons


  • Cecelia Lyons


+1 More Child

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+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 8

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 12

Minnesota is the 32nd state.
1862 · The Dakota Conflict/War

Age 16

The Dakota War was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota Native Americans. It began along the Minnesota River four years after Minnesota was admitted as a state. The Dakota made attacks on hundreds of settlers, which resulted in their deaths. A military tribunal sentenced 303 Dakota men to death for their crimes but 264 of them were exonerated. The remaining 38 were apart of a mass hanging on December 26 that same year. It was the largest mass execution in United States history.

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)

  • Phébé Bissonet, "Quebec Census, 1861"
  • Pheba Lyons in household of Frank Lyons, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bissonette in entry for Louis Suprise and Pearl Lyons, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911" (28 Apr 1906)

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