BISSELL, Arthur 1865-1945
BISSELL, SEWARD, BERENS, JACK, SHAFFER
Posted By: Monica
Date: 5/12/2012 at 21:55:44
I am not related and have no further information, this is taken from an old scrapbook that belonged to Mrs. Clara (Jones) McCartney
Funeral Services For Arthur Bissell Held Wednesday
Funeral services for Arthur Bissell were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Rhines funeral home. Services were conducted by Rev. B. H. Shaw. The pallbearers were Joe Winkler, Charles Winkler, Faye Ashline, Oscar Friedley, Eugene Whitehead and Walter Fritz. Isaac Gates, a lifelong friend of Mr. Bissell, sang "Sweeping Through the Gate". Burial was in the Edgewood cemetery.
Mr. Bissell had been in poor health the past year and died at his home Sunday evening.
Arthur Curtis Bissell, well known and esteemed resident of Edgewood and vicinity for over half a century, died Sunday, November 11, 1945 at the advanced age of 80 years. His failing health dates back to over a period of many months, and his death closes a long and useful life.
He was the son of Philo and Belle Bissell and was born April 24, 1865 near Manchester, Iowa, and grew to manhood near that place.
He was married to Nellie Irene Seward, who survives him, on November 8, 1886 at Cassville, Wisconsin, and had completed 59 years of companionship. the new home was established in Delaware county. Five children were born to this union, Clair died of a lingering illness at the age of 15 years, a babe died at birth many years ago, surviving are two daughters, (Elsie) Mrs. Otto Berens and (Edie) Mrs. Paul Berens of Edgewood, and Harold residing on the home farm. there is one granddaughter and five grandsons, two in the service of their country, one in Germany and one in Japan, there is also one great-grandson.
In early childhood, because of death, he and his young sister, Rose, were deprived of a father's love and guidance, the mother remarried and three sisters and one brother were added to the family circle. These have preceded him, except to half sisters, Mrs. Grace Jack of Inglewood, Calif., and Bertha Shaffer of Fallon, Nevada. Some nephews and nieces residing in the west survive.
He of whom we write lived in communities around Edgewood and Wood the past sixty years, where he enjoyed a large circle of friends, always interested in the welfare of the people and the progress of the community, he noted the disappearing log cabins and gradual replacement of modern homes. One of these was a cherished spot, his own, because toil and sacrifice had asquired it and his dearest interests were centered there.
Only advanced years and failing health could tempt him to seek a more retired life.
In early manhood he felt the need od living a Christian life, he united with the Wood M. E. church and has been a consitent member for many years. He sought a continuing city, whose builder and maker is God.
A host of friends and neighbors regret the passing of this aged and well known citizen, a thoroughly upright man in all his dealings with humanity and a kind neighbor.
He will still live in the hearts of those who knew him.--Prepared by Mary Whitehead, an old neighbor.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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