John Frederick Bissett

14 April 1883–1964 (Age 80)
Jackson Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Frederick

When John Frederick Bissett was born on 14 April 1883, in Jackson Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, William F Bissette, was 30 and his mother, Laura Ellen Wolf, was 22. He married Sadie Burrows on 3 December 1924, in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States. He lived in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died in 1964, at the age of 81, and was buried in Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Frederick Bissett
Sadie Burrows
Marriage: 3 December 1924

Spouse and Children

3 December 1924
Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William F Bissette


    Laura Ellen Wolf







    Samuel E . Bissett


World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

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 and Scottish: from a diminutive of Biss .2 French: variant of Bisset .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J F Bissett, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • John F Bissett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John F Bissett, "United States Census, 1940"

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