Gertrude <I>Naas</I> Bishop

Gertrude Naas Bishop

Birth
Buskerud fylke, Norway
Death
21 Dec 1970 (aged 94)
Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial
Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID
182308587 View Source

BIRTH AND PARENTS AND SIBLINGS
When Gunvor Naas was born on May 17, 1876, in Buskerud County, Hallingdal Valley, Norway, her father, Knut Larsen, was 46, and her mother, Guri, was 41. She was baptized on June 5, 1876 in Ål Parish. Her Norwegian siblings were Ambjør (Emma), Astrid, Sigrid (Sarah), Lars (Louis), Ole, Ole (Olaf), Knud (Charles). Of those, original baptismal/birth record documents reported that the following Norwegian-born siblings born on Noss Farm: Ambjør, Astrid, Sigrid, Lars, and Ole (Olaf). It was calculated that she was born on Noss Farm. Her American siblings were Peter and Gurina.
IMMIGRATION TO USA AND EARLY YEARS
She emigrated in 1876 with her parents and Norwegian siblings from Norway by way of the Glasgow (Scotland) and Larne (Ireland) ports to New York City when she was two months of age. Her family settled in Minnesota as a Lutheran family. Her parents had two American-born children there. Guri used her American name of Gertrude while living at her parent's home in Minnesota. Depending on the Census reports, she stated that she was a Servant and a Domestic. She also reported that she was schooled through the eighth grade.
MARRIAGE
Gertrude married Joseph Nelson Bishop in 1902 in St Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Following marriage, on census documents, she reported or Joseph reported her nickname: Gertie. With Joseph, she had six children in 16 years. During her marriage, on census reports, she described herself as a Housewife.
IMMIGRATION TO CANADA OF GERTRUDE, JOSEPH, AND CHILDREN
In 1909, the family immigrated to Alberta, Canada. In 1916, when the family settled in Alberta, she stated that she was a Canadian.
RETURN MIGRATION TO USA
A Border Crossing document reported that Joseph and Gertrude lived in Michigan beginning in 1931.
RETURN MIGRATION TO CANADA
The same document reported that Joseph and Gertrude returned to Alberta, Canada in September 1933.
CHILDREN'S RETURN MIGRATIONS TO USA
Documents show that their children had all, probably independently, returned to the USA by 1934.
RETURN MIGRATION TO USA, NATURALIZATION, AND RESIDENCIES IN USA
In 1940, when she and her husband had settled back in Michigan, she stated that she was a Naturalized Citizen of the USA. Citation in her brother Louis' Obituary indicated that she was still in Michigan in 1949. Citation in her brother Olaf's Obituary indicated that she was living in Arlington, Texas by 1952.
DEATH
Gertrude Naas Bishop died in 1970 in a hospital in Texas, at the age of 94. Her obituary stated that she was a Methodist.
BURIAL
Her headstone at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas named her as Gertrude.

BIRTH AND PARENTS AND SIBLINGS
When Gunvor Naas was born on May 17, 1876, in Buskerud County, Hallingdal Valley, Norway, her father, Knut Larsen, was 46, and her mother, Guri, was 41. She was baptized on June 5, 1876 in Ål Parish. Her Norwegian siblings were Ambjør (Emma), Astrid, Sigrid (Sarah), Lars (Louis), Ole, Ole (Olaf), Knud (Charles). Of those, original baptismal/birth record documents reported that the following Norwegian-born siblings born on Noss Farm: Ambjør, Astrid, Sigrid, Lars, and Ole (Olaf). It was calculated that she was born on Noss Farm. Her American siblings were Peter and Gurina.
IMMIGRATION TO USA AND EARLY YEARS
She emigrated in 1876 with her parents and Norwegian siblings from Norway by way of the Glasgow (Scotland) and Larne (Ireland) ports to New York City when she was two months of age. Her family settled in Minnesota as a Lutheran family. Her parents had two American-born children there. Guri used her American name of Gertrude while living at her parent's home in Minnesota. Depending on the Census reports, she stated that she was a Servant and a Domestic. She also reported that she was schooled through the eighth grade.
MARRIAGE
Gertrude married Joseph Nelson Bishop in 1902 in St Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Following marriage, on census documents, she reported or Joseph reported her nickname: Gertie. With Joseph, she had six children in 16 years. During her marriage, on census reports, she described herself as a Housewife.
IMMIGRATION TO CANADA OF GERTRUDE, JOSEPH, AND CHILDREN
In 1909, the family immigrated to Alberta, Canada. In 1916, when the family settled in Alberta, she stated that she was a Canadian.
RETURN MIGRATION TO USA
A Border Crossing document reported that Joseph and Gertrude lived in Michigan beginning in 1931.
RETURN MIGRATION TO CANADA
The same document reported that Joseph and Gertrude returned to Alberta, Canada in September 1933.
CHILDREN'S RETURN MIGRATIONS TO USA
Documents show that their children had all, probably independently, returned to the USA by 1934.
RETURN MIGRATION TO USA, NATURALIZATION, AND RESIDENCIES IN USA
In 1940, when she and her husband had settled back in Michigan, she stated that she was a Naturalized Citizen of the USA. Citation in her brother Louis' Obituary indicated that she was still in Michigan in 1949. Citation in her brother Olaf's Obituary indicated that she was living in Arlington, Texas by 1952.
DEATH
Gertrude Naas Bishop died in 1970 in a hospital in Texas, at the age of 94. Her obituary stated that she was a Methodist.
BURIAL
Her headstone at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas named her as Gertrude.


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