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The BLISS Family
Nevada, Vernon county, Missouri.
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Generation No. 1


1.  JOHN1 BLISS was born October 15, 1812 in New York, and died November 09, 1896 in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.  He married CAROLINE POPE April 09, 1854 in Pike County, Illinois, daughter of FREDERICK POPE and UNKNOWN.  She was born December 1830 in Ohio, and died September 27, 1905 in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.


Notes for JOHN BLISS:


Nov. 9, 1896 Nevada Daily Mail pg. 4

"John Bliss died Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the house of his son Frank Bliss, in this city, aged 84 years.  Deceased was born October 15, 1812, and had been a citizen of Vernon county for 35  years.  He leaves a wife and six children. Funeral Tuesday at 10 o'clock from the family residence on North Colorado street.  Burial at Click's graveyard."


John and Caroline are both buried in Click Cemetery, Nevada, Mo.


1880 Census Place: Deerfield, Vernon, Missouri

Source: FHL Film 1254739  National Archives Film T9-0739     Page 529B    

John BLISS Self               M M W 67 NY    Fa: --- Mo: ---Occ: Farmer

Caroline BLISS Wife        F M W 59 OH     Fa: --- Mo: ---

Sarah BLISS Dau             F S W 23 IL       Fa: NY Mo: OH

Frank BLISS Son             M S W 19 IL       Fa: NY Mo: OH  Occ: Potter

Charles BLISS Son         M S W 18 IL       Fa: NY Mo: OH   Occ: Potter

Alice BLISS Dau              F S W 16 IL        Fa: NY Mo: OH

Clara BLISS Dau             F S W 13 MO     Fa: NY Mo: OH

Clarence BLISS Son       M S W 13 MO     Fa: NY Mo: OH


1870 Vernon County, Missouri, Moundville Twp.

Bliss, John    68    NY  Farmer

Caroline        39    OH

Eliza             14     IL

Sarah           13     MO

John F.          9     MO

Charles         8      IL

Alice             6      IL

Clarence      4      IL

Clara           4       IL


1860 Grundy County, Missouri

Bliss, John   48       NY    Farmer

Caroline       28       OH

Eliza              4        IL

Sarah M.        2       MO

John             1/12    MO


1850 census Pike Co., IL, page 230

John Webb             35  NY  Merchant

Cordelia C.             28  NY

Celistia Dunham    23  NY

Henry Wist              9  PA

John Bliss             36  NY  Laborer



Children of JOHN BLISS and CAROLINE POPE are:

              i.     ELIZA2 BLISS, b. Abt. 1856, Illinois; m. GEORGE ADOLPH, February 24, 1875, Vernon County, Missouri.

2.          ii.     SARAH M. BLISS, b. February 1857, Missouri.

3.         iii.     JOHN FRANKLIN (FRANK) BLISS, b. May 14, 1861, Illinois; d. March 16, 1949, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.

            iv.     CHARLES BLISS, b. Abt. 1862, Illinois.

             v.     ALICE BLISS, b. December 14, 1863, Missouri; d. December 05, 1896.

4.         vi.     CLARA M. BLISS, b. April 1867, Missouri.

           vii.     CLARENCE BLISS, b. April 1867, Missouri; d. June 1945, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.

Notes for CLARENCE BLISS: Never married.



Generation No. 2


2.  SARAH M.2 BLISS (JOHN1) was born February 1857 in Missouri.  She married (1) EDWARD CHASE November 11, 1877 in Vernon County, Missouri.    She married (2) EDWARD ANDERSON Abt. 1884 in Vernon County, Missouri.  He was born March 1863 in Kansas.



              i.     EDWARD3 ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1885.

             ii.     NELL ANDERSON, b. October 1887.

            iii.     JOHN ANDERSON, b. October 1889.

            iv.     GLESSIE ANDERSON, b. August 1893.

             v.     ELLEN ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1900.



3.  JOHN FRANKLIN (FRANK)2 BLISS (JOHN1) was born May 14, 1861 in Illinois, and died March 16, 1949 in Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.  He married REBECCA N. FERGUSON Abt. 1887 in Vernon County, Missouri, daughter of JEREMIAH FERGUSON and MARY J..  She was born January 05, 1869 in Will County, Illinois, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910 in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.




Bliss Cemetery Reords, Vernon Co., Montevallo Cemetery

Harry R. 1891-1931

Delia M. 1884-1969

Click Cemetery

Millie Gertrude 1900-1973

Dixie Lee 1911-

Earl F. 1895-1943

Dixie E. --- -1942

Artie E. 1888-1889




              i.     ARTIE E.3 BLISS, b. 1888, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri; d. 1889, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.

             ii.     LOLA M. BLISS, b. February 1889, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri; d. probably Independence, Montgomery, Ks; m. CLAUD L. LENARD, Abt. 1916; b. Abt. 1894, Missouri.

Notes for CLAUD L. LENARD:

1920 United States Federal Census > Kansas > Montgomery > Independence Ward 2 > District 187

1930 United States Federal Census > Kansas > Montgomery > Independence > District 28


            iii.     HARRY ROBERT BLISS, b. January 19, 1891, Missouri; d. June 29, 1931, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri; m. DELLA M. MARLEY, Abt. 1905, Nevada, Vernon county, Missouri; b. 1884, Missouri; d. 1969, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.



WW 1:   BLISS, HARRY ROBERT 1,470,137 W   Residence:  JOPLIN, MO

  *Inducted at:  NEVADA on  10/2/1917   

Place of birth:  NEVADA, MO Age or date of birth:  26 3/4YRS

Organizations served in, with dates of assignments and transfers:


Grades, with date of appointment: WAG 3/19

Served overseas from   5/19/1918 To 4/20/1919 from   To  

Honorably discharged on demobilization     Y es


5.         iv.     EARL FRANCIS BLISS, b. June 04, 1893, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri; d. October 09, 1942, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.

6.          v.     ROY VERNON BLISS, b. April 04, 1897, Vernon County, Missouri; d. June 1974, Nevada, Vernon Co. , MO.

            vi.     JOY EDNA BLISS, b. May 1900, Missouri; d. 1932, Desoto, Jefferson County, Mo.

7.        vii.     REBA MARGURETTE BLISS, b. May 27, 1902; d. July 17, 1985, Joplin, Missouri.

          viii.     RAYMOND FRANKLIN BLISS, b. May 27, 1902, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri; d. October 11, 1918, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.



4.  CLARA M.2 BLISS (JOHN1) was born April 1867 in Missouri.  She married GEORGE R. ANDERSON January 15, 1883 in Vernon County, Missouri.  He was born Abt. 1859 in Missouri.



              i.     MARY JANE3 ANDERSON, b. May 14, 1884, Coal Twp., Vernon County, Missouri.



Generation No. 3


5.  EARL FRANCIS3 BLISS (JOHN FRANKLIN (FRANK)2, JOHN1) was born June 04, 1893 in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, and died October 09, 1942 in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.  He married SARAH ROSA UNKNOWN Abt. 1903.  She was born Abt. 1893 in Missouri.


1930 United States Federal Census > Kansas > Labette > Neosho > District 17


Children of EARL BLISS and SARAH UNKNOWN are:

              i.     JOSEPH M.4 BLISS, b. Abt. 1916, Missouri.

             ii.     VIOLET BLISS, b. Abt. 1925, Oklahoma.



6.  ROY VERNON3 BLISS (JOHN FRANKLIN (FRANK)2, JOHN1) was born April 04, 1897 in Vernon County, Missouri, and died June 1974 in Nevada, Vernon Co. , MO.  He married MILLIE GERTRUDE BEHRENS, daughter of JOHN BEHRENS and MATTIE J..  She was born April 1900 in Burns, Marion County,  Kansas, and died 1973 in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.


Children of ROY BLISS and MILLIE BEHRENS are:

8.           i.     RAYMOND4 BLISS, b. April 24, 1920, Nevada (Vernon Co.) Missouri; d. November 13, 1983, Nevada (Vernon Co.) Missouri.

             ii.     ELMER BLISS, b. Abt. 1918.



7.  REBA MARGURETTE3 BLISS (JOHN FRANKLIN (FRANK)2, JOHN1) was born May 27, 1902, and died July 17, 1985 in Joplin, Missouri.  She married JOSEPH AHAS MASON November 07, 1921.  He was born December 08, 1889 in Missouri.



              i.     JOSEPH AHAS4 MASON, b. October 27, 1922.



Generation No. 4


8.  RAYMOND4 BLISS (ROY VERNON3, JOHN FRANKLIN (FRANK)2, JOHN1) was born April 24, 1920 in Nevada (Vernon Co.) Missouri, and died November 13, 1983 in Nevada (Vernon Co.) Missouri.  He married PATRICIA BAKER March 01, 1941 in Nevada (Vernon Co.) Missouri, daughter of JAMES BAKER and BERTHA LOVE.  She was born November 08, 1922 in Nevada (Vernon Co.) Missouri, and died December 17, 1989 in Nevada, Vernon Co., MO.


James R. Baker, Jr.
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