Dorothy Belle Bishop

2 May 1916–11 January 2009 (Age 92)
Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States

The Life of Dorothy Belle

When Dorothy Belle Bishop was born on 2 May 1916, in Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States, her father, Harvey Carl Bishop, was 23 and her mother, Anna Brown, was 22. She married Arie Johannes Van Teylingen on 8 August 1936, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Florida, La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1920. She died on 11 January 2009, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arie Johannes Van Teylingen
Dorothy Belle Bishop
Marriage: 8 August 1936
Ann Marie Van Teylingen

Spouse and Children

    Arie Johannes Van Teylingen



8 August 1936
Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States


    Ann Marie Van Teylingen


Parents and Siblings

    Harvey Carl Bishop





World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Buffalo Bill Dies in Denver

Age 1

"On Jan 10 1917, famous showman, William ""Buffalo Bill"" Cody dies, while visiting his sister in Denver, Colorado. The cause of death was kidney failure."

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Bishop in household of Roy French, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy B Bishop in household of Roy V French, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Vanteylingen Skinner Bishop, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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