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John Nelson Bishop
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1885
Tama County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1973
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA

JOHN NELSON BISHOP, the fourth son of Charles Albert Bishop and Margaret (Watt) Bishop was born on 15 Jan 1885 in Crystal Twp, Tama, Iowa. On January 31, 1906 in Marshalltown Iowa he married Miss Annabelle Bartley, daughter of John Salmon Bartley and Isabelle A. (Shettel) Bartley.

On November 15, 1907, John filed a cash land patent (Document No. 18583) for a total of 160 acres of land located at meridan 05, Township 096 N, Range 067 W, Section 035 in Gregory County, South Dakota. On June 30, 1906 his brother Joseph had filed a similar patent and convinced John to try homesteading in South Dakota. For several years John and Annabelle lived in a sod house.

In 1932 John and Annabelle moved to a farm located 1 mile West and 2 miles South of Rowley, Buchanan County, Iowa. Although John completed only up to the fifth grade, he recognized the importance of education. He served on the Rowley School Board from 1933 to 1948 and encouraged Helen, Dorothy, Marian and Maxine to become school teachers. He was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church located at 212 Park Avenue, Rowley, Iowa 52329.

Grandpa Bishop's Table Grace:

We are again thankful, Kind Father, for this another manifestation of Thy Goodness towards Us. We ask You to bless this food for its intended use and Us to Thy Service. These favors We ask through Christ's Name,


(Cedar Rapids Gazette?)
John N. Bishop, 88 of 114 Seventeenth street SW, a retired farmer from the Rowley area, died Saturday following a long illness.

Born in Tama county, Jan. 15, 1885 he was married to Annabelle Bartley in Marshalltown, Jan. 31, 1906. He was a member of the Olivet Presbyterian Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Harold R. Bishop, Waterloo; four daughters, Dorothy Bishop, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Thomas Lewis, Shellsburg; Mrs. Chester Melick, Waterloo, and Mrs. David Ford, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Robert Bishop, Sarasota, Fla.

Services: Olivet Presbyterian church at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Graveside services and burial will be in Rowley cemetery at 2:45 p.m. Friends may call at Turner chapel west until 9 p.m. Sunday and at the church Monday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The casket will not be opened following the service. Friends may, if they wish, contribute to the memorial fund of Olivet Presbyterian church. 
Family links: 
  Charles Albert Bishop (1852 - 1921)
  Margaret Watt Bishop (1852 - 1945)
  Annabelle Bartley Bishop (1881 - 1983)
  Harold Russell Bishop (1907 - 1984)*
  Grace Isabella Bishop Arnold (1909 - 1937)*
  Mildred Ruth Bishop (1911 - 1914)*
  Margaret Helen Bishop Lewis (1914 - 2001)*
  Dorothy Marie Bishop (1916 - 2014)*
  Edna Marian Bishop Melick (1918 - 2000)*
  Nancy Maxine Bishop Ford (1925 - 2016)*
  Frank R. Bishop (1877 - 1912)*
  Arthur Alan Bishop (1880 - 1955)*
  Joseph L. Bishop (1883 - 1915)*
  John Nelson Bishop (1885 - 1973)
  Robert Harvey Bishop (1889 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Rowley Cemetery
Buchanan County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Alan Ford
Record added: Jan 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32686023
John Nelson Bishop
Added by: Alan Ford
John Nelson Bishop
Added by: Alan Ford
John Nelson Bishop
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Rest in Peace John.
- Clifford Laureno
 Added: Jun. 6, 2009

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