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Bissell, George Edwinlocked

(16 February 1839–30 August 1920)
  • Wayne Craven

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Bissell, George Edwin (16 February 1839–30 August 1920), sculptor, was born in New Preston, Connecticut, the son of Hiram Bissell, a quarryman and marble worker, and Isabella Jones. In 1853 his father moved the family to Waterbury, where young George became a clerk in a general store. He was educated at the Northville Academy and at Dr. Gunn’s Gunnery Academy in Washington, Connecticut. During the Civil War he served in the Twenty-third Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers and then in the U.S. Navy as paymaster. In 1865 he married Mary E. Welton of Waterbury. The number of their children, if any, is unknown....

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