Ferdinand P Bishop

25 November 1835–25 February 1907 (Age 71)
Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Ferdinand P

When Ferdinand P Bishop was born on 25 November 1835, in Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Oliver Bishop, was 42 and his mother, Hannah Morris, was 40. He married Mary E. Bliss on 7 March 1858, in Hume, Allegany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1865 and Fillmore, Hume, Allegany, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 25 February 1907, in Hume, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fillmore, Hume, Allegany, New York, United States.

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Ferdinand P Bishop
Mary E. Bliss
Marriage: 7 March 1858
Ida Mae Bishop
Clara Ellen Bishop
Frederick Burtell Bishop

Spouse and Children

7 March 1858
Hume, Allegany, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Hannah Morris




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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

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.

Age 11

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

Age 28

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)

  • Ferdinand Bishop in household of Eleazar Bliss, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ferdinand Bishop, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ferdinand P Bishop, "New York State Census, 1905"

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