Michael (Bissell) Bissell --Benefiel
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Michael (Bissell) Bissell --Benefiel

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Dr Michael G. Bissell --Benefiel formerly Bissell
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [private brother (1940s - 2010s)] and
Father of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private son (1980s - unknown)]
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Contents

Biography

Early Life

Born March 5, 1947 in Ridgecrest, Kern County, California [1]at the Drummond Clinic (see image)
Childhood in Glendale and Burbank, Los Angeles County, California[2],[3] to age 13,
after which family moved to Tucson and Scottsdale, Arizona [4]. [5]

Family and Timeline

1947-49: first home, Glendale, California [6]
1949-1960: childhood, Burbank, California[7]:1949: birth of brother (private) Benefiel [8]:1953: birth of brother Thomas Raymond Benefiel; death of maternal grandfather Marsh E Encell Sr
1960-61: first year high school, Tucson, Arizona, family moved to Scottsdale [9]
1961-62: second year high school, Scottsdale, Arizona, family returned to Tucson [10]:1962: death of paternal grandmother Marie Dorothea Cordes
1962-65: completion of high school, Tucson, Arizona [11]:
1965-69: college, Tucson, Arizona [12]
1969: first marriage to (private) Tucson, Arizona[13]::1969-1975: medical school, Stanford, California (lived in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, California, and on campus) [14]
1973: ; brother Thomas Raymond Benefiel died in freak auto accident
1974: end of first marriage in divorce [12]
1975-78: completion of PhD, Stanford, and MPH, Berkeley [15]:
1977: second marriage to (private), Menlo Park, California [13]
1978: birth of daughter (private), Menlo Park, California [16]::1978-81: Residency in Clinical Pathology, Martinez, Califor[17]:nia
1981-83: Postdoctoral research at NIH, Bethesda, Maryland
1983: birth of son (private), Bethesda, Maryland [18]::1984-88: first academic appointment, Chicago, Illinois [19]:1988-89: first lab directorship, Duarte, California [10]
1989: second marriage ended in divorce [14]
1989-91: moved to Long Beach, California [20]::1990: third marriage to Lolita Anne Hill [21]::1991-93: second lab directorship, San Juan Capistrano, California, lived in Lake Elsinore, California [11]
1993-97: third lab directorship, Galveston, Texas [10, 12]
1998-00: fourth lab directorship, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lived in Sewickley, Pennsylvania
2000: moved to Columbus, Ohio [22]
2000: death of mother and father
2000-15: fifth lab directorship, Columbus, Ohio, lived in Reynoldsburg, Ohio [10]
2008: death of wife Lita Reynoldsburg, Ohio [15]
2010: fourth marriage to (private), Reynoldsburg, Ohio [23]::2014: became Emeritus [24]:

Education

[25] Schools Attended:

1952-1959: Theodore Roosevelt Elementary, Burbank, California
1959-1961: Luther Burbank Junior High, Burbank, California and Townsend Junior High, Tucson, Arizona
1961-62: Catalina High, Tucson, Arizona [26]:1962-63: Scottsdale High, Scottsdale, Arizona
1963-65: Palo Verde High, Tucson, Arizona
1965-69: University of Arizona [27]
BS, cum laude and with honors, chemistry, 1969.
BS, cum laude, mathematics, 1969
1969-77: Stanford University School of Medicine.
MD, 1975.
Stanford University Program in Neurological and Biobehavioral Sciences. PhD, 1977.
1975-76: Stanford University Medical Center. Categorical Internship in Pathology
1977-78: University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, Program in Epidemiology.
MPH, 1978
1978-81: University of California, Davis, Martinez Veterans' Administration Medical Center. Residency in Clinical Pathology.
1981-84: National Institutes of Health, NIMH, Laboratory of Neurochemistry.
Post Doctoral Fellowship.

Occupation

Clinical Laboratory Director and Professor of Clinical Pathology[28]

1984-88: University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
1988-91: City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California
1991-93: Nichols Institute Reference Laboratories, San Juan Capistrano, California
1993-97: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
1997-98: Chi Laboratory Systems, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1998–00: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2000-14: Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio


Sources

  1. Ancestry.com, California Birth Index, 1905-1995 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Ancestry.com, Birthdate: 5 Mar 1947; Birth County: Kern. Record for Michael Gilbert Bissell. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=cabirth1905&h=3655109&indiv=try.
  2. Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Ancestry.com, Record for Henry R Benefiel. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=USDirectories&h=246730306&indiv=try.
  3. Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Ancestry.com, Record for Henry R Benefiel. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=USDirectories&h=242931808&indiv=try.
  4. Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Ancestry.com, Record for Henry R Benefiel. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=USDirectories&h=242931808&indiv=try.
  5. Ancestry.com, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Michael G Bissell.
  6. Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Ancestry.com, Record for Henry R Benefiel. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=USDirectories&h=246730306&indiv=try.
  7. Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Ancestry.com, Record for Henry R Benefiel. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=USDirectories&h=242931808&indiv=try.
  8. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
  9. Ancestry.com, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Michael G Bissell.
  10. Ancestry.com, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry.com, Record for Mike Bissell. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=YearbooksIndex&h=112103716&indiv=try.
  11. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
  12. Ancestry.com, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry.com, Record for Michael G Bissell. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=YearbooksIndex&h=244963131&indiv=try.
  13. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
  14. Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Ancestry.com, Record for Michael G Bissell. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=USDirectories&h=1434602489&indiv=try.
  15. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
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  17. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
  18. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
  19. Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry.com, Record for Michael G Bissell. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=USpublicrecords3&h=87493352&indiv=try.
  20. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
  21. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
  22. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
  23. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
  24. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
  25. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel
  26. Ancestry.com, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry.com, Record for Mike Bissell. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=YearbooksIndex&h=112103716&indiv=try.
  27. Ancestry.com, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry.com, Record for Michael G Bissell. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=YearbooksIndex&h=244963131&indiv=try.
  28. First-hand information. Entered by Michael Bissell --Benefiel

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  • Michael (Bissell) Bissell --Benefiel: AncestryDNA Paternal Lineage (discontinued), haplogroup R1b1b2a1a1*, Ancestry member mgbissell + Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 360 markers, haplogroup R-BY45057, FTDNA kit #B85093, MitoYDNA ID T11832 [compare] + Y-Chromosome Test 37 markers, haplogroup R1b
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  • Michael (Bissell) Bissell --Benefiel: AncestryDNA Maternal Lineage (discontinued), haplogroup J1C2, Ancestry member mgbissell + Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c2, FTDNA kit #B85093, MitoYDNA ID T11045 [compare]
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Hi Michael,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles. These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do!

Kindest Regards, Amy Utting

posted by Amy Utting
Hi Amy;

Thanks for checking in. I've been inactive in my portion of the England project for several weeks now because I've been writing a book on my family history. However, I am still very much interested in completing the English Classical Composers subproject just as soon as I've gotten the book finished and off to the publisher (2 to 3 more weeks maximum). Once I get back to it, I would estimate that the Composers will still require a number of months to complete. Please let me know if any of this creates a problem for England leadership.

Cheers, Mike Bissell [Bissell-517]

None of that is any issue at all! We're just making sure that our current members still want to be members, is all :) Especially given the current global climate we're hardly going to be strict about it, haha. I hope your book goes well!
posted by Amy Utting
Hi Susie;

I'm hereby checking in for the England project and reporting that all is well and I continue to work on English classical composers. Mike Bissell [Bissell-517]

Hi Michael,

I sent you a message a while ago on behalf of the England Project Leaders and have yet to heard back from you. I hope you are well.

One of the requirements of membership in the England Project is that you respond to the six-monthly check-ins.

If I don’t hear from you in the next week or so I’ll assume you no longer wish to be in the project and go ahead and remove you. You would, of course, be most welcome to rejoin at any time via the G2G sign-up post.

Best wishes,

Susie :-)

Hi Mike,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Member for Composers and Connectors. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current teams and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

Please check your "Suggestions" List for ways to refine the profiles that you manage.

http://wikitree.sdms.si/function/WTWeb/Suggestions.htm?UserID=11507277

Hi Michael, I am researching my family history, and have a paper trail to Robert Calvin Buchanan https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Buchanan-3175. Now looking to prove connection to George Buchanan (1721-1818) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Buchanan-259 , and it seems that if you and I have shared DNA (From Mary Buchanan--daughter of George Buchanan) who was married to George Benefiel), that would confirm that George Buchanan was in fact my 5th GGF. Anyway, if you have any info to share, I would appreciate it. I am doing the DNA soon and will upload the results. Thanks! Brett
posted by Brett Buchanan
Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi, Michael!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hi Michael,

I haven’t heard back from you about the break up of the United Kingdom Project. I hope all is well with you. I assume you don’t wish to join any of the country-level projects at present, and will go ahead and remove the United Kingdom badge. If you wish to join England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland in the future, you would be most welcome to do so via the respective G2G sign-up post.

Many thanks for all your contributions,

Susie :-)

Hello, Michael,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hi Michael,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,

Susie

Hi Michael,

Your One Place Study for Föhr, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany is all nested and ready to go and your badge awarded :)

Thank you for including your OPS in the project :)

Wendy Leader, One Place Studies Project.

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan

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