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James Delmore Bishop (1855-1938) of OH, OR, and WA.
Posted by: Mimi Bishop (ID *****4258) Date: April 26, 2008 at 17:45:54
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We would very much appreciate any information that you can provide about James Delmore Bishop (1855-1938), his wife Dollie Gertrude Walling (1858-1941), and their children, grandchildren, and other descendents. We are trying to document the descendents of John Bishop II (1739-1828) and any information that you can provide about James Delmore Bishop (1855-1938) and his descendents will help very much.

James Delmore (Dell) Bishop was born 27 Sep. 1855 in Franklin Co. OH, the son of Fenley Bishop and Nancy Milburn. Fenley Bishop was the son of John Bishop II and his second wife Catherine Iden. James Delmore Bishop died 20 Jun. 1938 in Clackamas Co. OR. He is buried in Garfield Cemetery, Garfield, Whitman Co. WA.

Dell Bishop moved from Union Co. OH to McLean Co. IL sometime in the early 1870ís and from there, on 16 Nov. 1875, he started for Oregon. After a short time in Oregon, he decided to go to the Palouse area of eastern Washington. He took up a claim in Whitman Co. WA in 1878. Together with his brother John, Dell helped build the Bishop School in Whitman Co. WA.

James D. Bishop married Dollie Gertrude Walling 5 Apr. 1881. Miss Walling was born 27 Sep. 1858 in Yamhill Co. OR and died 5 Dec. 1941 and is buried in Garfield Cemetery Whitman Co. WA. James and Dollie had five children: Belle, Katie, William, Benjamin, and Lemuel.

1. Belle Bishop was born 9 Feb. 1882 in WA and died in 1955. Did she ever marry or have any children?

2. Katie Bishop was born 16 Apr. 1884 in WA and died 7 Oct. 1899 in WA. She is buried in Garfield Cemetery Whitman Co. WA.

3. William Delmore Bishop was born 14 Mar. 1886 in Elberton, Whitman Co. WA. He died 30 May 1976 in Multnomah Co. OR. Did he ever marry or have any children?

4. Benjamin Harrison Bishop was born 19 Aug. 1888 in Elberton WA. He died 25 Nov. 1974 in Spokane WA. He was married 5 Oct. 1911 at Colfax, Whitman Co. WA to Effie Coral Lindley (b. 1893, d. 1976). She died 19 Nov. 1976. They had two sons, James F. Bishop and Wallace Delmore Bishop.

a. James F. Bishop was born in ID. He is buried in Garfield Cemetery Whitman Co. WA. His wife was Lilly E. ??? She was born 7 Sep. 1915 and died 14 Nov. 2002.

b. Wallace Delmore Bishop was born 5 Jul. 1912 in WA. He died 24 Nov. 1997 and is buried in Garfield Cemetery Whitman Co. WA. He married Marie A. Meilike 5 Jul 1941 in Sandpoint ID. She was born 7 Mar. 1918 in Oregon City to Carl and Augusta Johnson Meilike. She died 30 Jun. 2002.

5. Lemuel I. Bishop was born 19 Jul. 1894 in Elberton, Whitman Co. WA. He died in 1975. Did he ever marry or have any children?

Any information that you can provide about James Delmore Bishop (1855-1938), his wife Dollie Gertrude Walling (1858-1941), and their children, grandchildren, and other descendents would be greatly appreciated.


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