William Patrick Bishop

Male5 January 1914–29 September 2000

Brief Life History of William Patrick

William Patrick Bishop was born on 5 January 1914, in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. He married Eileen Thelma Shaver about 1937, in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. He died on 29 September 2000, in Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 86.

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William Patrick Bishop
1914–2000
Eileen Thelma Shaver
1917–1970
Marriage: about 1937

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  • Marriage
    about 1937Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada
  • World Events (6)

    1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

    Age 20

    Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

    1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

    Age 29

    George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

    1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

    Age 41

    From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

    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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