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

Harriett Angeline CRISWELL1,3,4,6,2,7,8

26th Oct 19091,2,3,4,5,6,7 - Dec 19923,5,7

Life History

26th Oct 1909

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

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.9,10,11,1

6th Apr 1933

Birth of son Charles BISSWANGER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,9

12th Sep 1937

Birth of son James Alfred BISSWANGER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.12,1,8

Jan 1964

Death of Alfonso Leonard BISSWANGER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.5,9,7

Dec 1992

Died in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,5,7

Dec 1992

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.7

Other facts


Birth of son Living BISSWANGER


Birth of son Living BISSWANGER


  • 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 19 April, Prairie Township, 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 November 1909]

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 6 February, Prairie Township, 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 abt 1880]
    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 in the census) are living right on the White River.  The census location states: "No Road, on White River."  Al and Harriett's reported age in the census  is the same age reported as their age at marriage.  But notice that the age actually reprote don the marriage record is different for Al.  At the time of the marriage, he reported his age as 21, but reported to the enumerator that he was married at age 22.

    Alfonso's  occupation is reported as Shelling, mussels.  Harriett's brother Mack Criswell, who lives a few houses down, is reported as a  digger 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 this page, but Al is the only sheller.

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

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

    The Social Security record of Al and Harriett's son James  give us their full names.  Harriett's Social Security record has her name as Harriet G Criswell, but James' records reports her as Hariett Angeline Criswell.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    James Alfred Bisswanger
    Birth 12 Sep 1937 Ethel, Arkansas
    Death Date 31 Jan 2006
    Father Alfonso Leonard Bisswanger
    Mother Harriett Angeline Criswell
    SSN 430644253
    Aug 1953 Name listed as JAMES ALFRED BISSWANGER; 15 Feb 2006 Name listed as JAMES A BISSWANGER

    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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