Arthur James Bishop

Male4 March 1918–22 March 1993

Brief Life History of Arthur James

When Arthur James Bishop was born on 4 March 1918, in Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Bishop, was 35 and his mother, Florence Ada Canter, was 28. He died on 22 March 1993, in Wandsworth, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Arthur James Bishop
1918–1993
Edna Lilian Clark
1919–2015

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  • Arthur James Bishop, "United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941"
  • Arthur James Bishop, "United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941"

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World Events (8)

1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 3

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

1924

Age 6

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

1940

Age 22

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

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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