Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bissell, Mary Phillips 1833-1902

Bissell, Mary Phillips 1833-1902


Mrs. Mary M., wife of Edwin A. Bissell, recently of Oneonta, who has been spending some time at the home of her son, Joseph W. Bissell, in the south-eastern part of Burlington, near the Patent post office, died Sunday afternoon, without a moment's warning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Telfer, who reside in the same neighborhood. Mrs. Bissell had called for a short visit and was at the time deemed to be in her usual health. Coroner Bishop of Garrattsville, was at once notified and on arriving at the house and making examination pronounced death due to heart disease. Mrs. Bissell was past 70 years of age, and besides the husband leaves two sons and one sister surviving her; One son, Fredrick Bissell, of Scranton, and Joseph W. above named, and the sister, Mrs. Zina Doolittle, of this place. She was the youngest sister of the late Barney H. and Frederick Philips of this town, children of Mr. and Mrs. John Philips, long since deceased. The funeral of Mrs. Bissell was held on Tuesday at the home of her son, J. W. Bissell, conducted by the Rev. H. H. Fisher; interment in the family plot at this place.

Another obituary with this one gives only slightly more information and different spellings of Phillips. Her son was Jasper W. Bissell, not Joseph as mentioned above.

Her Find a Grave Memorial denotes these facts. Her husband was Edwin Augustus Bissell 1833-1914.

Mary A. Bissell

Hartwick, June 30--(Special)---Mary A., wife of Edwin A. Bissell, died very suddenly yesterday, Sunday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Telfer, in the east part of New Lisbon. Mr. and Mrs. Bissell were residing just over the town line of Burlington with their son, Jasper W. Bissell, who is a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Telfer, where Mrs. Bissell was making a short visit at the time of her death. They were engaged in clearing off the table, when it was discovered that Mrs. Bissell was staggering. They immediately took hold of her and laid her down when she at once, expired.
Coroner Bishop was notified. Death was doubtless due to heart disease. Mrs. Bissell was about 70 years of age. The funeral will occur Tuesday, with interment at this place. She leaves, beside her husband, two sons, Frederick Bissell of Scranton, Pa. and Jasper W. , above mentioned, all of whom have the sympathy of the community in this, their sudden bereavement. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips, deceased, and youngest sister of the late Barney H. and Frederick Phillips. One sister.


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  2. Thank you Dr. Smith. Your note is appreciated.

  3. Hi there! Welcome to the Geneabloggers gang :) As far as I know I don't have any ancestors from the Butternut Valley area but I think is wonderful that you are taking the time to put up the information you have online for others to find. You are right - it is priceless!

  4. Thank you everyone. There certainly is a huge variety of genealogy blogs to check out. I'm going to enjoy learning from you. Donna

  5. That's a sad thing to happen - a little traumatic for the neighbors she a visiting I imagine. Our grandfather died while visiting his son in TX. It through some people off when looking for the death certificate. They were trying to get a copy from Ohio where he resided.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)