Frederick James Bishop

29 June 1832–3 November 1891 (Age 59)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Frederick James

When Frederick James Bishop was born on 29 June 1832, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Bishop, was 31 and his mother, Ann Dennis, was 27. He married Elizabeth Spencer on 12 May 1851, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1854. He died on 3 November 1891, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Frederick James Bishop
Eliza Catherine Robinson
Marriage: 29 July 1859
John Robinson Bishop
Clara Ann Bishop
Edwin Samuel Bishop
Eliza Catherine Bishop
Mathew Robinson Bishop
Lois Jane Bishop
Anna Elizabeth Bishop
Amy Lillie May Bishop
Blanche Alberta Bishop
Minnie Louise Bishop
Sarah Jennet Bishop
Frederick James Bishop Jr.

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    29 July 1859Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 1
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 16
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.

    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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    Bishop Family Pioneers from England

    Our Bishop Family Pioneer Relatives from England Arriving in the Great Salt Lake Valley September 15, 1861 In Captain Ira Eldridge’s Company Fredrick James and Eliza Catherine (Robinson) Bishop Lois …

    Sources (35)

    • Fredk. Bishop in entry for John Bishop, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
    • Fred Bishop in household of James Randle, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Frederick James Bishop in entry for Sarah Jennet Bishop Greenwood, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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