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Adelbert Melvin Bisbee

Male 1869 - 1951  (81 years)


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  • Name Adelbert Melvin Bisbee  [1, 2
    Nickname Dell 
    Born 28 May 1869  Amity Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Aug 1870  French Creek Town, Chautauqua, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 23 Jun 1880  Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 29 Jun 1900  Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 3 May 1910  Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 7 Jan 1920  Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Census 23 Apr 1930  Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Census 13 Apr 1940  Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Died 9 Apr 1951  Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 16
    Cause: Cerebral hemorrhage due to arterio sclerosis 
    • Stem Memorial Hospital.
    Buried 12 Apr 1951  Wattsburg Cemetery, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 16, 17
    Adelbert and Ethel Bisbee
    Adelbert and Ethel Bisbee
    Photograph by William F. Bisbee
    Person ID I18229  Bisbee
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2010 

    Father Cheney B. Bisbee,   b. 20 Mar 1835, Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1917, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Calista Fidelia Trass,   b. 1 May 1837, Preston, Chenango, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1923, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1857  , Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mattie J. Lockwood,   b. 1876, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1899, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married Abt 1896  [7, 14
    Children 
    +1. Marjorie A. Bisbee,   b. 24 Jul 1898, Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1972, Olean, Cattaraugus, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Unnamed Bisbee,   b. 6 Jun 1899,   d. 6 Jun 1899  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ethel Mae Hatch,   b. 15 Sep 1884, Hatch Hollow, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1968, Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1906  Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Children 
    +1. Clair Arnold Bisbee,   b. 14 Jun 1908, Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1969, Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Helen Ruth Bisbee,   b. 17 Jan 1910, Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1999, Edinboro, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +3. Lynn Melvin Bisbee,   b. 6 Dec 1919, Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1978, Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F6937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 May 1869 - Amity Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Aug 1870 - French Creek Town, Chautauqua, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Jun 1880 - Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 29 Jun 1900 - Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jul 1906 - Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 3 May 1910 - Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jan 1920 - Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Apr 1930 - Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 13 Apr 1940 - Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cerebral hemorrhage due to arterio sclerosis - 9 Apr 1951 - Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Apr 1951 - Wattsburg Cemetery, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Adelbert (Dell) Melvin Bisbee (1869-1951)
    Adelbert (Dell) Melvin Bisbee (1869-1951)
    Son of Cheney B. Bisbee (1835-1917) and
    Calista Fidelia Trass (1837-1923)

    Clippings
    Memories of Dell Bisbee
    Memories of Dell Bisbee
    From unknown newspaper, August 27, 1975

  • Notes 
    • Adelbert M. Bisbee said he was born in a log cabin. There is no doubt he was born on State Line Road near Wattsburg, Pennsylvania. His parents owned property on the New York side, while his grandparents had a home and farm across the road on the Pennsylvania side. According to census records and newspaper clippings, his parents called him "Della" as a baby. Throughout his life, he answered to "Dell" or D. M. Bisbee.

      Dell was a mill worker, carpenter, cabinet maker and auctioneer, who did a bit of horse trading and farming on the side. He stood 5'-7" tall, weighed 170 lbs, had dark hair and blue-green eyes. Dell's first wife, Mattie Lockwood, died in childbirth along with their second child in 1899. In 1900, Dell, then thirty-two years old, and his infant daughter, Marjorie, were living in his parents' home on Church Street in the village of Wattsburg. A few years later, Dell was smitten by a recent divorcee, Ethel Hatch Carroll, and they married at Jamestown, New York, on Independence Day, 1906. They set up housekeeping in Union City in a house that Dell built on Crooked (now Market) Street. Their first child was born two years later and the following appeared in the Union City Times, 15 June, 1908: "AUCTIONEER BISBEE IS PROUD OF HIS SON. A son was born to Mr. & Mrs. D. M. Bisbee yesterday morning, and the popular auctioneer is the happiest man in town. The youngster weighed nine pounds and has been named Clair Arnold Bisbee. Parties in need of an auctioneer will be accommodated free of charge until dear papa's enthusiasm subsides, and which from present appearances will continue for some time."

      Dell was active in the Methodist Church and he worked in sawmills most of his life. He lost several fingers on his left hand as the result of a mill accident. He was at Caflish Lumber Company in Union City for many years, retiring from there in 1943. When he was eighty, he enjoyed listening to the radio from a big wooden rocking chair in the "front room" next to the cast iron stove. Dell was a kind man who often found an extra penny for his grandchildren to buy candy at the little corner grocery store.
    • (Medical):Had arterio-sclerosis 5 years

  • Sources 
    1. [S2309] Geneology of The Bisbee Family (I) - Viola Drake Bisbee, Viola Drake Bisbee, compiler, (June 2000, Bisbee Family Connection, Decatur, MI), p. 57.

    2. [S1225] Two Brothers in the Pennsylvania Triangle, Margaret Jane Dunnihoo, (Erie, Pennsylvania: self published, 1974.), p. 11.

    3. [S2439] Bisbee, Frank Wilson: Obit (Erie), (Erie, Pennsylvania, Friday, June 13, 1941).

    4. [S446] Bisbee, Cheney B: Petition for LOA, (Registrar of Wills, 1918).

    5. [S453] Bisbee, Calista F: Petition for LOA, (1957, Registrar of Wills, book 17, p. 388).

    6. [S344] Bisbee, Adelbert Melvin: Death Certificate, Pennsylvania Department of Health, (New Castle).

    7. [S2309] Geneology of The Bisbee Family (I) - Viola Drake Bisbee, Viola Drake Bisbee, compiler, (June 2000, Bisbee Family Connection, Decatur, MI), p. 129.

    8. [S1225] Two Brothers in the Pennsylvania Triangle, Margaret Jane Dunnihoo, (Erie, Pennsylvania: self published, 1974.), p. 22.

    9. [S2058] Bisbee, Cheney B (I24): 1870 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2003): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M593, roll 912; enumerated page 12, master page 380B, line 16, dwelling 103, family 100; image downloaded 11/2/2008.), 1870-French_Creek.12.jpg.

    10. [S1294] Bisbee, Cheney B (I24): 1880 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2005): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T9, roll 1129; enumeration district (ED) 174, enumerated page 35C, master page 264C, line 9, dwelling 49, family 52; image downloaded 11/2/2008.), 1880-Wattsburg.174.5.jpg.

    11. [S1297] Bisbee, Cheney B. (I24): 1900 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2004): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T623, roll 1409; enumeration district (ED) 126, sheet 16B, page 217B, line 68, dwelling 382, family 386; image downloaded 1/2/2008.), 1900-Venango.126.32.jpg.

    12. [S1303] Bisbee, Adelbert M. (I18229): 1910 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2006): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T624, roll 1343; enumeration district (ED) 133, sheet 26B, page 161B, line 88, dwelling 634, family 666; image accessed 12/21/208.), 1910.PA.Erie.Union Ward 1.133.22.

    13. [S1307] Bisbee, Adelbert M. (I18229): 1920 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2005): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T625, roll 1567; enumeration district (ED) 140, sheet 9A, page 180A, line 45, dwelling 217, family 237; image accessed 12/21/208.), 1920.PA.Erie.Union City Ward 1.140.17.

    14. [S1313] Bisbee, Adelbert M. (I18229): 1930 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2002): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T626, roll 2038; enumeration district (ED) 139, sheet 17B, page 158B, line 81, dwelling 461, family 467; image accessed 12/21/208.), 1930.PA.Erie.Union.139.34.

    15. [S3242] Bisbee, Adelbert Melvin (I18229): 1940 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2012): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T627, roll 3501, enumeration district (ED) 51, sheet 13A, page 731A, line 12, household 350; image accessed 3 Aug 2012.), 1940.PA.Erie.Union City.51.25.

    16. [S1453] Bisbee, Adelbert M. (I18229): Obit (Erie), (Erie Times, Erie Pennsylvania, April, 1951).

    17. [S1882] Bisbee, Adelbert M: Grave Marker, (Wattsburg Cemetery, Erie County, Pennsylvania.).

    18. [S2309] Geneology of The Bisbee Family (I) - Viola Drake Bisbee, Viola Drake Bisbee, compiler, (June 2000, Bisbee Family Connection, Decatur, MI), p. 56.

    19. [S1213] Bisbee, Adelbert & Ethel: Marriage Record, (City Clerk, Jamestown, New York, 23 Feb 2005).

    20. [S1273] Bisbee, Adelbert-Ethel Hatch Marriage Certificate, (1906, Jamestown, New York).
      Married 4 July 1906 in Jamestown, Chautaqua, New York, by A. A. Horton, Minister of the Gospel.