Bainbridge Bishop

Bainbridge Bishop

Birth
New Russia, Essex County, New York, USA
Death 24 Apr 1905 (aged 67)
New Russia, Essex County, New York, USA
Burial Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 49895157 · View Source
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The Elizabethtown Post, April 27, 1905
Bainbridge Bishop, a life long resisent of Elizabethtown, died at his New Russia home early Monday morning, of pneumonia, in the 68th year of his age. He came of eminently respectable pioneer stock.
Born a genius, he grew to the full stature of his manhood in an atmosphere of activity and usefulness. Inheriting mechanical traits, he was handy with tools, especially in wood working. He was an ardent lover of nature, being quite a painter, and one of the best posted men on lines pertaining to woodcraft that we have ever known.
As a hunter and fisherman he had few equals and no superiors. He probably knew more about Lake Champlain fish and fishing than any other man of his generation, having charts and discovering his new "fishing ground" by aid of the compass, which accounted for his phenomenal success where ordinary men failed. He was horticulturist of no mean ability and his orchard was the best in the Boquet Valley. Many years ago he brought into being a cranberry marsh on his New Russia farm, the first introduced in this region.
Bainbridge Bishop invented the famous color organ, concerning which so much was said back in the 70s. He also wrote a book dealing with the soul of the rainbow and the harmony of light. This book was printed by DeVinne & Co. of New York.
Bainbridge Bishop was an old and highly valued contributor to the Forest and Stream and his clear statement of fact, his sound reasoning and his homely but highly entertaining way of putting things will be missed by thousands of readers.
Bainbridge Bishop's home during the past 19 years was a modern cottage which he erected in the summer of 1886 to take the place of the old Bishop hotel destroyed by fire in the autumn of 1885. In that fire many rare paintings by members of the Bishop family and many keepsakes generally were destroyed.
As a neighbor Bainbridge Bishop was ideal; as a citizen he was highly intelligent and law abiding; as a man, he was fair in his deal. Naturally free hearted, he gave generously of what he had. When it was proposed to erect a new chapel at New Russia in the summer of 1898, Mr. Bishop stepped forward and donated a site, which all acknowledge was the best obtainable for the purpose.
An active, useful life has closed New Russia's first citizen has gone to return to earth no more forever and sadly indeed will he be missed in the community where he had always resided. Moreover, as deceased was a bachelor and the last resident of a family who had occupied continuously one piece of land since the spring of 1793, his death has a peculiarly saddening effect upon Elizabethtown generally.
Funeral services were held at his late home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. George O. Webster officiating. Interment in the Boquet Valley cemetery.


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  • Created by: Dale Clawson
  • Added: 18 Mar 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 49895157
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bainbridge Bishop (29 Nov 1837–24 Apr 1905), Find a Grave Memorial no. 49895157, citing Boquet Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Dale Clawson (contributor 47102803) .