Arthur Rufus Bissell

28 June 1913–22 February 2007 (Age 93)
North Dakota, United States

The Life of Arthur Rufus

When Arthur Rufus Bissell was born on 28 June 1913, in North Dakota, United States, his father, Fred Bernard Bissell, was 33 and his mother, Mary Grace Williams, was 39. He lived in Ravalli, Montana, United States in 1935 and Polson Township, Lake, Montana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 22 February 2007, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States, at the age of 93.

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Arthur Rufus Bissell
Helen Luella St. Jermain

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    Jay William Bissell


    Clarence Bernard Bissell


    Kendall Hugh Bissell




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 28

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (3)

  • Arthur Bissell in household of Fred Bissell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur Bissell in household of Fred Bissell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arthur B Bissel in household of Fred B Bissel, "United States Census, 1930"

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