Bissell, George

Born: Nov 08, 1821 AD
Died: 1884 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen

US oil businessman


1884 - Born on the 8th of November in Hanover, New Hampshire.


1853 - He observed by chance the primitive oil-gathering industry in western Pennsylvania.


1856 - Bissell conceived of the idea of drilling.


1859 - On 27th of August, the company first succeeded in striking oil, on a farm in Titusville, Pennsylvania.


1884 - George Bissell died on 19th of November.




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