William Fletcher Bishop Sr.

26 August 1916–22 April 1979 (Age 62)
South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William Fletcher

When William Fletcher Bishop Sr. was born on 26 August 1916, in South Carolina, United States, his father, George Jacob Bishop Sr., was 53 and his mother, Laura Carter Bishop, was 40. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Harriette Elizabeth Ashley. He lived in Peeples, Hampton, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Chester, Chester, South Carolina, United States for about 7 years. He died on 22 April 1979, at the age of 62, and was buried in Chester Memorial Gardens, Chester, Chester, South Carolina, United States.

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William Fletcher Bishop Sr.
Harriette Elizabeth Ashley
Rev. Dr. William Fletcher Bishop Jr.
Barbara Ann Bishop

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World Events (8)

Age 1
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War
Age 1
Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 19
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bissop, 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 word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them a supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on Saint Nicholas's Feast Day. In some instances the surname is from the rare Middle English (Old English) personal name Biscop ‘bishop’. As an Irish surname it is adopted for Mac Giolla Easpaig, meaning ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ). In North America, this surname has absorbed, by assimilation and translation, at least some of continental European cognates, e.g. German Bischoff , Polish, Rusyn, Czech, and Slovak Biskup , Slovenian Škof (see Skoff ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (10)

  • Fletcher Bishop in household of George Bishop, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fletcher Bishop in household of G Jacob Bishop, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Fletcher Bishop Sr in entry for Mrs Harriette Elizabeth Ashley Bishop, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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