Biography of Dr. James H. Bissell
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Bissell, James Harvey, M.D., was born in Beloit, Wis., in 1857. His father, Benjamin F. Bissell, was born in Cooperstown, N. Y., in 1808 and removed to Beloit in 1853 and entered the paper manufacturing business. Later he removed to Ballston, N. Y., where he at present resides. His mother is Harriet (Du Bois) Bissell, born in Rock City Falls, N. Y., in 1817 She was a student of Oberlin College. He attended the grammar school and graduated from the Albany Medical College in 1887, being historian of his class, and commenced the practice of medicine in Troy; later studied medicine in Berlin and Vienna for one year and returned in 1893 to his practice in Troy. He belongs to the Rensselaer County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Association, and, the Anglo Austrian Medical Association. He was married to Miss Della Leggett of Troy in 1895. He is a prominent member of the Masonic order, being a member of Apollo Commandery, K. T., Troy; he is also a Shriner.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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