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 Heber Lafayette Bishop

Heber Lafayette Bishop

Birth
Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, USA
Death 14 Apr 1933 (aged 75)
Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA
Burial Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot 05 50 02
Memorial ID 69906 · View Source
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Heber Lafayette Bishop was the son of William Henry Bishop (1821-1884) and Eliza Pratt (1819-1895).

He married Martha Ellen Cahoon December 25, 1879 in Deseret, Millard County, Utah. After her death, he married Mary Bennett November 14, 1900 in the L.D.S. Temple in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah.

The date of his burial is April 17, 1933.

The following obituary was published in the Millard County Chronicle April 20, 1933.

HEBER L. BISHOP DIES

Heber L. Bishop died at his home in Hinckley, Friday, April 14th after a lingering illness. He was born at Fillmore, Dec. 15, 1857 and lived there during his early life. When a young man he came to Deseret where he met and married Martha Ellen Cahoon in 1879 to them were born nine children of whom eight survive, Wm. H., Raymond S., D. Earl, Don A., Marion L., Clarence G. and Mrs. Nettie Pace of Salt Lake City. A son Elmer died in Europe in the World War. His first wife died in 1899 and he married Mary Bennett of Holden to them were born six children Bennett J., Mrs. Mamie Robison, Mrs. Lizzie Stevens, Mrs. Grace Simpkins, Mrs. Olive Harding, a son Nelson died some years ago. Besides his wife and family, he is survived by two sisters Mrs. Saville Melville and Mrs. Susan Meeks and 44 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Bishop was one of the first pioneers in this section and participated in the struggles incident to settling in a new country. He was a man of integrity and unquestioned honesty, faithful, responsible and in whom all associates could put their trust. He served three terms as chairman of the school board in the Hinckley District. In the early organization of the Hinckley Ward, he was a member of the superintendency and a class teacher in the theological department of Sunday School. For many years he freighted into Nevada by team and later operated farms in Hinckley and in Delta. Funeral services were held Sunday , April 16th in the high school auditorium. The speakers were John R. Bennett, Mary E. Lee, Thomas H. Pratt, Rodney B. Ashby, President Alonzo A. Hinckley, Jos. M. Wright and Bishop C. A. Stratton. All paid tribute to his sterling character, his love for peace and his friendly and cheerful disposition. He was very unassuming and had a good word for all. His greatest joy was in the association of his family and friends.

Source of the data is the L.D.S. Ancestral File, his obituary in the Millard County Chronicle (compliments of findagrave member Karen Shurtz) and the Utah State Historical Society. D. Lynn Melville is the source of the picture of the gravestone.



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  • Maintained by: W. Bruce Hilton
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Heber Lafayette Bishop (15 Dec 1857–14 Apr 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69906, citing Hinckley City Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by W. Bruce Hilton (contributor 47166056) .