Ralph Alvin Bishop

6 August 1909–30 September 1942 (Age 33)
Rockwell, Norton, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Ralph Alvin

When Ralph Alvin Bishop was born on 6 August 1909, in Rockwell, Norton, Kansas, United States, his father, Arthur G. Bishop, was 28 and his mother, Catherine May Katie Ervin, was 28. He married Vera Blickenstaff on 11 August 1931. He lived in Rockwell Township, Norton, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 30 September 1942, in Norton, Norton, Kansas, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Norton, Norton, Kansas, United States.

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Ralph Alvin Bishop
Vera Blickenstaff
Marriage: 11 August 1931

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  • Marriage
    11 August 1931
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    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 1
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
    1910 · The Mann Act
    Age 1
    This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 10
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    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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    Sources (8)

    • Ralph A Bishop in household of Arthur G Bishop, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Ralph Alvin Bishop, "Kansas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
    • Ralph A Bishop in household of Arthur G Bishop, "United States Census, 1930"

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