William Washington “Wash” Bishop

William Washington “Wash” Bishop

Birth
White County, Illinois, USA
Death 23 Apr 1933 (aged 62)
Norris City, White County, Illinois, USA
Burial Iron, White County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 149299991 · View Source
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W. W. Bishop Succumbs to short illness
Our people were inexpressibly shocked and saddened Saturday evening when the news went out that our townsman and neighbor W. W. Bishop, who was ill of pneumonia, could not live through the night. Mr Bishop had only been ill since late Tuesday night and while his condition was considered serious his family and friends were unprepared for the shock of his passing which occurred at three o'clock Sunday Morning.
Mr. Bishop was a good man, a kind, loving husband and father, a friendly helpful neighbor and a fine citizen. We know of no other better eulogy that this and that he loved his God sincerely.
Mr. Bishop spent most of his life on a farm east of Norris City and was recognized as a competent, industrious farmer. About six years ago he moved his family to Norris City. He had steady employment with H. B. Hill during his tenure of office as highway commissioner and L. A. Brockett had him allied with his force. His work was true to the type of his character, steady dependable and honest
The Street on which the home is located was lined with cars long before the brief service which was held Monday afternoon, prior to the regular funeral at Lick Creek Church. by Rev. W. J. Leslie and the funeral cortege proceeded to the Heralds Prairie church, where Rev. Leslie preached the funeral sermon. Music was furnished by a quartet composed by Mr. and Mrs. Ira Shain, Byron Hill and Frank Witters.
Pall bearers were Lawrence McIlvain, H. B. Hill, Verdi Johnson, E. M. Oliver, Radcliffe Roy, G. B. Greathouse.
The flowers were carried by Irene Johnson, Annabelle Roy, Hazel Green, Edna Mae Hill, Anna Bishop, Wilma Forrester, Gladys Greathouse, Rea McQuay and Georgie Kimbrell.
Among those who attended the funeral of W. W. Bishop here Monday from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pool, Johnston City; Mr and Mrs. Jesse Bishop, Mrs Eliza Duty, Thompsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Will Kendell, Marion; Mrs Mollie Shain and daughter Ada Bell and Frank McGehee, Carmi; Mrs. Clara Vineyard, Junction; Mrs. Herman Shain, Junction; Mrs Sally Beams, Mrs. Fred Summer, Mrs Polly Abney, Mrs Nancy Abney of Galatia.

OBITUARY
William Washington, son of Jesse and Elizabeth Bishop, was born near Carmi, Ill., June 3, 1870 and entered into eternal and peaceful rest April 23, 1933, being at the time of passing 62 years, 10 months and 20 days of age. His entire life has been spent in the county of his birth and the major portion of it in Norris City, Illinois and vicinity.
He was married April 16, 1891 to Sarah Pool, to which union eleven children have been born, namely Lena Austin, Eva Newman, Claud, Elton, Rola and Ellen Bishop of Norris City; Jesse Bishop of Thompsonville, Ill.; Bertha Pool of Marion, Ill.; and Elsie Mossberger of North Baltimore, Ohio, who with their mother survive; two sons, Elvis and Lawrence, having preceded their father in death. He is also survived by one brother, Thomas A. Bishop and one half brother, Edwin Spence, of Norris City, a large number of grand children and other more distant relatives.
He professed faith in Christ early in life and united with the Powell General Baptist church, of which he remained a member until he removed from the vicinity of said church, after which time he severed his membership therefrom and, while not uniting with any other church he remained a true and faithful Christian until his passing.
One of his chief delights was to sit in his own home, or the home of a friend or relative, and as an ordinary layman discuss the mysteries of God, His infinite wisdom, Omnipotent power, unlimited mercy and His boundless saving grace.
He disdained deceit and hated hypocrisy in business, politics or religion and his upright integrity and honest dealings with his fellow men were of he highest order, on every occasion; his word being his bond, no other security being required by those who knew him, for he never betrayed a friend nor proved false to a trust.
He was ready, upon all occasion to perform his part and do his full duty as a citizen, for the advancement of his community and the country at large.
To his friends, he was a friend in return in all that the word means and implies; the word "friend" is a treasure word in every language and dialect and the sacred relationship which it implies has been recognized throughout all history; Abraham is called in Holy writ, the friend of God and it is said of the Great Jewish law given to Moses that the Lord spake into him, face to face as a man speaket unto a friend; the apostle Paul considered the tie of friendship stronger than the tie of blood, for he declared that there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Christ, the Redeemer of the world, made friendship the supreme test of love, for he taught and proclaimed, "greater love hath no man than this, that he will lay down his life for his friends." No man was more loyal to his friend no man would stay with, stand by longer or defend quicker his friend with more true American courage and manhood, from the poison attacks of character assassins, than would Wash Bishop.
In his home life, he was excelled by none in faithfulness, fidelity and loving kindness to his family.. He was preeminently a kind, faithful and affectionate husband and father and we recall, with pride, his constant care of and devotion to his loving family, thus exemplifying the highest and noblest attribute of the human soul.


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  • Created by: Stephen Catlin
  • Added: 15 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149299991
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Washington “Wash” Bishop (3 Jun 1870–23 Apr 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149299991, citing Old Prairie Cemetery, Iron, White County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Catlin (contributor 48610748) .