Rachel Ray C. Bishop

21 June 1880–6 June 1961 (Age 81)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rachel Ray C.

When Rachel Ray C. Bishop was born on 21 June 1880, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William H. Bishop, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth C. Colbridge, was 24. She lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 6 June 1961, in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80.

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William H. Bishop
Elizabeth C. Colbridge
Thomas F. Bishop
Sarah Knight Bishop
William Cole Bishop Sr
William Bishop
Rachel Ray C. Bishop
Lydia Reiff Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop
Charles McCarthy Bishop
James Young Bishop
Gertrude Clare Bishop

Parents and Siblings

    William H. Bishop


    Elizabeth C. Colbridge




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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 (2)

  • Rachel Bishop in household of Wm H Bishop, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rachel Bishop - Government record: Census record: female

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