Eldon Leroy Bishop

16 October 1922–19 January 1986 (Age 63)
Sheldons Grove, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Eldon Leroy

When Eldon Leroy Bishop was born on 16 October 1922, in Sheldons Grove, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, his father, Jesse George Bishop, was 30 and his mother, Lena Freida Kohlenberger, was 22. He married Frances Lucille Johnson on 10 November 1951, in Manito, Mason, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Buckheart Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Putman Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 19 January 1986, in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Summum, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Eldon Leroy Bishop
Frances Lucille Johnson
Marriage: 10 November 1951
Bonnie Lu Bishop

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 1
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair
Age 3
The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
Age 19
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English biscop, Old English bisc(e)op ‘bishop’, which comes via Latin from Greek episkopos ‘overseer’. The Greek word was adopted early in the Christian era as a title for an overseer of a local community of Christians, and has yielded cognates in every European language: French évêque, Italian vescovo, Spanish obispo, Russian yepiskop, German Bischof, etc. The English surname has probably absorbed at least some of these continental European cognates. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them service in the household of a bishop, supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on St. Nicholas's Day.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (9)

  • Eldon A Bishop in household of Jess G Bishop, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eldon L Bishop in household of Jesse G Bishop, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eldon Bishop in entry for Eva M Bishop, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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