Sarah Louise <I>Pool</I> Bishop

Sarah Louise Pool Bishop

Birth
McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois, USA
Death 17 May 1946 (aged 74)
Eldorado, Saline County, Illinois, USA
Burial Iron, White County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 149300081 · View Source
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Sarah L. Bishop, daughter of William and Ellen Oliver Pool, was born near McLeansboro, IL, May 13, 1872 and passed away at the Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, IL, Friday evening, May 17, 1946 at the age of 74 years and 4 days. Her tragic death came as a result of injuries received from the tornado which visited this community Friday evening May 17, 1946.
Mrs. Bishop, at a very tender age, was denied the loving care and guiding counsel of her father who passed away when she was a small child, after which her mother, with the children, returned to this community where she grew to womanhood and spent her entire life.
Before her marriage she was employed in different homes in this community doing domestic work to help her widowed mother maintain and support the home.
She was united in marriage April 16, 1891 to W. W. Bishop who preceded her in death April 23, 1933.
Mrs. Bishop was the mother of eleven children. Three sons and one daughter have preceded her in death. They were Jesse, Elvis, Lawrence and Mrs. Lewman Austin. She leaves to mourn the loss of a loving and devoted mother, four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Poole, Mrs. Eva Newman, Mrs. Ellen Harlow of Norris City, Mrs. Elsie Mossberger of Garrett, IN and three sons Claude, Rolla, and Elton of Norris City.
Besides the seven children, she also leaves surviving her a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Shad of Carmi and Mrs. Clara Grigg of Shawneetown, one brother, William E. Poole of Chaldress Texas. One sister Mrs. Hulda Garrison, preceded her in death, two half brothers survive her, Ernie McGhee, of Carmi in whose home she frequently visited.
She professed faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Powell General Baptist Church, and for three score years and more she has been an upright loyal christian not only by precept and exhortation but by the high and shining example of her exemplary life as she lived it from day to day until her passing. Her sublime faith and unfaltering trust of the fundamental truth of a glorious life beyond the grave convinced her family, friends, and associates that her way of life was the right way.
She was a very quiet, unassuming and unpretentious nature. Deceit, hypocrisy, pretense, malice and selfishness were foreign to her nature and had no place in her beautiful life.
She was very fond of her home and enjoyed the full membership thereof. She was a gentle and kind neighbor, always ready to make a personal sacrifice on her part to help a friend and neighbor in distress. Love, charity, compassion and tolerance were her commendable virtues and seemed to flood her soul. She was a true mother, meeting adversity bravely, ever working and planning for the good of her children, who have sustained an irreparable loss that cannot be replaced. During their school age she was alert ever sacrificing like the Spartan mothers of old to give them every opportunity for advancement which her means and effort could provide.
The influence of her beautiful life lives on in the heritage of fine example and wise precepts left to her sons and daughters. The principles of their lives are firmly established but in twilight reflections they will recall the firm guiding hand of their beloved mother, her admonitions and words of praise, her loving presence and sweet voice raised in song or quiet laughter. Hallowed memories recall the beautiful thought that heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter. The beauty and strength of her character radiated beyond the confines of the home and made an impression for good among her friends and associates. They have expressed sincere regret at her passing and summed up impressions of a lifetime in the simple words, "She was a fine, good woman." No doubt, there are today many people who desire to express the feeling of an invisible throng by giving a tribute to the memory of one of the best friends and strongest characters that they have ever known but cannot be done. You cannot write a life, you have to live it and that is the final answer. Mrs Bishop lived it.
As we meditate upon this beautiful life at service and sacrifice for her family, her friends, and her community, the words of the poet seem to me very appropriate for the closing tribute to this feeble effort.

So, the heart from the hardest trials
Gains the sweetest joy of all
and from lips that have tasted sadness
The sweetest songs will fall
For as peace comes after suffering
And love is reward of pain
So after this life come heaven
and out of our loss is gain.


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  • Created by: Stephen Catlin
  • Added: 15 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149300081
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Louise Pool Bishop (13 May 1872–17 May 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149300081, citing Old Prairie Cemetery, Iron, White County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Catlin (contributor 48610748) .