|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1842|
New Haven County
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1885|
Caroline M. Bishop Chilton Times January 24, 1885
At 1 o'clock on the morning of the 16th inst., Caroline M. wife of Wm. R. Bishop, passed from life, at her home in Sherwood. The disease was of the liver which produced dropsy and caused her death after eight weeks of illness. The deceased was the eldest child of Orrin and Betsey Mansfield and would have been 43 years of age next April 17th. She has always been remarkable for her good health and cheerful disposition, and although the mother of ten children, seven of which are now living, she had the appearance of a much younger person.
The burial took place on Saturday afternoon and another grave is added to the little grave yard on the old homestead of her parents. At her request there was no sermon preached; but the many friends and relatives whose tears fell upon the casket inscribed "Our Mother," paid deeper tributes of thoughts and words to the bereaved family, and to her who slept so quietly, clasping a waxen lily, made by the ever willing hands of daughter Alice, than could have been otherwise expressed.
While in health she had once requested the song, "Living on borrowed time" the words and music of which were composed by her sister, should be sung at her funeral, should she be first to go, and this request, was complied with.
Everything that love and kindness could suggest had been done to restore health, and every request was carried out to the last.
Among the friends who came to pay last tribute were Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Millar, G. D.Coe, and Lyman Allen and his daughters, Sarah and Herma, of Stockbridge.
There are many friends far and near who will long remember the social gatherings so often held at the "Valley home" of the Bishop family, and the moving spirit that has gone forever from out midst.
"When the tired heart's at rest
And the family circle broken
Let the friends who knew us best
Speak the only words, then spoken."
Research by Rose Mohnsam
Orrin Mansfield (1812 - 1895)
Betsy Abigail Bishop Mansfield (1821 - 1893)
William Riley Bishop (1835 - 1915)*
Alice E Bishop (1863 - 1951)*
Emerie L Bishop (1864 - 1949)*
Franklin J Mansfield (____ - 1861)*
Caroline Betsey Mansfield Bishop (1842 - 1885)
Louise H. Mansfield Pratt (1845 - 1898)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: David Richardson
Originally Created by: Runner Mary
Record added: May 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70350763