Mary A. Bishop

19 February 1852–24 May 1927 (Age 75)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary A.

When Mary A. Bishop was born on 19 February 1852, in Michigan, United States, her father, Richard Marsden Bishop, was 37 and her mother, Jane Ann Jenkins, was 29. She married James Alexander Musselman on 14 October 1868, in Easton Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 24 May 1927, in Easton Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

James Alexander Musselman
Mary A. Bishop
Marriage: 14 October 1868
Emmet Musselman

Spouse and Children

    James Alexander Musselman



14 October 1868
Easton Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Marsden Bishop


    Jane Ann Jenkins




    Richard James Bishop



    Marsden Bishop


World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 2

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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 (3)

  • Mary Bishop in household of Jane A Bishop, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Musselman in household of James Musselman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Mussleman in household of Emmet Mussleman, "United States Census, 1910"

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