Ora J Bishop

Male17 February 1879–2 August 1951

Brief Life History of Ora J

When Ora J Bishop was born on 17 February 1879, in Belmore, Van Buren Township, Putnam, Ohio, United States, his father, George Roy Bishop, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca Ann Newell, was 18. He married Estella May Miller on 19 December 1897, in Putnam, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Moscow, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Somerset Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 2 August 1951, in Somerset Center, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Somerset Center, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ora J Bishop
1879–1951
Estella May Miller
1879–1961
Marriage: 19 December 1897
Anna Elizabeth Bishop
1898–1980
George Bishop
1901–1983
Bessie Bishop
1904–1976
Clara Bishop
1906–1993
Lola Bishop
1909–1994
Oren Bishop
1913–1994

Sources (33)

  • Ora Bishop, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Ora Bishop, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • John Oren E. Bishop, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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  • Marriage
    19 December 1897Putnam, Ohio, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1881 · Hudson's

    Age 2

    Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 19

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bissop, 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 word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them a supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on Saint Nicholas's Feast Day. In some instances the surname is from the rare Middle English (Old English) personal name Biscop ‘bishop’. As an Irish surname it is adopted for Mac Giolla Easpaig, meaning ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ). In North America, this surname has absorbed, by assimilation and translation, at least some of continental European cognates, e.g. German Bischoff , Polish, Rusyn, Czech, and Slovak Biskup , Slovenian Škof (see Skoff ).

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

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