|Birth: ||Apr., 1873|
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 1900|
John was a son of William and Elisabeth Bishop. On September 12, 1893, in Greenfield, Dade county, Missouri, J. A. Bishop married Lula Holland. At the time of the marriage Lula already had a 5- or 6-year-old daughter named Odie.
John A. Bishop died a tragic death at age 27 as the result of a practical joke. The following story was obtaied from the Sept. 27, 1900, issue of the Ponca City Democrat newspaper.
Kangaroo Court.--As a result of a Kangaroo court, J. A. Bishop lost his life one day last week, from a wound received on the back of the head with a club. The killing occurred at the cattle ranch of W. F. Smith, in the Osage reservation. For some time past the boys at the ranch have been holding kangaroo court and making the victim treat or take a "licking." "Big Jack" Monroe acted as high sheriff for a long time and plied the lash to the victims. A change was made in that office and "Big Jack" was arrested, but he resisted the treatment which resulted in a bad feeling between himself and Bishop, finally winding up in Monroe killing Bishop by hitting him over the head with a club. The coroner's jury found Monroe guilty of murder in the first degree. He left soon after hitting Bishop, and the U. S. marshal is after him with a warrant. The funeral services of Mr. Bishop were held at the M. E. church Tuesday of this week, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. F. Hill, and the remains laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Lula A. Holland Hunt (1872 - 1950)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery
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