Manuel Harvey CRISWELL Lucius Mack CRISWELL Delia Marie CRISWELL Alfonso Leonard BISSWANGER Leonard Harvey BISSWANGER Charles BISSWANGER James A BISSWANGER Living BISSWANGER Living BISSWANGER Callie D MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram

Harriet G CRISWELL1,3,4,6,2

26th Oct 19091,2,3,4,5,6 - Dec 19923,5

Life History

26th Oct 1909

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6

2nd Jan 1930

Married Alfonso Leonard BISSWANGER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.6

1st Jun 1930

Birth of son Leonard Harvey BISSWANGER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.7,8,9,1

6th Apr 1933

Birth of son Charles BISSWANGER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,7

12th Sep 1937

Birth of son James A BISSWANGER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.10,1

Jan 1964

Death of Alfonso Leonard BISSWANGER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.5,7

Dec 1992

Died in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,5

Other facts


Birth of son Living BISSWANGER


Birth of son Living BISSWANGER


  • 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 19 April, PrairieTownship, District 13 page 2B, Hse/Fam #33
    Criswell, Harvey  Head M W 34  Married 6 years Miss SC MS Farmer
    Criswell, Callie Wife F W 30  Married 6 years AR SC NC
    Criswell, Harriet  W  F  5 mo  Dau  Ark  Miss  Ark [born November1909]

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 6 February, PrairieTownship, District 16, page 8A, Hse #141, Fam #148
    Criswell, Manuel H Head  Owns M W 44  Married 6 years AR SC AL Farmer[born abt 1876]
    Criswell, Callie D Wife F W 40  Married 6 years AR NC NC [born abt1880]
    Criswell, Luciuos M Son M W 14 AR MS AR Farm Laborer [born abt 1906]
    Criswell, Delia M  Dau F W 12 AR MS AR Farm Laborer [born abt 1908]
    Criswell, Harriet A  Dau F W 10 AR MS AR Farm Laborer [born abt 1910]

    Note that this census provides middle initials.  Harriet's, howver,differs from that in her SSDI record (below).  In 1930
    Harriett married Alfonso Bisswanger, son of a German immigrant,Leonard Bisswanger.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Alfonso Bisswanger
    Age 21. Birth Year abt 1909
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Harriette Criswell
    Spouse's Age 20
    Spouse's Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 2 Jan 1930 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 23 Dec 1929

    In 1930 at the time of the census, she and Alfonso (spelled Afonso inthe census) are living right on the White River.  The census locationstates: "No Road, on White River."  Al and Harriett's reported age inthe census  is the same age reported as their age at marriage.  Butnotice that the age actually reprote don the marriage record isdifferent for Al.  At the time of the marriage, he reported his age as21, but reported to the enumerator that he was married at age 22.

    Alfonso's  occupation is reported as Shelling, mussels.  Harriett'sbrother Mack Criswell, who lives a few houses down, is reported as adigger of mussels.  A neighbor of Mack is also a mussel digger.Perhaps they worked together, with the two digging and Al shelling,perhaps with a larger work crew.  There are several diggers on thispage, but Al is the only sheller.

    Next to Mack and his new wife Louie McSwain, is Alfonso's fatherLeonard, with his daughter Loisa (Louisa?).  Leonard makes his livingas a fisherman.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 April, PrairieTownship, District 7, page 9A, No Road, On White River, Hse #165, Fam#166
    Bisswanger, Afonso (Alfonso) Head M W 22  Married at age 22  ARGermany AR Shelling, Mussels
    Bisswanger, Harret (Harriett) Wife  F W 20  Married at age 20  AR MSAR

    Social Security Death Index
    Harriet G Bisswanger
    Last Residence 72048 Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Born 26 Oct 1909, Died Dec 1992
    SSN 432-80-3857 issued Arkansas (1961)


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