Malcolm George Bliss
Born: November 24, 1828 in Otego, Otsego, New York, United States
Occupation: Physician

Source Citation: Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana, Historical and Biographical, 1882, page 602,
and Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America.
Malcolm George Bliss, M.D., was born in Otego, Otsego, County, N. Y., November 24, 1828, and is one of the eleven children of Simeon and Betsey Knapp Bliss, the former a native of Massachusetts, the latter of Rhode Island. Simeon Bliss was a life-long farmer, and moved from New York to Indiana in 1856, locating in White County, where he died in 1864, and his wife about one year afterward. The grandfather of our subject was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary war. Dr. Bliss resided with his parents until his seventeenth year, attending school, and afterward assisting his brothers in the lumber trade, finishing his literary education at Wellsburg Academy, in Tioga County, Penn. In 1850, he went to California, via the Isthmus of Panama, where he engaged in mining for three years. On arriving at Foster's Bar, Yuba River, he had but $1, which he invested in a dinner. In 1853, he returned to the States, and began the study of medicine with Dr. Eaton, of Cass County, Ind. After his first term of lectures, he began practice at Pulaski, and in September, 1861, enlisted as private in Company E, Ninth Illinois Cavalry, and, after three months, was promoted to Battalion Quartermaster, with rank of Second Lieutenant. During most of his term, he was on detached duty as Assistant Surgeon until his discharge, in 1863. He then recommenced practice in Pulaski, and, in 1865, came to Crown Point and began the drug business; this he continued until 1874, when he was burned out. During the winter of 1874-75, he attended lectures at and graduated from Bennett Eclectic Medical College, Chicago, since which he has been in practice at Crown Point, where he is a leading and successful physician.

In November, 1860, he was married to Miss H. Amanda Herring, a native of Pittsburgh, Penn., and a resident of Logansport, Ind. To this union succeeded one daughter - Lillie. Mrs. Bliss died in 1863. In 1865, Dr. Bliss married Miss Sarah E. Herring, sister of his former wife; she died in 1879, leaving three children - George M., Harry P. and Susan L.  Dr. Bliss is a Mason, a Republican, and Secretary of the Board of Health of Lake County.


#0002 Thomas Bliss and Dorothy Wheatlie of England and Rehoboth, MA
#0021 Jonathan Bliss and Miriam Harmon of Rehoboth, MA
#0067 Samuel Bliss and Mary Kendrick of Rehoboth, MA
#0167 Capt. Nathaniel Bliss and Mehitable Whittaker of Rehoboth, MA
#0472 Nathaniel Bliss, Jr. and Mary Millerd of Rehoboth, MA
#1320 Lt. Nathaniel Bliss and Susan Mason of Rehoboth and later, Cheshire, MA
#2933 Simeon Bliss and Elizabeth Knapp of Cheshire, MA , NY, and IL
#5835 Malcolm George Bliss