Karl Henry Bishop

9 January 1883–28 July 1961 (Age 78)
Bishop, Mason, Illinois, United States

The Life of Karl Henry

When Karl Henry Bishop was born on 9 January 1883, in Bishop, Mason, Illinois, United States, his father, John Henry Bishop Sr, was 57 and his mother, Anna Catherine Elizabeth Wessling, was 40. He married Edna Marian Sturtevant about 1905, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Sioux, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Stanley, South Dakota, United States in 1930. He died on 28 July 1961, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Karl Henry Bishop
Edna Marian Sturtevant
Marriage: about 1905
Mary Jane Bishop
Karl Allen Bishop

Spouse and Children

about 1905
Illinois, United States


    Mary Jane Bishop



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

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Age 2

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 6

North Dakota is the 39th state.

Age 21

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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 (3)

  • Karl Bishop in household of Cathrine E Bishop, "United States Census, 1900"
  • K H Bishop, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Karl H Bishop, "United States Census, 1930"

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