John Andrew Bissell

4 February 1887–14 December 1954 (Age 67)
Howard, Arkansas, United States

The Life of John Andrew

When John Andrew Bissell was born on 4 February 1887, in Howard, Arkansas, United States, his father, Alfred F Bissell, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Lementine Townsend, was 25. He married Pernecia Drusilla Pate on 13 May 1913, in Arkansas, United States. He died on 14 December 1954, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Bissell, Howard, Arkansas, United States.

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John Andrew Bissell
Pernecia Drusilla Pate
Marriage: 13 May 1913

Spouse and Children

13 May 1913
Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 1

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 (2)

  • John A Bissel in household of Alford Bissel, "United States Census, 1900"
  • 1900 US Federal Census about John A Bissell living in household of Alford and Sarah L Bissell; White, Polk, Arkansas

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