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 Charles Maceo Bishop

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Charles Maceo Bishop

Birth
Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Death
27 Apr 1990 (aged 91)
Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Plot
Everlasting Life, 99-B-3
Memorial ID
60933466 View Source

Musician: drums, saxophone, and piano
U.S. Navy, World War I

Charles was the son of Charles W. BISHOP (1866-1956) and Georgie Ann SMALL (1874-1953). He was the brother of Waymon (who died young) and Martha Wallace BISHOP (1905-1970). Charles married Daisy Carolyn HITCH in 1919 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Four children were born to the marriage: Charles E., Maceo, John Wallace, and Bruce W.

Charles learned to play music while a student at Western School for Colored children in Paris. He began providing music lessons to other students when he was 15 years old. He performed in Central Kentucky and nearby states, performing with local orchestras and with night club and gambling house bands. He was organist for the St. Paul Methodist Church in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky for more than 50 years. He volunteered his musical services at the Martin and Hurley Funeral Home from the day the business opened up till the death of the owner.

During World War I, Charles served in the U.S. Navy.

Charles' father was Charles W. BISHOP, who was the son of Sally LINK (b. abt 1841). Sally was born a slave, the daughter of Enoch LINK (a white man of German ancestry) and an unknown enslaved woman. Sally's four children were fathered by Benjamin BISHOP, known only as a white man who attempted to live openly with Sally. Oral history says that he was forced to flee because of his attempts to live openly with Sally and their children.

Musician: drums, saxophone, and piano
U.S. Navy, World War I

Charles was the son of Charles W. BISHOP (1866-1956) and Georgie Ann SMALL (1874-1953). He was the brother of Waymon (who died young) and Martha Wallace BISHOP (1905-1970). Charles married Daisy Carolyn HITCH in 1919 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Four children were born to the marriage: Charles E., Maceo, John Wallace, and Bruce W.

Charles learned to play music while a student at Western School for Colored children in Paris. He began providing music lessons to other students when he was 15 years old. He performed in Central Kentucky and nearby states, performing with local orchestras and with night club and gambling house bands. He was organist for the St. Paul Methodist Church in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky for more than 50 years. He volunteered his musical services at the Martin and Hurley Funeral Home from the day the business opened up till the death of the owner.

During World War I, Charles served in the U.S. Navy.

Charles' father was Charles W. BISHOP, who was the son of Sally LINK (b. abt 1841). Sally was born a slave, the daughter of Enoch LINK (a white man of German ancestry) and an unknown enslaved woman. Sally's four children were fathered by Benjamin BISHOP, known only as a white man who attempted to live openly with Sally. Oral history says that he was forced to flee because of his attempts to live openly with Sally and their children.


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  • Created by: AMB
  • Added: 31 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 60933466
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60933466/charles-maceo-bishop: accessed ), memorial page for Charles Maceo Bishop (5 Jun 1898–27 Apr 1990), Find a Grave Memorial ID 60933466, citing Evergreen Memory Gardens, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA; Maintained by AMB (contributor 46844067).