Joe Bishop

1888–1935 (Age 47)
Needles, San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life of Joe

When Joe Bishop was born in 1888, in Needles, San Bernardino, California, United States, his father, Jerome " Mouse" Bishop, was 41 and his mother, Mary, was 31. He married Annie Benn about 1913, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 8 December 1935, in Moapa, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Joe Bishop
1888–1935
Polly Bow
1904–1927
Marriage: about 1922
William Bishop
1923–1977
Leo Bishop
1925–1927

Spouse and Children

    Male1888–1935Male

    Polly Bow

    Female1904–1927Female

MARRIAGE
about 1922
of Moapa, Clark, Nevada
children

(2)

    Male1923–1977Male

    Leo Bishop

    Male1925–1927Male

Parents and Siblings

    Jerome " Mouse" Bishop

    Male1847–Male

    Mary

    Female1857–Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 13

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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 (1)

  • Joe Bishop in household of Jerome Bishop, "United States Census, 1910"

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