He came to Illinois with his parents when a young boy and spent his early life in Bureau county.
Mr. Bishop served three years in the Civil war and at the time of his discharge was Captain of Co. G, 64th Ill. On November 26, 1866, he was married to Edith Turner at Princeton, Ill. To this union was born two daughters, Mrs. Lincoln Scott, of Hampshire, Ill., and Lorrie, who departed this life when a young woman. His wife preceded him in death 6 years ago.
Fraternally Mr. Bishop was a member of Colfax Lodge A.F. and A.M. at Lowell, Chapter at Crown Point and Knight Templars at Hammond, also the G.A.R. at Lowell. The teachings of these orders was his religion.
His health has been failing for over three years and a few weeks ago he went to the home of his daughter to spend the winter. But he gradually failed, and the best medical care could not withhold the end.
Funeral services were held at the Scott home on Friday afternoon.
Beside his daughter he leaves four grand-children and two great grand-children. As far as is known Mr. Bishop is the last of a family of ten.
Rev. C.A. Brown held brief services Sunday afternoon at Creston. Burial at Creston cemetery, Undertaker William Sheets had charge of burial service. The Mason had charge of ritual service at the grave. The pall-bears were: Floyd Strickland, George Hoevet, Albert Foster, P.M. McNay, Earle Pulver and Harold Strickland.
Go to J.H. Bishop, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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