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Daniel Wilbert Bish

  • Birth 2 Feb 1869 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 25 Mar 1959 Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Frostburg, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 62428267

D. W. Bish, son of George, was born Feb. 2, 1869, in Porter township, Armstrong county, where he was reared, attending the Fairview schoolhouse. He became familiar with farming in boyhood, and has always been engaged in that line. For six years he lived near Brinkerton, Clarion Co., Pa., selling his farm there and buying his present farm in Red Bank township, Armstrong county, from John C. Shafer. It was known as the I. Kunselman farm, and at the time was only half improved. About eight acres are still in woodland, but the rest is under excellent cultivation. Mr. Bish has been very successful in his farming and stock raising operations. For the last two years he has been especially interested in Holstein cattle, Belgian horses and Berkshire hogs. He has taken an active part in progressive movements, especially those which promise benefit to the immediate locality. He is a stockholder of the Oak Ridge Independent Telephone Company, of which he is president, and he is also president of the Farmers? Co-operative Buying Club, which has seventy-two members in Red Bank township and Clarion county. He has also taken some interest in the administration of public affairs, though no direct part since he settled in Red Bank township, and he was road supervisor and school director while in Clarion county, Politically he is a Republican and his religious connection is with the M. E. Church at Oak Ridge. He holds membership in the K. O. T. M. at New Bethlehem.
Mr. Bish married Effie Lingerfelter, of Sprankle Mills, Jefferson county, daughter of J. U. and Eva (Mauk) Lingerfelter, old settlers of Jefferson county, who came to that section from the East. Mr. and Mrs. Bish have had eight children, namely: Guy, William, John, Dale, Mary and Marie, twins (the former deceased); Frank, and Eugene.

Source: Page 937, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
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D.W. Bish, 90, Dies In Home In This Citv,
D. Wilbert Bish, 90, a resident of Punxsutawney the past 22 years, died last night ,in his home at 203 Center St. His death was attributed to the infirmities of age and followed a six-week illness.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon in the Pifer Funeral Home here. The Rev. R. J. Hurst, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church here, will officiate and interment will be the Frostburg Cemetery.
Friends will be received in the funeral home after 7 o'¬clock tonight.
Mr. Bish formerly operated a farm in Frostburg for years before he came to Punxsutawney to make his home.
He was born Feb. 2, 1869, in Porter, a son of George and Rachel Howard Bish, and was married Dec. , 1892, to Effie Lingenfelter, who died in June, 1925. His second wife, Carolina O'Harrah, died in 1946.
Mr. Bish was a member of the Grace Methodist Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter Johnson, of this city; four sons, Guy W. Bish, of Frostburg; John M. Bish, of Greensburg, R. Dale Bish, of New Bethlehem, and Eugene Bish, of Shippenville; a stepson, Frank O'Harrah, of Panic; 23 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and four great- great-grandchildren. Two sons, Frank and William, and a daughter, Mary, preceded their father in death.
Punxsutawney Spirit-March 26, 1959


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  • Created by: Joanealogy
  • Added: 2 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62428267
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Wilbert Bish (2 Feb 1869–25 Mar 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62428267, citing Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Frostburg, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Joanealogy (contributor 47078405) .