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Philip D. Bissell
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1845
St. Clair County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1927
Saint Ignace
Mackinac County
Michigan, USA

PHILIP D. BISSELL son of Benjamin and Nancy Howe Robinson (Bissell), was born at St. Clair, Mich., October 6, 1845; was educated in the St. Clair schools until 1861, when he entered the Marshall High School, under Prof. Perry; he graduated from that school June 30, 1864. When about entering the State University, he enlisted in the Ninth Michigan Infantry, Veteran Volunteers, and joined the command at Chattanooga, Tenn.; he served until mustered out at Nashville in 1865. Returning, he worked in the office of the Post and Tribune at Detroit. Subsequently, he studied in the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., completing his studies there in the spring of 1866; he was appointed clerk in Naval Paymaster Jackson's office at Washington, D. C.; he held that position until March, 1870. In 1871, he located at St. Clair City, where he held the position of local editor of the Republican. In June, 1874, he entered on the publication of the Marine City Gazette, continuing there until April 15, 1877. In May of the latter year, he issued the first number of the pioneer paper, the Au Sable News. On February 10, 1881, he purchased the St. Ignace Republican office from Leonard Higgins, and began editorial work here a few days later; he held the position of Clerk of Au Sable Village three years; he was appointed Clerk of St. Ignace Village, vice Ambro Bettes, resigned, which position he now fills; he was a delegate to the State Republican Conventions of 1876 and 1880, first from St. Clair County and lastly from Iosco; he was married to Miss S. S. Hanna, daughter of David Hanna, of St. Clair, January 2, 1871. The children of this marriage are Minnie Robinson (born at St. Clair in 1871), Margaret (born at Marine City in May, 1875), and Daisy (born at Au Sable February 17, 1879). Under Mr. Bissell the Republican has been enlarged twice. It is one of the best local weeklies in the State; is printed entire at St. Ignace. 
 
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  Sarah S. Bissell (1852 - 1925)
 
Burial:
Lakeside Cemetery
Saint Ignace
Mackinac County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Douglas Robinson
Record added: Nov 05, 2012
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Philip D. Bissell
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