Lula Bruce <I>Elder</I> Bishop

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Lula Bruce Elder Bishop

  • Birth 13 Nov 1879 Darvills, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 14 Jan 1953 Darvills, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Darvills, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 14132420

Lula Bruce Elder was the daughter of Hattie Thomas (Dyson) Elder (of Nottoway Co) and Charles Edward Elder(of Lunenburg Co). Hattie and Charles married in Nottoway and moved to Dinwiddie, Lula Bruce was their eldest child.

Lula, for her entire life, was called by her middle name "Bruce" (a family surname). She was the sister of Edward B Elder, Lottie I Elder, George F Elder, and Charles T Elder.

Lula Bruce married Edward Stokes Bishop on 4 Mar 1896 in Dinwiddie. They were the parents of: John Alfred Bishop, Lucy Thomas Bishop, Mary Gee Bishop, Gary Lee Bishop(born1904/died1905-twin of Mary), Roy Edward Bishop, Ashton Coles Bishop, George Cabell Bishop, Nellie Grey Bishop, Ruby Ray Bishop(born/died 1902), and Audrey Bruce Bishop.

When their eldest son, John, lost his wife in 1934 (to tuberculosis), Lula Bruce and Eddie took John's youngest two children to raise.

Tragedy struck again when, in January 1941, their son John lost his life (the result of an accident). Eddie died two months later (no doubt the strain of John's death contributed to this).

Lula Bruce died on 14 Jan 1953 in Dinwiddie (the 12th anniversay of her son's death, and the day before her husband's birthday).

Bruce left behind many loving children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to remember her sweet, kind, and loving manner, and to mourn her passing.


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  • Created by: A DePrisco Bishop
  • Added: 30 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14132420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lula Bruce Elder Bishop (13 Nov 1879–14 Jan 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14132420, citing Butterwood Cemetery, Darvills, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by A DePrisco Bishop (contributor 24972097) .