|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1845|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1927|
Cape Girardeau County
Southeast Missourian Jul 12, 1927 (partial)
Monday's Missourian contained a short recital of the tragic death of William A. Bishop, whose long and useful life was ended by an accident, Sunday evening, when his neck was broken in a fall from the porch of his home. He was seated on a chair which he had tilted backwards against one of the supports of the porch roof. A defrayed board in the floor of the porch gave way, and in the crash Mr. Bishop was thrown heavily to the ground several feet below. He died a few hours later without regaining consciousness.
With his death was removed from this section one of the most remarkable characters in the county. Born in Tennessee March 2, 1845, his parents brought him over into Arkansas while he was a small child. Later, both parents having died, he moved to Illinois, and still later came to this county, about 1885. Following farming as his vocation, he was also an ordained minister of the Baptist church, having been licensed in Illinois, before coming to Missouri.
On February 9, 1888 he was married to Miss Dora Bell Ackman, a Cape Girardeau county girl, who survives him together with nine children: James Sylvester Bishop of Grand Tower, Ill., William R. Bishop of Bell City, Mo.; Mrs. Minnie Beyerbach of McClure, Ill.; Albert Bishop of Grafton, Neb.; Clarence Bishop of Cape Girardeau, Mrs. Esther Childs of St. Louis, Archie Bishop, Miss Lilly and Lola Bishop at home. There are also 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed today, as two of the children had not arrived here.
Fired by patriotism and love for his country, William Anderson Bishop enlisted during the war of the rebellion, on June 1, 1884, in Co. C, Second Regiment of Arkansas Cavalry. His company was in command of Capt. William F. Orr, and took a part on many major battles and engagements. On August 20, 1865, he was mustered out and honorably discharged at Memphis. He maintained his military bearing and martial appearance till the last, never becoming stooped or bent by the weight of years. He was remarkable well preserved, and only last week made a trip to Illinois to visit his children, returning on the day before end.
Dora Belle Ackman Bishop (1874 - 1962)
Minnie E. Bishop Walker (1890 - 1977)*
Bertha Ann Bishop (1891 - 1893)*
Clarence Alvin Bishop (1896 - 1943)*
Archie Lee Bishop (1902 - 1970)*
Lillie Dell Bishop McClard (1910 - 1988)*
New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
Cape Girardeau County
Created by: marty
Record added: Jun 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71019088
Added: Jun. 8, 2011