William Franklin Bishop

25 August 1836–7 June 1871 (Age 34)
Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States

The Life Summary of William Franklin

When William Franklin Bishop was born on 25 August 1836, in Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States, his father, Jerome Bishop, was 25 and his mother, Laura Snow Davis, was 23. He married Ellen Baird on 12 September 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 7 June 1871, in Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

William Franklin Bishop
1836–1871
Ellen Baird
1848–1911
Marriage: 12 September 1864
Ellen Bishop
1867–1886

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1846
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 21
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Bischoff
    Bispo
    Gillespie
    Episcopo
    Dean

    Sources (10)

    • Wm Bishop in household of Laura Bishop, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Wm Bishop in household of Geo Stayner, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Franklin Bishop, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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