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 Mary Alice <I>Tullis</I> Bishop

Mary Alice Tullis Bishop

Pinto, Washington County, Utah, USA
Death 19 Nov 1964 (aged 77)
Delta, Millard County, Utah, USA
Burial Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot 04 24 03
Memorial ID 69688 · View Source
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Mary Alice Tullis was the daughter of David Wilson Tullis (1833-1902) and Martha Eccles Tullis (1847-1915).

She married Don Taylor Bishop May 15, 1912 in the L.D.S. Temple in Saint George, Washington County, Utah.

The date of her burial is November 21, 1964.

Source of the data is the L.D.S. Ancestral File, the L.D.S. International Genealogical Index and the Utah State Historical Society. D. Lynn Melville is the source of the picture of the gravestone and findagravee member Rhonda Holton is the source of the following article about the restoration of the Pinto Cemetery that was initiated by Mary Bishop and her husband.

Former Residents Await Pilgrimage to Pinto for Memorial Day Ceremony

A pilgrimage of former residents is planned on Memorial Day, May 29 to the
virtually-deserted townsite of Pinto in Southern Utah for a nostalgic ceremony
at the old town cemetery in which a granite stone memorial will be dedicated.

The stone bears the names of persons buried in that lone desert cemetery during the period of the community's existence following its settlement by Mormon pioneers in 1857.

8-Year Project
Monday's ceremony, to which all former Pinto residents and relatives are
invited, marks completion of a project begun eight years ago by the family of
Don T. Bishop of Delta and others to improve and beautify the old cemetery.

Mr. Bishop's son, David Clayton Bishop of Orem, a nephew, Jerome Tullis of Salt Lake City, and Albert Harrison of Newcastle have been instrumental in the project also. Mary Alice Tullis Bishop, Don T. Bishop's first wife, was born in Pinto, her father David Wilson Tullis having been one of the original
settlers there.

Work Begins
It was her wish, after the town of 150 to 200 persons ultimately was all but
abandoned, to have the cemetery restored. She and her husband got the project started before her death. Mr. Bishop, with the help of others, has kept the work going. Improvements have included the new granite marker weighing about 1500 pounds; a chain link fence around the cemetery, planting of shrubs and trees, clearing of weeds from the site, and a new "Pinto Cemetery" sign.

Mr. Bishop and his wife Etta have spent years collecting names and dates of
persons buried in the cemetery. There are 40 to 50 headstones, but all graves
don't have markers. The large new stone provides a listing of all known to have been buried there.

David Clayton Bishop will dedicate the monument in the Monday ceremony which will start at 2 p.m. Monday. He can be reached for information at 225-1327.

Bring Food
He advises persons making the trip that they should bring their own food, since none is available at Pinto-- although there is water there. Food can be
purchased at Cedar City, Enterprise or Newcastle, nearby cities.

Among those to be present will be Melvin T. Smith of Salt Lake City, member of the Utah Genealogical Society. Reminiscing by those present is expected to
comprise much of the program.

Pinto was disbanded as an LDS Ward in 1916. Today only a few homes remain, frequently occupied in summer but vacated in winter. Owners still raise hay and run cattle in the area.

Mr. and Mrs. Don T. Bishop are serving as treasurers and may be contacted by
persons wishing to support the project.

-Provo Daily Herald, May 26, 1972, transcribed by Rhonda Holton"




  • Maintained by: W. Bruce Hilton
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69688
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Alice Tullis Bishop (4 Aug 1887–19 Nov 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69688, citing Hinckley City Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by W. Bruce Hilton (contributor 47166056) .