Arthur John Bishop

Brief Life History of Arthur John

When Arthur John Bishop was born on 19 May 1878, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Bishop, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Agnes Stone, was 19. He married Ella Edwina Rich on 22 June 1904, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Gloucester South Hamlet, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 19 November 1963, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Arthur John Bishop
Ella Edwina Rich
Marriage: 22 June 1904
Arthur R Bishop
Elva Fern Bishop
Lynn Rich Bishop
Marion Ella Bishop

Sources (84)

  • Arthur John Bishop, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Arthur John Bishop, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Arthur J. Bishop, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1896 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

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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Arthur John Bishop was the son of John Bishop, a baker, and Mary Ann Agnes Stone. He was born 19 May,1878 in Cheltenham, Gloucester, England. His grandparents were James Bishop and Sarah Stanley on hi …

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