|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1891|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 1991|
Daughter of John Henry and Emmer (Talley) Buchanan. When Ethel was very young, her parents divorced and she lived with her paternal grandparents.
[Ethel had a big family: mother and step-father, father and step-mother, seventeen half-brothers and sisters, and five step-brothers and sisters. This very large family were all brothers and sisters to Ethel and she loved each and every one of them; but each family was completely separate. The Buchanan family never knew any of the Ruhl family, etc.
She lived most of her life on a farm, and grew up doing all the many things needing done. The cooking, cleaning, sewing, garden, canning, making soap, carrying water, washing in the old black iron pots, making quilts, working in the field, cutting wood, going in the wagon with horses, going to church-singings and the creek and riding horses, caring for cattle, hogs, chickens, etc., were just a way of life. A lot of hard work but lots of fun and togetherness, too. ---from a history written by her granddaughter, Jean Jenkins Breshears]
She married Ray Alfred Bishop on December 24, 1911. They had two children, Cleo Elma and Howard Eugene. Howard died as a young child.
Ethel was married again on March 27, 1937 to Arthur Vestal.
John Henry Buchanan (1864 - 1952)
Emmer E Talley Ruhl (1869 - 1962)
Ray Alfred Bishop (1885 - 1934)*
Cleo Elma Bishop Jenkins (1914 - 1992)*
Howard Eugene Bishop (1916 - 1917)*
Ethel Buchanan Bishop (1891 - 1991)
Pansy Buchanan Nichols (1898 - 1952)**
Fenton Ruhl (1903 - 1906)**
Alta Buchanan Ray (1903 - 1990)**
Golda Buchanan Hayes (1905 - 1985)**
Wiley T. Ruhl (1905 - 2004)**
Mary Ruhl Groce (1908 - 1996)**
Gilley Buchanan (1910 - 1978)**
Ruth Buchanan Gann (1911 - 1997)**
Fern Buchanan Bartling (1917 - 2005)**
Created by: Darlene Dubree
Record added: Jun 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92539792