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Elder Walter Green Bishop
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1887
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1975
Potter County
Texas, USA

Short Sketch of Walter G. Bishop's Life from an undated Primitive Baptist publication:

"I was born July 12, 1887 in Chambers County, Alabama. I moved to Texas in 1904. I was married to Miss Annie *Ginberry June 9, 1907 and lived around Killeen until 1925. I joined the Primitive Baptist Church July, 1912 in Pearl, Texas. I was baptized by Elder W. Y. Norman. I moved my membership to Bethel Primitive Baptist Church at Killeen, Texas.
When I joined the church, I thought my troubles were over, but soon after I found myself in trouble. While in the field at work thinking of the Lord and his goodness to poor lost and ruined sinners, I had an impression to go cry unto Jerusalem. How could I so poor and unlearned, go before so great a people as the old Baptists; I couldn't tell them anything they didn't know, but the impression to cry grew stronger. And cry I did, but my troubles grew worse until I promised the Lord if he would cause my Pastor to call me and request me to take part with him, I would do the best I could. At our next meeting he did just what I requested and I have been doing the best I could since that time.
Those that were in my ordination are as follows: Floyd Griffin, Lee Griffin, Ira Hollis, M. M. Moran. Deacons R. S. King, P. M. Downey, J. T. Gray, H. H. Rogers, Lon Cook, Emmet Cook. This was by the authority of the Primitive Baptist Church of Memphis, Texas, July 20, 1947."

*NOTE: Maiden name of wife appears to be a misprint in this article. Correct name should be Lindsey.
Texas Death Certificate Info:

Walter G. Bishop
Born July 12, 1887 LaFayette, Alabama
Parents, Benjamin Henry Bishop and Susan Belcher
He is shown as a Minister.
He died: September 6, 1975 in Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas of Congestive Heart Failure, Asthma and an enlarged heart.
His informant was his daughter: Mrs. Irma Sharp.
He is shown as married but his wife is not named.
He was buried in the Llano Cemtery, Amarillo, Randall, Texas (sic) on Sept. 9, 1975
His last address was shown as: 200 N. Louisiana, Amarillo, Texas.

Interment: September 9, 1975

Name: Walter G. Bishop
Death date: 06 Sep 1975
Death place: Amarillo, Potter, Texas
Gender: Male
Age at death: 88 years
Estimated birth year: 1887
Father name: Benjamin Henry Bishop
Mother name: Susan Belcher
Burial place: Amarillo, Randall, Texas
Burial date: 09 Sep 1975
Film number: 2243832
Digital GS number: 4167881
Image number: 3287
Reference number: 3325
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
1910 Coryell County (Prec. 8), TX Census:


Walter G. Bishop 22M Farmer Born AL
Annie Bishop 18F Wife Born TX (Married 3 years. Mother of 2 children; 2 living)
Alfred Bishop 2M Son Born TX
Lilian Bishop 6/12F Daughter Born TX
1920 Bell County, (Prec. 7) TX Census:


Walter G. Bishop 33M Farmer Born AL
Annie Bishop 31F Keeping House Born TX
Alfred Bishop 11M Son Farm Laborer Born TX
Lillian Bishop 9F Daughter Farm Laborer Born TX
Lois Bishop 7F Daughter Farm Laborer Born TX
Geneva Bishop 5F Daughter Born TX
Anilee Bishop 2 1/12F Daughter Born TX
1930 Coryell County, (Copperas Cove) TX Census:


Walter G. Bishop 42M Plumber-Plumbing Shop Born AL
Annie H Bishop 39F Wife Born TX
Alfred Bishop 22M Son Truck Driver Born TX
Lois Bishop 18F Daughter Born TX
Geneva Bishop 15F Daughter Born TX
Anlee Bishop 13F Daughter Born TX
Ermaruth Bishop 10F Daughter Born TX
Alvin A. Bishop 7M Son Born TX
W. T. Bishop 4 6/12M Son Born TX
Royal J. Bishop 2 6/12M Son Born TX
1940 Hockley County, (Prec. 4) TX Census:


Walter G. Bishop 52M Farmer Born AL
Annie Bishop 49F Wife Keeping House Born TX
Alvin Bishop 17M Son Born TX
W. T. Bishop 15M Son Born TX
Royal Jr. Bishop 12M Son Born TX
Lulamay Bishop 9F Daughter Born TX
James H. Bishop 3M Son Born TX
Family links: 
  Benjamin Henry Bishop (1850 - 1929)
  Susan Elizabeth Belcher Bishop (1849 - 1936)
  Annie Ardel Lindsey Bishop (1890 - 1981)
  Irma Ruth Bishop Sharp (1920 - 1999)*
  Alvin A. Bishop (1923 - 1991)*
  Walter T Bishop (1925 - 1992)*
  Royal Junior Bishop (1927 - 1973)*
  Augusta Matilda Bishop Carlisle (1872 - 1965)*
  John Thomas Bishop (1873 - 1956)*
  Clarence William Bishop (1875 - 1947)*
  Murlittie Alzadie Bishop Sims (1876 - 1969)*
  Laura Alma Bishop Fant (1878 - 1932)*
  George Henry Bishop (1879 - 1925)*
  Minnie Lee Bishop Pool (1881 - 1972)*
  Barnie Vinson Bishop (1883 - 1884)*
  Albert Clinton Bishop (1885 - 1944)*
  Walter Green Bishop (1887 - 1975)
  Carrie E. Bishop Polk (1889 - 1981)*
  Ewell Jett Bishop (1891 - 1963)*
  Royal Bishop (1893 - 1961)*
  Eddie Bishop (1898 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Llano Cemetery
Randall County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 2A Lot 637 Space 1
Maintained by: Churchwell
Originally Created by: Walter Dunn
Record added: Apr 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18833334
Elder Walter Green Bishop
Added by: Churchwell
Elder Walter Green Bishop
Added by: Nancy Abraham
Elder Walter Green Bishop
Added by: Churchwell
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- Churchwell
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014

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