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Clarence J. Bishop


Milo Twp.



      Clarence J. Bishop, whose demise occurred on the 30th of August, 1901, when he was but twenty seven years of age, had already won success and recognition as a prosperous and enterprising agriculturist of Milo township. His birth occurred in Smith county, Kansas, on the 15th of March, 1874, his parents being James and Orenda (Phelps) Bishop, early settlers of that county. The father was a native of England, while the mother came of German descent.

      Clarence J. Bishop began his education in the schools of this county at the age of six years, having been brought here by his parents. After putting aside his text books he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits and throughout the remainder of his life devoted his time and energies to farming and stock raising with excellent success.
      On the 29th of November, 1898, Mr. Bishop was united in marriage to Miss Grace N. Daker, by whom he had two children, Bernice and James, who are at home with their mother. He gave his political allegiance to the republican party and was a consistent member of the Methodist church, in the faith of which he passed away on the 30th of August, 1901. His remains were interred at Manchester, and his loss was deeply mourned throughout the community in which the greater part of his life had been spent.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 186-187.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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