John Bishop

26 June 1914–October 1985 (Age 71)
Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John

When John Bishop was born on 26 June 1914, in Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Bruce Bishop, was 40 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Lennox, was 30. He married Marie Ellen Bullington on 9 November 1949, in Steuben, Indiana, United States. He lived in Taylor, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1998. He died in October 1985, in Florida, United States, at the age of 71.

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John Bishop
Marie Ellen Bullington
Marriage: 9 November 1949

Spouse and Children

9 November 1949
Steuben, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Bruce Bishop


    Mary Elizabeth Lennox




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • John Bishop, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • John Bishop, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • John Bishop, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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