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BISSELBISSEL Rev. A. D. Bissel (1858-1925) served Wailuku Union Church 1887-1888 on Maui. 1869 At Fort Street Church (doesn't make sense, where did this come from?) 1887- start at Wailuku Foreign Church From Hawaiian Evangelical Association Minutes 1887- Rev. A.D. Bissell has accepted call from Wailuku Foreign Church -1888 Rev. A.D. Bissell resigns, no replacement From Congregational Year-Books Searched 1879-1939 1879 not listed in index 1880 Bissell, Arthur Dart, of Ahmednagar, India, grad of Amherst 1879, at Yale as Junior 1881 Bissell, Arthur Dart, of Ahmednagar, India, grad of Amherst 1879, at Yale as Middle 1882 Bissell, Arthur Dart, of Ahmednagar, India, grad of Amherst 1879, at Yale as Senior 1883 Bissell, Arthur Dart, of Ahmednagar, India, grad of Amherst 1879, at Yale as Grad. 1884 of CT, Licentiate 1885 ordained F.M. 3/19/1884 New Haven, CT 1885 of Maratha Mission, married 12 May 1884 New Haven, CT to Ellen E. Gower of New Haven 1885 Bissell, Arthur D., ABCFM at Maratha (1813) Ahmednagar, India (ord.1884, Com. 1884) 1886 Bissell, Arthur D., ABCFM at Ahmednagar, India (ord.1884, Com. 1884) 1887 Bissell, Arthur D., ABCFM on Maui, H.I. (ord.1884, Com. 1884) 1888 Bissell, Arthur D., ABCFM on Maui, H.I. (ord.1884, Com. 1884) 1889-1897 not listed in index 1898-1910 Bissell, Arthur D., Prof. in Claremont, CA (ord.1884) 1910-1924 Bissell, Arthur D., Prof. in Claremont, CA (ord.1884) 1925 Bissell, Arthur D., deceased. Bissell, Arthur Dart, 1858 Sirur, India, born Oct. 25. 1884 Congregational Council, New Haven, Conn., ordained March 19. 1884-1885 Abmendnagar India, Missionary of the American Board 1886-1888 Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, Congregational Pastorate. 1892-1925 Pomona College, professor. 1925 Claremont, Cal., died May 24. I wrote Claremont Colleges on 3/14/99. From Microfilm Guide to Papers of the ABCFM at Houghton Library, Harvard University Bissell, Arthur D., appointed missionary to Marathi, Ahmednagar, India 1884-1886 wife Ellen see reference Missionaries of the ABCFM, Vol. 1:1810-1885, John Adams Vinton and others. From ABCFM Annual Reports for 1889 I saw a Rev. Lemuel Bissel and Mrs. Mary E. Bissel missonaries in Ahmednagar, India. (I didn't seach these reports in other years for Bissel.) From The Historical Volume and Reference Works, 1964 Vol.III, Los Angeles Co., Seth I. Colver (good picture) Arthur Dart Bissell born 29 Oct 1858 Sirur, India, Son of Lemuel and Mary (Beaumont) Bissell, missionaries. Attended Preparatory school at Phillips Andrews Graduated 1879 from Amherst College. Took graduate study at Yale University. Married Ellen Augusta Gower of New Haven, CT Returned to missionary field in India. Returned to the United States due to her health. Spent several years in Hawaii. First pastor of a church in Wailuku, Maui. Taught at Punahou School in Honolulu. His children were born in Hawaii. 1892 joined the staff of Pomona College in Claremont, CA Taught philosphy, ethics, and psychology. Helped found the Pomona College Glee Club. Ph.D. at age 60 from Yale University. Thesis titled: "The Role of Expectation in Music." Wrote the famous college song: "Ghost Dance" based on war dance of Coahuilla Indians. Since revised. Taught German and French. Head of the foreign language department. He died in 1925, after 33 years at Pomona College. His poetry: "Soul's Ease", 1938 Clara Bissell He took leave from Pomona: 1901-1902 to study at Yale in New Haven 1909-1910 to Leipzig, Germany 1919-1920 again to Yale where he got his Ph.D. His wife Ellen died in 1949. Son, Howard Cowar Bissell, was born in 1888 in Wailuku. He became an architect in Stockton, CA. His wife, Ruby Mellor Bissell, si from Sacramento. Children: Donald Mellor Bissell, Juanita Rose Vincent, Nona June Dennis. 11 grandchildren. Dau., Clara Louise Bissell b. 11 June 1889, Honolulu. Graduated Pomona College 1911, and got Master's from Middlebury College in Vermont. Later served in Turkey. Now lives in old home in Claremont. Son, Warren Bissell was accidentallly killed when 7 years old. Need help with BISSEL in India, HI, and CA. Who were his parents and siblings? Want to trace and contact descendants. Any help would be appreciated. James R. Davis, 6708 Austin Way, Sacramento, CA 95823 (916)-393-9186