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Curtis Kent Bishop
Birth: Nov. 10, 1912
Death: Mar. 17, 1967

Author. He was a widely recognized writer penning books about sports and life in the old west. Born in Bolivar, Tennessee he moved to Texas as a boy where at the age of sixteen he began his professional writing career working for an Austin newspaper. During World War II he worked for the Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service in Latin America and in the Pacific. After the war he became a popluar author with six of his books being made into movies. Some of his more popular books were "Dribble Up", "The First Texas Ranger: Jack Hayes", "Half-Time Hero" and "Lots of Land" (Co-authored with James Bascom Giles). His book written with Giles led to him being employed with the Genral Land Office of Texas. He was hired toto explore their archives to help with legal battles they were facing. He worked their for over thirteen years. At the time of his death he worked in office's public relations department. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  David Everett Bishop (1873 - 1948)
  Annie Elizabeth Cornelius Bishop (1880 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Grace Eyres Bishop Huie (1915 - 1996)
 
 Siblings:
  Cornelius E Bishop (1905 - 1983)*
  Alice Graham McGeath (1910 - 1988)*
  Curtis Kent Bishop (1912 - 1967)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Austin Memorial Park Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bigwoo
Record added: Dec 30, 2005
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Curtis Kent Bishop
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Curtis Kent Bishop
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Curtis Kent Bishop
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Happy November birthday!
- turkey
 Added: Nov. 10, 2015
I grew up a block from this cemetery and played with the caretakers children. Bishop's The First Ranger was the second ranger book I read at Highland Park Elementary. Now, I'm researching Texas rangers with Mike Cox. Who knew?
- Tejas
 Added: Nov. 7, 2015

- Bling Blinky of Texas
 Added: Feb. 27, 2015
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