Harry P Ross Bischoff

18 January 1927–29 April 2008 (Age 81)
The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Harry P Ross

When Harry P Ross Bischoff was born on 18 January 1927, in The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States, his father, Harry Peter Bischoff, was 31 and his mother, Isabella Hazel Brasslin, was 31. He married Joyce D Farmer on 14 September 1951, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States. He lived in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1930. His occupation is listed as home builder in Pierce, Washington, United States. He died on 29 April 2008, in Lakebay, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lakebay, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Harry P Ross Bischoff
Joyce D Farmer
Marriage: 14 September 1951

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World Events (8)

Age 2
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.
1940 · Galloping Gertie
Age 13
Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1949 · NATO is Established
Age 22
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German bischof, Middle Low German bischop ‘bishop’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with a pompous manner or as a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a bishop. See also Bishop .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (12)

  • Ross H Bishoff in household of Margaret Beaselyn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ross H Bischoff in household of Harry P Bischoff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ross Bischoff in entry for Robert William Bischoff, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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