Mary E. <I>Scott</I> Bishop

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Mary E. Scott Bishop

  • Birth 1855 Tama County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 25 Feb 1921 Effingham, Atchison County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Effingham, Atchison County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Lot 274 Grave 1 Row 7
  • Memorial ID 64202681

The second wife of Frank W. Bishop, Miss Mary E. Scott, of Tama county, Iowa, a daughter of Robert A. and Anne (Cannon) Scott, natives of Scotland, the former born in Kirkcudbrightshire, and the latter born in Wigtonshire. The Scotts came to America in 1880. Robert was a stonemason and was one of the builders of the United States treasury building at Washington. In 1870 the Scotts settled on a farm in Tama county, Iowa, and reared eight children. Robert A. and Anne were married May 26, 1848. Robert died November 24, 1911, aged eighty-five years, and Anne Scott died May 18, 1905, aged eighty years. Mrs. Bishop is a member of the Presbyterian church.

From the History of the first 100 years of Effingham:
Frank and Mary Bishop were found at there home in Effingham, September 25th 1921, there bodies dressed in their best clothes, she wearing her hat, he in his overcoat, each shot in the right temple, victims of a still unexplained, murder suicide.

Frank Bishop, a well-to-do retired farmer living in Effingham, a small town west of Atchison, shot his wife to death in their home and then committed suicide. Bishop was 69 years old and his wife was 64. He left several notes showing that the double tragedy was premeditated and was the result of worry over financial matters. Recently he came to Atchison and purchased a revolver.
(Blade, Hutchinson, KS ~ Saturday ~ March 5, 1921)


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  • Created by: Stephen Nottingham
  • Added: 14 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64202681
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary E. Scott Bishop (1855–25 Feb 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64202681, citing Monrovia Cemetery, Effingham, Atchison County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Nottingham (contributor 47099079) .