Sallie Champion

21 November 1892–19 November 1964 (Age 71)
Anderson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sallie

When Sallie Champion was born on 21 November 1892, in Anderson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Gustavus Adolphus Champion, was 30 and her mother, Phoebe Bell Mullins, was 30. She married Ollie B. Duncan Bishop on 9 August 1927, in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Magisterial District 1, Fayette, Kentucky, United States in 1940 and Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States in 1964. She died on 19 November 1964, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States.

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Ollie B. Duncan Bishop
Sallie Champion
Marriage: 9 August 1927
Mary Jo Bishop

Spouse and Children

9 August 1927
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States


    Mary Jo Bishop


Parents and Siblings

    Gustavus Adolphus Champion





World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 3

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: status name for a professional champion, especially an agent employed to represent one of the parties in a trial by combat, a method of settling disputes current in the Middle Ages. The word comes from Old French champion, campion (Late Latin campio, genitive campionis, a derivative of campus ‘plain’, ‘field of battle’). Compare Campion , Kemp .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sallie Champion in household of G A Champion, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sally Bishop in household of Ollie B Bishop, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sally Bishop in household of Ollie B Bishop, "United States Census, 1940"

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