James Napoleon Bishop

March 1870–
Illinois, United States

The Life of James Napoleon

When James Napoleon Bishop was born in March 1870, in Illinois, United States, his father, Jeremiah Bishop, was 25 and his mother, Laura Jane Beasley, was 22. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Adaline Bishop. He lived in Raleigh, Saline, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

James Napoleon Bishop
1870–
Adaline Bishop
1874–
Ray Bishop
1893–
Fay Bishop
1896–
Clifford Bishop
1899–1978
Revere Bishop
1907–
Sarah Blanche Bishop
1909–1991

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Ray Bishop

    Male1893–Male

    Fay Bishop

    Female1896–Female

    Male1899–1978Male

    Revere Bishop

    Male1907–Male

    Female1909–1991Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1871

Age 1

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • James M Bishop in household of Jerry Bishop, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James N Bishop, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Bishop, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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