logo logo

George Bliss

George Bliss, American merchant, banker.

Background

  • Bliss, George was born on April 21, 1816 in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William and Martha (Parsons) Bliss.

  • Education

    • M Catherine Sanford, 1840.

    Career

    • Began as clerk Harvey Sanford’s dry-goods store, New Haven, 1832, became partner, 1837. Formed dry-goods firm Phelps, Chittenden & Bliss, New York City, 1844, became head of firm, changed name to George Bliss & Company, 1853. Formed banking firm Morton, Bliss & Co:, 1869.

    Connections

    • Married second, Augusta H. Smith, July 22, 1868.
    • father: William Bliss
    • mother: Martha (Parsons) Bliss
    • spouse: Augusta H. Smith
    See on larger map
    Died February 2, 1896
    (aged 79)
    Nationality