|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1826|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 1907|
Rock Island County
Samuel Bishop was born 3 Dec. 1826 in Clark Co. OH. He died 20 Jul. 1907 in Molina IL and is buried in Bishop Cemetery, Downs, McLean Co. IL. Samuel Bishop attended Hamilton College in NY where he studied for the ministry. He preached for a year or two, but left the pulpit and began the study of medicine at a homeopathic institution in St. Louis. He married (1st) Ann Elizabeth Baker of Greenville NY on 21 Aug. 1861. She died 1 Aug. 1871 in Moline IL where her husband was then engaged in the practice of medicine. They had two children:
a. Homer E. Bishop, born 12 May 1863; died 1947. He was an electrician, manager of the telephone exchange at Ottumwa IA, and later was a mail carrier. He married Martha Argenbright 21 May 1889 in Bloomington, McLean Co. IL. She died in 1938. Homer and Martha had one child, a daughter named Jessie I. Bishop, born Oct. 1897. She was a school teacher.
b. Frank W. Bishop, born 5 May 1868; died 10 Mar. 1910 at the age of 41 years, 10 months, and 5 days; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Bloomington Township, Muscatine Co. IA. He was a distinguished member of the Iowa Militia rising to the rank of Col. He served in Co. C of the 50th Regiment of Iowa Infantry and the 54th Iowa Regiment during the Spanish American War. He was an electrician and manager of the telephone exchange at Muscatine, IA. He married Mary Milstead and had two children who lived to adulthood:
i. Eda M. Bishop, born circa 1901 in IA.
ii. Frank C. Bishop, born circa 1901 in IA. He married Mary Esther Browning.
Samuel Bishop married (2nd) Electra E. Merritt (b. Aug. 1855; d. May 1898) of Tiskilwa IL in Chicago 23 May 1877. She is buried in Seneca Falls, Seneca Co. NY. No children were born to this marriage.
Dr. Samuel Bishop was the author of the book, Bishop and Lake Families, published in Bloomington, IL, in 1898, which traces the descendents of John Bishop II born in 1739 in Delaware Co. PA and John Lake and Susan Savall.
The History of McLean County Illinois, Chicago: Wm. Lebaron Jr. and Company, 1879, p. 766
S. BISHOP, A. M., M. D., Bloomington; another of the physicians of Bloomington of more than ordinary ability," is S. Bishop, A. M., M. D. He is a native of Clark County, Ohio, and was born December 3, 1826. During his early life, he had but little opportunity of attending school, or in other ways procuring an education. Leaving his home at the age of 21, his first move was to go to Chicago, where he began working and attending school. This he followed until 1858,
when he became a literary graduate at Madison University, N. Y., and, from the Theological Department of the same institution, he again graduated in the year 1860. Some seven years after this, he began the study of medicine, and attended lectures at the Homoeopathic Medical College, of Missouri, and at the St. Louis College of Homoeopathic Physicians and Surgeons, at which last college he became a graduate of the science of medicine, in 1870. He practiced a short time during 1869-70, in St. Louis, and, in 1870, he went to Moline, 111., where he located and practiced about five and a half years. In the fall of 1875, he came to Bloomington, where he has since resided and practiced his profession. He is a member of the McLean County Homoeopathic Medical Society, and also of the Illinois State Homoeopathic Medical Association. He contributes now and then to medical journals, and continues to be an enthusiastic student of medicine, and is a firm believer in the homoeopathic law of cure.
William Bishop (1794 - 1855)
Margaret Lake Bishop (1803 - 1891)
Homer E Bishop (1863 - 1921)*
Frank W Bishop (1868 - 1910)*
Harvey Bishop (1821 - 1897)*
Henry Clay Bishop (1824 - 1908)*
Samuel Bishop (1826 - 1907)
George A Bishop (1828 - 1914)*
Mary Bishop (1834 - 1835)*
Susan Bishop Rayburn (1836 - 1913)*
William H. Bishop (1840 - 1929)*
Sarah S Bishop Ayers (1843 - 1932)*
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Originally Created by: Tony Cannon
Record added: Mar 13, 2005
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