John William Bishop

29 January 1909–27 July 1994 (Age 85)
Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska, United States

The Life of John William

John William Bishop was born on 29 January 1909, in Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska, United States. He married Martha May Pierce on 24 March 1937, in Fort Morgan, Morgan, Colorado, United States. He lived in Logan, Colorado, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 6 Antelope Springs, Morgan, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 27 July 1994, in Snyder, Morgan, Colorado, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Sterling, Logan, Colorado, United States.

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John William Bishop
Martha May Pierce
Marriage: 24 March 1937

Spouse and Children

24 March 1937
Fort Morgan, Morgan, Colorado, United States

World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

Age 5

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.

Age 23

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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 W Bishop, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John William Bishop, "Colorado, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • John W Bishop, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"

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