Richard W. and Ella (Brown) Frissell, Sterling



Ella Diffendarfer married John Brown, per one tree.

In Logan County in 1900, Emma 42 born in Indiana who's married to William Henderson 49. William's son John Henderson is 20. Ella Brown is 17, Jessie L. 18, and Abba 16.

William L. 60 and Emma 52 are in Sterling in 1910. Jessie is a store proprietor.
William Lee Henderson and Emma A. (Deffendrafer) Henderson 1850-1940 # 71166242 are buried in Orange County, California
William's nephew Fred Smith, born about 1898 in Colorado is with them.

Ella Brown married Richard "Fussell" on September 27, 1903, recorded in Logan County.

Ella claimed a quarter in section 14, 7N 51W in 1904.

In 1910 Sterling, Richard W. Frissell, 36 born in Missouri, has an "detopath" office, with Ella 29 in Indiana. Charles 5 and robert ten months were born in Colorado.

1914 Cape Girardeau "Dick Frissell, a newspaper reporter, gets a severe beating at the hands of a city night watchman and police officer, when he steps into the Crescent Restaurant to buy a cigar; Frissell recently wrote an article that reflected poorly on the officer's activities; the two exchange angry words, which escalates into a physical attack on Frissell."
1918 "Richard W. Frissell, one of the City Commissioners, has made up his mind never to go fishing again without taking a storm curtain with him. A short time ago he spent a week angling for game fish on the Current river, and an incident which occurred during his stay caused him to suffer great mental anguish, and he feel3 confident that he barely escaped incarceration for his crude portrayal of September Morn. Mr. Frissell was accompanied by his youngest son, Robert, who was taken to carry the fish and the bait. They registered at a hotel in a small city, but spent each day on the bank of the river, a mile or more from headquarters. The last day of the outing brought the commissioner a series of unfortunate accidents, least among which was a failure of the fish to bite. They were just about to quit for the day when a storm came up and before they could wind up their fishing! tackle, a cloud-burst swept over. Both were drenched to the skin, and the commissioner's clothing absorbed so much water that he found it a great difficulty in climbing the hills. To relieve the pressure, he disrobed and squeezed the water out of his clothing. According to his own story, two gallons of liquid gushed out of his trousers. The revelations that followed are best told by Mr. Frissell: "To my great astonishment, I found I had squeezed my clothing out of shape. When I attempted to dress, I was utterly unable to get into my trousers. They appeared to have warped. The legs were not so long as they had been and the holes through which my pedal extremities were supposed to pass had partially closed. For half an hour I struggled in vain. "When I came to the awful realization that I could not dress until mv pants had been dried and ironed out, I decided to approach as near the city as possible and then call for help. Thid I did. I took refuge behind a large sycamore and cried out in a loud voice. For several minutrd I received no response. Then a voice answered me. When the man got within talkinh distance. I told him my story and urged him to locate a suit cf clothing. In a deserted sawmill he finally located me a one piece baseball suit, with a deep red chest and striped legs. With this he brought me a cut-away coat, a vintage of the civil war. But these answered the purpose. I finally got into the suit and made my way to the hotel, where I hurriedly went into eclipse until my own clothing had dried." Mr. Frissell's son described his father as resembling a strong cartoon of Uncle Sam minus whiskers. The Commissioner's legs were exposed to the elements in as much as the baseball suit did not extend below his knees. "

They're in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri in 1920, where Richards is district manager for a life insurance company.

Richard 1873-1924 is buried in Cape Girardeau # 17719081. So is Ella 1880-1956 # 17719084.


Robert Frissell, 27, married Mary Mineo in Erie County Ohio on February 26, 1941.
Robert Richard Frissell of 518 Broad Avenue South, Naples, Florida died Saturday, June 11, 1983 at his home. Born in Colorado he spent much of his life in Sandusky, OH. He had been a resident of Naples since 1972 coming from Sandusky, OH.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Tom of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Bob of Boston, MA. and Dick of Bloomfield, N.J. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles.
He owned and operated his own advertising agency in Sandusky, OH.

April 1967 Sikeston "Miss Glenda Hutson of Bertrand and Lonnie A. Frissell were married Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian church, Cape Rock Drive and Perryville Avenue, with the Rev. Thomas N. Bass performing the single ring ceremony. Only relatives and close friends attended. Miss Hutson is the daughter of George Hutson of Bertrand and Mrs. Bill Elliott of Cleveland, Ohio. Frissell is the son of Mrs. Charles B. Frissell and the late Mr. Frissell of 1451 Themis, Cape Girardeau. Attendants for the bridal party were N. Lowell Starbuck of Bertrand and Emil Brennecke. The bride chose a street- length dress of pink lace and taffeta fashioned with a sleeveless lace bolero, complemented by her white orchid corsage. The lace skirt had a front panel of taffeta with a waistline bow. After the ceremony, the wedding party drove to the groom's
home for the reception. The receiving table was covered with white lace centered with the two-tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom White tapers were on either side and a bouquet of pink carnations and white mums was at one end of the table. Nuts and mints were contained in white compotes. Mrs. LaVerne Derrlngton, aunt of the groom, of St. Louis served cake. Mrs. Jim Bishop of East Prairie poured punch. Mr. and Mrs. Frissell will live at 1451 Themis, where Frissell is employed at a service station. Those attending from out- of-town were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Elliott of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Derrlngton of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker and Sharon and Mr.and Mrs. Thomas Williams of Sikeston, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Starbuck and daughter of Bertrand, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bishop and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bishop, Debbie and Jama of East Prairie."

Glenda Paige Frissell, 53, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at her home.
She was born Nov. 6, 1947, at Deventer, Mo., daughter of George and Flossie Smith Hutson. She and Lonnie A. Frissell were married April 2, 1967, at Cape Girardeau. He died March 23, 1998.
Frissell was an employee of Sander True Value Hardware for many years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a sister, Pearl Poley of East Prairie, Mo.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Friends may call from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. The Rev. Paul Kabo will officiate, with burial in Cape County Memorial Park."



November 16, 1948 Sikeston, Missouri "Miss Beulah Swanner and Charles Frissell of Cape Girardeau, were united in marriage at the parsonage of Rev. Daugherty, pastor of the Methodist church

1948 Mrs. Charles Frissell and sons, Charles and Ronny, of Cape Girardeau spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Lon Swanner. Mr. and Mrs. Swanner and Mrs. Frissell and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Derrington near East Prairie.

Charles R. Frissell (Chuck), age 72, of Gainesville passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to injuries suffered from an accidental fall. He was the son of the late Charles Brown Frissell and the late Beulah Frissell of Cape Girardeau, Mo. He received his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Maryville College in 1957. In 1958, he married Joan Neckerman of Norwood, N.J., who died in 1960. He received his masters of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1960. While earning a master's degree at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, he met and married fellow graduate student Margaret Hood in 1963. He began his full-time ministry serving Presbyterian churches in Morganfield, Ky.; Huntington, W.Va., and Orlando, Fla., before joining the U.S. Air Force as a chaplain in 1969. Chuck was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971, the Defense Superior Service Medal for his three years with the European Command (Stuttgart, Germany 1991-1994) and received the Legion Merit in 1995 at the Air Force Academy, Colo. In 1978, he earned a third masters degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Azusa Pacific University in California.
Additional Air Force assignments included Little Rock AFB, Ark.; Keesler AFB, Miss.; Spangdahlem AFB, Germany; Maxwell AFB, Ala.; Lackland AFB, Texas; Osan AFB, Korea; and Scott AFB, Ill. Colonel Frissell retired in September 1995. Chuck and Margaret then settled in Gainesville, becoming active members of First Presbyterian Church where he became involved with Stephen Ministries and volunteered with Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He performed duties as a volunteer chaplain and operated and maintained the parking courtesy shuttle.
Additionally, he was currently serving as first vice president of the Northeast Georgia Medical Auxiliary.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; sons, David Wayne Frissell and wife, Kellie (Brimer) of Stockbridge and Mark Richard Frissell and wife, Elizabeth DuBose; and granddaughter, Selden Frissell of Savannah.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the following, the Paul and Patsy Seals Scholarship Fund at First Presbyterian Church, ; or the Medical Center Auxiliary Inc., Gainesville
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville

Published in gainesville times on Oct. 30, 2007


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