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Amanda C. King Bishop
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Birth: Jun. 13, 1841
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov., 1931

Pioneer Woman Dies As Results Of Burns

Mrs. Amanda C. Bishop Passes Saturday at Peck

Mrs. Amanda C. Bishop, early day settler of the New Salem neighborhood southwest of Mulvane, and who resided for more than 30 years on what is now the Newt Abercrombie farm, but still known to the older residents as "the old Bishop farm," died at about 6 o'clock Saturday morning of last week, at her home in Peck.

Mrs. Bishop was past 90 years old and for the past few years had lived in Peck, where her granddaughter, Mrs. John Nelson, and Mr. Nelson and family lived with her and cared for her. She had been in feeble health for a time, and about 3 o'clock Saturday morning, November 7, she arose and attempted to make a fire. Pinned over her night dress she wore a cape, which caught on fire while she was working with the stove. She called to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson and got into her bed and covered herself with the bed coverings to smother out the flames. The flames were very quickly extinguished, but not before they had badly burned the aged woman about the left side of her body from her shoulder to her thigh and her arm and hand. The burns resulted in her death just a week and three hours later.

Amanda C. King, youngest daughter of Stephen and Ellen King, was born June 13, 1841 in Loyport City, Iowa, and was 90 years, five months and one day old at the time of her death. She ws married, in Iowa, to Elias Bishop, in 1862. Sixteen years later Mr. and Mrs. Bishop and their family moved from Iowa to Kansas, living first near Wichita, and Clearwater, then moving onto the farm three and a half miles southwest of Mulvane which was their home for so long. She was born and reared in the Lutheran church, and at the age of 80 years in 1921, she was baptized and became a member of the Church of Christ of Belle Plaine. To Mr. and Mrs. Bishop were born five children, three sons and two daughters. Four of these survive to mourn her passing. They are E.N. Bishop and S.O. Bishop of Belle Plaine, P.E. Bishop of Woodward, Okla., and Mrs. B.C. (Rose) Duvall of Pensacola, Fla. Also she is survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, in the Church of Christ at Belle Plaine, with Rev. L.C. Utley, pastor, officating. A quartet composed of Miss Zelma Zimmerman, Mrs. J Bryon Cain, L.C. Utley and Waverly Zimmerman, sang "Rock of Ages" "Nearer My God to Thee" and "The Old Rugged Cross". Pallbearers were Ernest and Erwin Bradley, Frank Martin, O.T. Dodew, Frank Speer and Tom Blankenship. Interment was made in the family plot in Derby Cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen King (1804 - 1880)
  Mary Ellen Etter King (____ - 1846)
 
 Spouse:
  Elias Bishop (1830 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  Elias Nelson Bishop (1862 - 1937)*
  Rose Bishop Duval (1873 - 1956)*
  Stephen Oliver Bishop (1877 - 1933)*
  Maude Anna Belle Bishop Shaffer (1880 - 1925)*
 
 Sibling:
  Amanda C. King Bishop (1841 - 1931)
  Sarah Emeline King Oppelt (1847 - 1919)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: No Headstone on this grave.
 
Burial:
El Paso Cemetery
Derby
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Addition 0, Block 11, Lot 19, Space 4
 
Maintained by: missbitty
Originally Created by: Del Huggins
Record added: May 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14360737
Amanda C. <i>King</i> Bishop
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Amanda C. <i>King</i> Bishop
Added by: Del Huggins
 
Amanda C. <i>King</i> Bishop
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