Amy Viola Bissett

25 March 1902–2002 (Age 99)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Amy Viola

When Amy Viola Bissett was born on 25 March 1902, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Wilfred Burton Bissett, was 21 and her mother, Helen Agnes Tryder, was 20. She married Arthur Waldo Johnson on 9 December 1932, in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. She died in 2002, in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 100.

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Arthur Waldo Johnson
Amy Viola Bissett
Marriage: 9 December 1932

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1932Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 1
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
    Age 2
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    Age 27
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    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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    Sources (4)

    • Amy Viola Bissette, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Amy V Bissett in household of Wilfred B Bissett, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Amy V Bissett in household of Wilfred B Bissett, "United States Census, 1910"

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