|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1867|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1947|
Article in the Florida state organization of the Daughters of the American Revolution:
"Miss Mabel Bishop
"After organizing Ocklawaha Chapter, Miss Bishop served her Chapter four years as regent. She has been a most efficient and beloved State officer for many years, numbering among her offices that of State Librarian and State Treasurer, and we would call your attention to the fact that it was she who served as the organizing genius of the State Library which now has the distinction of being the best geneological library south of Richmond, Virginia. She indeed built our state library better than she knew." In 1930, "Mrs. Harry M. Bates presents a chair to the [D.A.R. headquarters in Washington, DC] library in honor of Miss Mabel Bishop, of Eustis, Florida."
Obituary, "Eustis News," October 16, 1947:
"Miss Mabel Bishop, Pioneer Resident, Dies After Illness
"Miss Mary Belle Bishop passed away October 8 in Waterman Memorial Hospital, after an illness of only a few days.
"Miss Mabel, as she was known by her many friends, was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, March 20, 1867. She was a daughter of Colonel William Bishop and Mary Lapsley Bishop.
"The Bishop family moved to Eustis in 1885 after the death of Miss Mabel's father, and opened the Bank of Eustis, 'Bishop Brothers Proprietors,' constructing the building now Brown's Hardware.
"She was a graduate of the Eustis Seminary, a member of its first class, spoken of by the surviving alumni, as the Marsh Seminary. She was Secretary of the Marsh Memorial Picnic, held in Eustis annually for the past thirty years, in Marsh Memorial Park, the ground for which was donated by Harry Ferran, also an alumnus.
"Miss Bishop was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and for many years pianist there. She was an organizing Regent of the Ocklawaha Chapter, DAR; Daughters of 1812; an Eastern Star; a member of the Eustis Woman's Club; and for a time city Librarian. For the past ten years she has operated an insurance business at No. 40 E. Magnolia Avenue. She is survived by four nieces and two nephews; Clayton Bishop and Miss Priscilla Bishop, with whom she had made her home for the past three years, of Eustis, and Misses Mary and Catherine Bishop and Mr. M. Whipple Bishop of Jacksonville and Mrs. Bertha Cate of Ashville, NC."
William Bishop (____ - 1885)
Mary Ann Lapsley Bishop (1828 - 1920)
Walter H. Bishop (1853 - 1938)*
Maury Erskine Bishop (1858 - 1931)*
N Clay Bishop (1864 - 1931)*
Mary Belle Bishop (1867 - 1947)
IN MEMORY OF MISS MARY BELLE BISHOP, ORGANIZING REGENT. PLACED BY OCKLAWAHA CHAPTER, D.A.R.
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Sep 02, 2009
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