Joseph J BISSWANGER Herbert H HORTON Lois Viola SCRUGGS Mini tree diagram

Marilee L BISSWANGER1,4,2,3,6,5

18th May 19291,2,3,4,5 - 1st Sep 20176,5

Life History

18th May 1929

Born in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5

25th Jul 1948

Married Herbert H HORTON in Arkansas County, Arkansas.4

23rd Jun 2011

Death of Herbert H HORTON in St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas.7,8

1st Sep 2017


3rd Sep 2017



  • 1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 22 April, Prairie Township, District 25, page 7B, Ethel and Chute Rd, Hse #123, Fam #129
    Scruggs, William M   Head  Owns Farm  M W 58  First Married at age 16 AR TN TN Farmer
    Scruggs, Kate V  Wife  F W 58 First Married at age 16 AR GA AL
    Bisswanger, Lois Dau F W 18 First Married at age 16 AR AR AR
    Bisswanger, Marilee Granddaughter FW 10mos AR US AR

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 April, Ethel, District 1-26, page 6B, Oak Flat School and Church Rd, Hse #97, Owns $500
    Scruggs, Bud Head M W 68 Widow Grade 6 b Arkansas same place in 1935 Farmer
    Scruggs, Kate Wife F W 68 Grade 5 b Arkansas place house in 1935 Housekeeper
    Bisswanger, Lois Dau F W 27 Single Grade 6 b Arkansas same place in 1935 Housekeeper
    Bisswanger, Joe Son-in-law M W 31 Single b Arkansas same place in 1935 Fisherman
    Bisswanger, Merry Lee Niece F W 10 Grade 5 b Arkansas same place in 1935

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Herbert H Horton
    Age 19, Birth Year abt 1929
    Residence St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Marilee Bisswanger
    Spouse's Age 19
    Spouse's Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 25 Jul 1948 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 23 Jul 1948

    "Marilee Horton was the third grade teacher in the St Charles school until 1956.  She left the year I was to go into her class."
    --  Edith Marie McSwain Jenkins, personal comunication, 5 November 2011

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Marilee B Horton
    Marilee L Horton
    Birth Date 18 May 1929
    POB 4l, St Charles, AR, 72140 (1986)
    Address PO Box 204, Saint Charles, AR, 72140-0204 (1991)

    "Keep the Horton family in your prayers Mrs. Marilee Horton passed away early this morning. Her services will be at St. Charles Baptist Church, Sunday. Visitation at 2 pm with services beginning at 3pm."
    --  Marilyn McSwain Rousseau, Facebook Post, 1 September 2017

    "She was my 2nd grade teacher. One of my favorites. So sorry to hear of her passing."
    --  Patricia Graves, Facebook Post, 1 September 2017

    "Many prayers for all! She was my 5th grade English teacher at St Charles! Mrs. Marilee was so precious! My grand mother Hamner passed away before I ever met her and I never knew who my grandmother family was. Mrs. Marilee told me that her father was my grand mother older brother Joe Bisswanger. Then she told me about my other cousins! She was so sweet!"
    --  Charlene Hamner, Facebook Post, 2 September 2017


    Marilee Bisswanger Horton, 88, of St. Charles passed away September 1, 2017.  She was born May 18, 1929 in Ethel to Joe and Vera Lois Bisswanger.  She began her teaching career at the age of 17 in 1946.  She was a member of St. Charles Baptist Church and was an adult Sunday School teacher.  She also attended Strong Women.

    Marilee was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Herbert Horton.   She is survived by her three children and their spouses Sherry Allen (Ronny) of Gillett, Phil Horton (Susan) of St. Charles, and Don Horton (Shanna) of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren Doug Allen (Millie), Laura Soileau (Jared), Chris Allen, Drew Horton, Lindsey Spears (Jacob), and Ethan, Emma, and Ellie Horton; and three great grandchildren Gage Currie, Levi Soileau, and Sutton Spears.

    Funeral services will be 3:00 September 3 at St. Charles Baptist with visitation one hour before the service. Burial will follow in Cecdarcrest Memorial Gardens by Essex Funeral Home.
    --  Essex Funeral Home Inc Obituary, Legacy,
    --  Also published on Afterlife,


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