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Eliza Honey Bishop
Birth: Jun. 18, 1920
Houston County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 2009
Houston County
Texas, USA

ELIZA BISHOP, b. 18 Jun 1920 Crockett, Houston County, Texas; d. Dec. 12, 2009 Crockett, Houston County, Texas.

Eliza was the daughter of:
WILLIAM PENN BISHOP, born 27 Nov 1885 in Denson Springs, Houston Co., TX, and died 02 Dec 1959; and CAREY ANN LEGORY, daughter of AUGUSTUS LEGORY and ELIZA WORTHAM. She was born 06 Oct 1887, and died 17 Aug 1950.

The Bishop's Friday-born child (the two brothers arrived on Monday and are 'fair of face') was reared to be 'loving and giving' and to take care of something--be it playthings, pets, family possessions, parents, people--responsibility came to her soon. Her parents provided her with books and encouraged her to read and to write; to inquire, explore and learn from and about the natural world around the fireside. She graduated from Crockett High School, Mary Hardin-Baylor College and had additional special courses at University of Indiana and Ohio State. Involved in new work since high school, she had some 45 years of printed communications through central, east and Houston area news media. Her vita would include employment by both City of Crockett and County of Houston plus growing up in a drug store and 15 years direct medical work through a tri-county health unit and a medical doctor specialist. She is past president of Texas Press Women, Inc., and held lifetime memberships in both Texas and National Federation of Press Women Inc. She was also a member of Women in Communications, Inc. She was Houston County Historical Commission Chairman for many years and was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and Daughters of Republic of Texas.

W.P. and Carey Bishop, their two sons, Grandpa LeGory, Uncles Gus and Lip with new bride, the former Ella Temple, welcomed a baby girl. Named for two grandmothers, Eliza answered the billboard in the front yard: "Wanted at Bishop's -- A GIRL".

Brothers of Eliza Bishop were:

1. WILLIAM LEGORY BISHOP, b. 24 Jul 1910; d. 20 May 1980. William LeGory "W.L." followed his father professionally -- pharmacist, and fraternally -- in Masonry. He was associated with his father, brother and sister in Bishop's Drug Store prior to WWII. He saw active service as a technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Medics, C.B.I. theater. After 1945, his residence was Denver, Colorado, where he was a pharmacist for 33 years. He later returned to Texas and rejoined his sister in Crockett. A graduate of Crockett High School, he attended Austin College, Sherman, Texas A&M University and completed Capitol College of Pharmacy, Denver.

W.L. Bishop wa a 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner of El Jebel Temple, member of V.F.W., American Legion and Sons of the Republic of Texas.

Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX

2. JOHN VAUGHAN BISHOP, b. 15 Nov 1911; d. 30 Jan 1988
John Vaughan began life as Lipscomb Vaughan, making the change with residence in 1946. A lover of outdoors, he and his sister shared joy of home tasks in raising vegetables, fruits, pecans on the family acreage along with tending cows, pigs and rabbits, chickens, geese, ducks, pigeons, pheasants, quail. He and his brother enjoyed hunting and fishing and Vaughan remained an avid fisherman. Active in sports especially baseball and football in high school, which he finished at Crockett, he attended Texas A&M University and became associated with the Veterinary College at the University when he moved to Bryan in 1946. He was technician pharmacist at the TAMU Veterinary hospital when he retired in 1978.

Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX

Family links: 
  William Penn Bishop (1885 - 1959)
  Carey Ann LeGory Bishop (1887 - 1950)
  William LeGory Bishop (1910 - 1980)*
  John Vaughan Bishop (1911 - 1988)*
  Eliza Honey Bishop (1920 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
d/o W. P. & C. A.
Note: Information added by the Houston County Historical Commission, Crockett, Texas
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Carol Hoch
Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
Record added: Mar 27, 2010
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When I die and leave you here a while, Be not like others, sore undone, who keep Long virgil by the silent dust and weep, For my sake turn again to life and smile, Nerving thy heart to do which will comfort other souls than thine; Complete these dear unfi...(Read more)
- Carol Hoch
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You will always be remembered by Historical Buffs and Family Researchers of my Trinity County as well as Houston County and many more in Texas for all the hard work of you preserving history in our area. Rest in peace dear lady.
- Mary Abshier
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013

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