Robert Allen Bishop

22 April 1928–30 November 2003 (Age 75)
Cromwell, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Robert Allen

When Robert Allen Bishop was born on 22 April 1928, in Cromwell, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Donald W Bishop, was 34 and his mother, Bertha Helen Borders, was 36. He married Betty Lee on 29 June 1950. He lived in Hulbert, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States for about 2 years and Peggs, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States in 2001. He died on 30 November 2003, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States.

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Robert Allen Bishop
Betty Lee
Marriage: 29 June 1950

Spouse and Children

29 June 1950
, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Donald W Bishop


    Bertha Helen Borders




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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 13

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Robert A Bishop in household of Donald W Bishop, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert A Bishop in household of Donnel W Bishop, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert A Bishop, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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