Edward Irwin Bishop

Brief Life History of Edward Irwin

When Edward Irwin Bishop was born on 25 October 1884, his father, James Fredrick Bishop, was 35 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Trusler, was 31. He married Margaret Mary Fitzgerald on 22 June 1910, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Rushville Township, Rush, Indiana, United States in 1950. He died in February 1969, in Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States.

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Edward Irwin Bishop
Margaret Mary Fitzgerald
Marriage: 22 June 1910
Helen Louise Bishop
Loretta Bishop
Frances Theresa Bishop
Robert Edward Bishop
Marjorie Ann Bishop

Sources (19)

  • Edward I Bishop, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Edward Bishop, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Edward Irvin Bishop, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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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 ).

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