Bissett, James Douglas (1860-1945)

James Douglas Bissett (sometimes “J.D.” or “Jim”) was the secretary-treasurer of the Vancouver Dredging and Salvage Company. He lived at 913 Denman Street in 1920.

He was born on May 16, 1860, in River Bourgeois, Richmond Co., Nova Scotia. His father was George Henry Bissett (1827-1921); his mother was Virginia Lee Boudreau (1830-1918).

On October 18, 1886, in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, he married Anna (or Annie) Gardner. She was born in Nova Scotia on May 6, 1863. Her father was William Edward Gardner (possibly 1841-1894); her mother was Rachel (Lavinia or Elvina) Townsend (1832-1925).

In 1890, James was a teacher in Louisbourg. For a time, he had a clothing goods shop in Louisbourg. By 1901, he was living in North Sydney, Nova Scotia.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1918. He was an accountant with Vancouver Dredging and Salvage Company, and was living at No. 3 in the Lincoln Apartments at 1606 Nelson Street. By 1919, he had moved to 1248 Alberni Street.

In 1920, he was at 913 Denman Street.

In 1921, he moved to 1117 East Twelfth Avenue, where he and his family continued to live throughout the 1920s and early 1930s.

Annie died in Vancouver on March 9, 1932. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

James died in Vancouver on January 3, 1945. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Children of James Douglas Bissett and Anna Gardner

Edgar Douglas Richmond Bissett

Edgar Douglas Richmond Bissett was born on May 3, 1889, in Louisburg, Nova Scotia.

He went to school at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and the University of Toronto. He received an MD from the University of Manitoba in 1915. He practiced medicine and acted as a surgeon in many parts of Manitoba. He also surveyed and mapped several lakes in Manitoba, and wrote a book on freshwater fish.

He was elected as a member of the federal Parliament in 1926. He was defeated in 1930, and returned to practice medicine.

During the Second World War, he was a major in the Canadian Amy Medical Corp. Later he served as a doctor in Woodfibre, British Columbia.

He married Jean Katherine Balfour. She was born on October 24, 1886, in Wolseley, Saskatchewan. Her father was George Balfour; her mother was Morvina McGill.

Jean died in Vancouver on April 23, 1974. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Edgar died on January 14, 1990, in Squamish, British Columbia. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

The town of Bissett, Manitoba was named for Edgar.

 

Carl Robie Bissett

Carl Robie Bissett was born on December 25, 1890, in Nova Scotia.

He was married to Emma Jane Sayers, who was born on March 5, 1894, in Plymouth, England.

Carl died on June 5, 1978 in Richmond, British Columbia. He was buried in Boundary Bay Municipal Cemetery, in Tsawwassen, British Columbia.

Emma died on February 28, 1989, in Delta, British Columbia. She was buried in Boundary Bay Municipal Cemetery, in Tsawwassen.

 

Clifford Dalton Bissett (often called Dalton)

Clifford Dalton Bissett was born on July 11, 1894, in Nova Scotia.

In 1927, he was living in Pine Falls, Manitoba. In 1928, he was living in Fort William, Ontario. By 1930, he was at Dalhousie, New Brunswick.

For a time, he was a chemist for a paper maker in Ocean Falls, British Columbia.

He married Clara Lamond. She was born on October 14, 1896, in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia.

Dalton died in Calgary, Alberta.

Clara died in Calgary, Alberta.

Myrtle (or Mirtle) V. Bissett

Myrtle (or Mirtle) V. Bissett was born on 18 June 18, 1899 in North Sydney, Nova Scotia

She never married. She died in 1917 in California. She was buried in Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Riverside, Riverside Co., California.

 

Sources

Descendants of Jean George Frederick Bissett & Judith Metin, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coleharbour/Bissett/d1.htm

 

George Henry Bissett (father of James Douglas Bissett)

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M48Y-CTG : accessed 14 Jul 2014), George Bisett, River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 48, line 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10570, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2229158.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KH2S-8FW : accessed 14 Jul 2014), H George Bissette, M, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 1, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMGZ-9DJ : accessed 14 Jul 2014), George Henry Bissett, 1921, Death; citing p. 247, volume 102, Richmond, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

James Douglas Bissett

Bissett Family of Nova Scotia, James Douglass Bissett, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=giammo&id=I1776

“Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2GP-QLC : accessed 14 Jul 2014), James D. Bissett and Annie Gardiner, 18 Oct 1886; citing Louisburg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, reference 2:3QQK9QB; FHL microfilm 1298864.

“Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KML8-JYY : accessed 14 Jul 2014), James D. Bissett and Annie Gardiner, 1886, Marriage; citing p. 198, volume 1804, , Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M48Y-CYX : accessed 14 Jul 2014), James Bisett in household of M Martha Bisett, River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 48, line 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10570, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2229158.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHKK-W6K : accessed 14 Jul 2014), James Bissett, V, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 26, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

1911 Census of Canada, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton North-Victoria, 12 North Sydney, page 3, family 22, lines 14-18; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=72467&highlight=14&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+J.P.F.+%3F+Bissett.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2P-L3N : accessed 14 Jul 2014), James Douglas Bissett, 03 Jan 1945; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13186, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032323.

James Douglas Bissett, death notice, Vancouver Jun, January 4, 1945, page 15; Vancouver Sun, January 5, 1945, page 17; Vancouver Province, January 4, 1945, page 13; Vancouver Province, January 5, 1945, page 13: “Bissett – Jan. 3, 1945, James Douglass Bissett of 1537 W. 61st Ave., in his 85th year. Survived by 3 sons, Capt. Carl R., Vancouver; Dr. Edward D.R., Manitoba; Dalton of New Brunswick; also 2 brothers, Capt. Alfred, city; George, and 1 sister, Mrs. M. Durrant of Nova Scotia. Funeral service in Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co.’s Chapel, Saturday, Jan. 6, at 2:30 p.m. to Ocean View Burial Park, Dr. O.W.S. McCall officiating.”

 

Annie Gardner (wife of James Douglas Bissett)

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV6K-HST : accessed 08 Aug 2014), Annie Gardner in household of Joseph Townsend, Louisburg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 31; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13166, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375802.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2766-1T2 : accessed 08 Aug 2014), Annie Bissett, 1911.

1911 Census of Canada, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton North-Victoria, 12 North Sydney, page 3, family 22, lines 14-18; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=72467&highlight=15&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Annie+Bissett

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL26-QY1 : accessed 14 Jul 2014), Annie Bissett, 09 Mar 1932; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13145, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952656.

“Mrs. Anna Bissett Will be Laid at Rest On Saturday,” Vancouver Province, March 11, 1932, page 4: “Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Bissett, aged 68, wife of James D. Bissett of 1117 East Twelfth, who died Wednesday, will be held in Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co.’s chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. Rev. Willard Brewing, D.D., will officiate, and interment will be in Ocean View Burial Park. The deceased, a native of Nova Scotia, came to Vancouver seventeen years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Capt. Carl Bissett of Pine Fall, Man., and Dalton of Dalhousie, New Brunswick. Three brothers, Herbert Gardener of this city, William of Victoria, and Horatio of Massachusetts, also survive.”

Deaths and Funerals, Vancouver Sun, March 10, 1932, page 2, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xS1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=x4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5627%2C948861: “Mrs. Annie Bissett. Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Bissett, 68, of 1117 East Twelfth Avenue, who died here Wednesday, will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Undertaking Company’s chapel, Rev. W. Brewing officiating. Interment will be in Ocean View Burial Park. Born in Nova Scotia, Mrs. Bissett resided in Vancouver 17 years. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Capt. Carl Bissett of Vancouver, Dr. Edgar, Manitoba, and Dalton, Dalhousie, N.B., and three brothers.”

Anna Bissett, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 10, 1932, page 13; Vancouver Province, March 11, 1932, page 21; Vancouver Sun, March 10, 1932, page 14; http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xS1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=x4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2561%2C1019928; Vancouver Sun, March 11, 1932, page 18; http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xi1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=x4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2556%2C1152330; (essentially similar to Vancouver Province article, above).

 

Edgar Douglas Bissett (son of James Douglas Bissett)

Memorable Manitobans: Edgar Douglass Richmond Bissett (1889-1990), http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/bissett_edr.shtml.

Edgar Douglas Richmond Bissett, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Douglas_Richmond_Bissett.

Bissett, Manitoba, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bissett,_Manitoba.

Edgar Douglas Richmond Bissett, Parliament of Canada biography, http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c3f9321c-2ab5-4701-950d-8ccd6e95826e&Language=E&Section=ALL.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWK5-NHN : accessed 14 Jul 2014), Edgar Bisset, Louisburg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148112.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1990-09-002035; Edgar Douglas Bissett; date: January 18, 1990; place: Squamish, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=ca1daad1-c8a1-43ec-9117-8cb13092c0e2; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=93f13860-3a3d-4e30-aba9-1e8738d1ba4c.

 

Carl Robie Bissett (son of James Douglas Bissett)

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2766-1TL : accessed 08 Aug 2014), Carl Bissett in entry for Annie Bissett, 1911.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6XL-Q59 : accessed 08 Aug 2014), Carl Roby Bissett, arrived at New York, 30 Nov 1920, on the Canadian Volunteer; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1G-Q3K : accessed 08 Aug 2014), Carl Robie Bissett, 05 Jun 1978; citing Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13586, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051145.

Carl Robie Bissett, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 7, 1978, page C4: “Bissett – On Monday, June 5, 1978, Capt. Carl Robie Bissett, aged 87 years, of Delta, B.C. (Beach Grove). Survived by his loving wife, Emma; 1 son, Alan Robie, Margaret Marcus, Tsawwassen, B.C.; 1 Brother, Dr. Ed Bissett, Woodfibre, B.c.; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren, of Edmonton, Alta. Mr. Bissett served in the Transport Service and Mine Sweepers in the Mediterranean during the First World war. Rev. J.A. Major will officiate at the funeral service on Thursday June 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Rd., Delta. Interment, Boundary Bay Cemetery. Donations may be made to the B.C. Heart Fund in lieu of flowers.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1D-D4P : accessed 08 Aug 2014), Alan Robie Bissett, 07 Feb 1982; citing White Rock, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13618, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051675.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1989-09-003445, Emma Jane Bissett; place: Delta; date: February 28, 1989, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=6fdd710e-5bfb-478c-af9b-7e50797a24e5; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=aab175cf-95b7-4851-9d1d-59b109593556

 

Clifford Dalton Bissett (son of James Douglas Bissett)

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2766-1TG : accessed 08 Aug 2014), Barton Bissett in entry for Annie Bissett, 1911. [this entry says “Barton”; the correct name should be Dalton.]

 

Myrtle (or Mirtle) V. Bissett (daughter of James Douglass Bissett)

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHKK-W65 : accessed 14 Jul 2014), Mirtle Bissett in household of James Bissett, V, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 26, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XP7L-HY6 : accessed 14 Jul 2014), Myrtle Bissett, Nov 1916; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship , arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia, , line 2, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 325, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 7468203, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7468203, Myrtle V. Bissett; Birth: 1898; Death: 1917; Burial: Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Riverside, Riverside County, California.

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