Hiram Smith Bishop

4 January 1844–3 March 1914 (Age 70)
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Hiram Smith

When Hiram Smith Bishop was born on 4 January 1844, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, Jonathan J Bishop, was 32 and his mother, Lucy Jane Foust, was 34. He married Adeline Ruth Mitchell about 1864, in Indiana, United States. He lived in Greenfield Township, Warren, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Brownsville, Houston, Minnesota, United States in 1885. He died on 3 March 1914, in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Smith Bishop
Elizabeth Jane Cochran
Marriage: 2 September 1879
George Bishop

Spouse and Children

2 September 1879
Warren, Iowa, United States


    George Bishop


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 2

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Hiram Bishop, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Hiram S Bishop in household of Johnathan I Bishop, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hiram S Bishop, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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