Elizabeth Bishop

8 February 1911–6 October 1979 (Age 68)
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bishop was born on 8 February 1911, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William T Bishop, was 38 and her mother, Gertrude Bulmer, was 32. She lived in Queens, New York, United States in 1935 and Monroe, Florida, United States in 1945. She died on 6 October 1979, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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William T Bishop
Gertrude Bulmer
Elizabeth Bishop

Parents and Siblings

    William T Bishop


    Gertrude Bulmer




World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 3

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Age 18

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Elisabeth Bishop in household of George A Shepherdson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elizabeth Bishop, "Florida State Census, 1945"
  • Elizabeth Bishop, "United States Census, 1940"

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