Catharine Armstrong

1820–7 June 1882 (Age 62)
Richland Center, Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Catharine

When Catharine Armstrong was born in 1820, in Richland Center, Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States, her father, Richard "Rich" Armstrong, was 25 and her mother, Catherine Hansell, was 26. She married Stephen Winfield Bishop on 1 January 1870, in Fulton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 7 June 1882, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Winfield Bishop
Catharine Armstrong
Marriage: 1 January 1870
Benjamin Elsworth Bishop
James Bishop
Caroline Bishop
Arminta Pearl Bishop

Spouse and Children

    Stephen Winfield Bishop



1 January 1870
Fulton, Indiana, United States


    Benjamin Elsworth Bishop


    James Bishop


    Caroline Bishop


    Arminta Pearl Bishop


Parents and Siblings

    Richard "Rich" Armstrong





World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 16

Historical Information 1836: Fulton, Indiana, United States
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 21

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

1 English (common in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): Middle English nickname for someone who was strong in the arm.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O’Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’, both from Ulster.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Armstrong in household of Renison Armstrong, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Kate Bishop in household of Winfrid Bishop, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Catharine Bishop in household of Runion Armstrong, "United States Census, 1870"

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