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Edgar Bismark SussmanAge: 84 years18951980

Edgar Bismark Sussman
Given names
Edgar Bismark
Birth November 21, 1895 47 35
Death of a motherAugusta Victoria Fecht
February 2, 1896 (Age 2 months)
Cause: Typhoid (from bad milk)
Marriage of a parentRobert SussmannEmma L. WitteView this family
September 26, 1896 (Age 10 months)
Death of a maternal grandfatherEugene Fecht
December 15, 1904 (Age 9 years)
Cause: marsmus senilis
Death of a maternal grandmotherMaria Walburga Wurth
August 15, 1906 (Age 10 years)
Cause: Inflammed gall bladder
Death of a fatherRobert Sussmann
March 11, 1911 (Age 15 years)
MarriageOfelia GallinaView this family
about 1931 (Age 35 years)
Death of a wifeOfelia Gallina
1934 (Age 38 years)

Death of a sisterEdith Sussman
February 9, 1960 (Age 64 years)
Death of a brotherPaul Robert Sussman
November 14, 1965 (Age 69 years)
Death of a sisterIrma Helen Sussmann
December 18, 1970 (Age 75 years)
Death of a sisterElsie Pauline Sussman
May 10, 1974 (Age 78 years)
Death of a brotherArthur Eugene Sussman
October 18, 1975 (Age 79 years)
Death March 9, 1980 (Age 84 years)
Cause of death: Throat cancer
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 2, 1880Detroit, MI (courthouse - civil service)
9 years
elder brother
-8 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
7 months
elder brother
15 months
elder sister
21 months
elder sister
8 years
Father’s family with Emma L. Witte - View this family
Marriage: September 26, 1896Toledo, OH
Family with Ofelia Gallina - View this family
Marriage: about 1931Havana, Cuba
Family with Mitzi Paulina Noll - View this family
Family with Catalina Stoduto - View this family


Did a lot of travel for his job back and forth to Mexico and South America. Most records say his middle name is Bismarck. His draft card says its Bryan.

1940 Census: Lodger in Dallas home of Cambridge and Louise Murray. Age 44. Last place of residence: St. Louis, MO.

Border crossing from Mexico to USA: 01 Jan 1942, Laredo, TX. Accompanied by Murray Smith - friend. Contact: Mildred Nowell - wife. (I assume this was Mitzi Noll.)


From Find-A-Grave: Edgar was born in Toledo, Ohio to Robert Sussman (B. 26 January 1848 - D. 11 March 1911) and Augusta V. Fecht (B. March 1860 - D. 2 February 1896).

Edgar was born with a strong sense of wanderlust. He left home at an early age and found work in La Platta and Buenos Aires, Argentina with The Hormel Meat Co., Swift & Co. and others. He rapidly learned Spanish and traveled in the best company as the young American bon vivant.

Edgar was married three times. His first wife was Ofelia Gallina. Ofelia was born in 1910 in Havana, Cuba. They were wed in circa 1931 in her home town. She expired in 1934. Additional details are difficult to find.

Next, circa 1940, Edgar married Mitzi Paulina Nall (B. 07 December, 1919 - D. 29 November 2000), of Mesquite, TX. They had one child, a son, Philip Michael Sussman. Philip was born on 18 October 1941. He has since changed his surname to Conrad. He was not close to his father. He was a guitarist. He married twice. He currently lives in Leonard, Texas. I have no further information about Philip. I have found no reliable details as to when this marriage ended. I do know that she went on to marry a Mr. Molina.

His last spouse was one Catalina Stoduto. They met in Dallas, TX. They started their lives together in Corpus Christi, TX. Eventually, they moved to San Antonio, TX. There, Edgar was engaged as a piano salesman. He was also active in social organizations like The Civitans and The Lions Club.

Edgar loved language and used words with surgical precision. He was naturally talented in rhetoric and debate. Additionally, he never met a pun that he did not like!

Edgar died from throat cancer.

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