|Born: November 27, 1837 at Clyde, New York,
Died: March 28, 1916, Albion, MI
Source Citation: Obituary from The
Albion, Michigan Recorder (dated April 4, 1916)
and Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America.
[Son of Calvin Hall and Seraph (Bothwell) Bliss]
"Sidney E. Bliss was born at Clyde, New York, and died at his home,
107 West Elm street, Albion, Michigan, March 28, 1916. He was a son of
Calvin H. Bliss and his wife Seraph Bothwell Bliss and was the
great-grandson of Captain Samuel Bliss of Rehoboth, Mass., of
Revolutionary fame. Capt. Bliss commanded a company of eight-day
minutemen April 19-27, 1775, and afterwards (1775) a company of
eight-months men in Col. Timothy Walker's regiment and was Gen.
Washington's steward at Morristown in the winter of 1777. Mr. Bliss was
married January 10, 1861, to Helen M. Hubbard.
"In 1866 they came to Michigan, locating at Tekonsha, but the
following year they moved to a farm three miles south of Albion, where
he lived until 1884. In that year he moved to Albion, since which time
he has made this city his home. He was by trade a carpenter, and worked
at building more or less during the whole of his life.
"His home life was especially happy until the death of his wife,
March 20, 1901. Six children were born to them, all of whom are living:
Mrs. Mary S. Buckman, Hanover; Charles S. Bliss, Albion; Wm. H. Bliss,
Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Susan E. Barnes, Duluth; Mrs. Etta M.
Kendrick, Traverse City; Mrs. Nellie M. Barnes, Chicago. There are also
"Since the death of his wife, his son Charles has lived in the
family home on West Elm street, and he had made his home there, although
he [Sidney] had spent part of his time with his other children.
"He was converted in 1879 in a revival held in the Babcock
schoolhouse by Rev. Uri Mason, and was baptized in the river which ran
through his farm. He joined the M. E. Church in Albion at that time and
has since been a regular attendant and faithful member.
"While he lived on the farm he not only attended the church in town
but also took student preachers home with him for the service at the
schoolhouse in the afternoon.
"He has been a man of clean personal habits, a devoted husband and
father, a citizen who could always be counted on to throw his influence
on the side of right, and a humble yet devoted Christian.
"Four of his eight brothers and sisters are left to mourn his
departure. They are: John B. Bliss, Marshall; Mrs. Mary S. Williams,
Tekonsha; Miss Carrie H. Bliss, Wolcott, N.Y.; and C. H. Bliss,
"The funeral service was conducted Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m., by
the Methodist pastor, Rev. A. R. Johns, D. D., at the family home, and
the body was laid to rest at Riverside cemetery."
||Thomas Bliss and Dorothy Wheatlie of
Preston Parva, England and Rehoboth, MA
||Jonathan Bliss and Miriam Harmon of
||Samuel Bliss and Mary Kendrick of
||Capt. Nathaniel Bliss and Mehitable
Whittaker of Rehoboth, MA
||Nathaniel Bliss and Mary Morgan of
||Capt. Samuel Bliss and Keziah Carpenter
of Rehoboth, MA
||Samuel Bliss and Anna Mason of Gilboa,
||Calvin H. Bliss and Seraph Bothwell
of Clyde, NY and Farmville, Prince Edward County, VA
||Sidney E. Bliss and Helen Hubbard (6