Saturday, January 9, 2010

Rev. Samuel F. Bishop, 1851-1937

1937 Yearbook of the Iowa-Des Moines Annual 
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Rev. Samuel F. Bishop
Served Jerome Methodist Church 1908-1909
  Samuel F. Bishop was born in England on October 24, 1851, and departed this life at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, May 25, 1937, aged 85 years, 7 months and 1 day. Coming to the United States while the son Samuel was a young man, the family resided at Frostburg, Md., from whence he came to Iowa, where he joined the Iowa Conference in 1880 and until his retirement in 1914 he served the following charges: Salem, Webster, Martinsburg, Brighton, Newton Ct., Lone Tree, Pleasant Hill, Pella, Wayland, New London, Columbus City, Sperry, Millersburg, Barnes City, Jerome, West Point and Hillsboro. He had the supernumerary relation from 1901-1904.
  Mrs. Bishop died June 15, 1930. A daughter, Mabel, passed away about forty years ago while the family was at New London. A son, Harold, a missionary, was drowned in India in 1910 in an attempt to rescue another missionary. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. A son, Walter C. Bishop, of Washington, D.C. survives him.
  Retiring, he established his home in Mt. Pleasant and for almost twenty years past, had served the local church as financial secretary.
  On the day preceding his death, he had made the necessary record of receipts and taken the money to the bank. His death was preceded by a stroke or fall early Monday evening, from which he failed to rally, death claiming him early Tuesday morning.
  Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant, at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday with District Superintendent G. J. Fanscher in charge. Rev. E. L. Jeamby of the Presbyterian Church and Rev. John W. Potter each made brief addresses, after which burial took place in Forest Home cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
1930 Yearbook of the Iowa Annual Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Sarah Elizabeth Bard Bishop, 1848-1930
  Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Jesse and Sarah F. Bard, was born in Harrisburg, Ohio, January 28th, 1848. She was married to the Rev. S. F. Bishop July 25th, 1878. Three children were born to this union: Howard, who died in India in 1910; Walter who resides in Washington, D.C., and Mabel, who died in New London, Iowa, 1897.
  The family came to Iowa in September 1878, when Brother Bishop united with the Iowa Conference. Together, with her husband, Sister Bishop traveled the path of the itinerant ministry for thirty-six years, and retired in 1914. She proved to be an exceptional helpmate to her pastor-husband. She had been in failing health for some time and passed away June 15th, 1930.
  Mrs. Bishop is survived by her husband; two brothers, George M. Bard, Highland Park, Illinois, and Allen C. Bard, Los Angeles, California, also one sister, Miss Jennie M. Bard, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. There are also surviving grand children.
  Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where she had resided for nearly sixteen years, June 17th, 1930, at 2:30 p.m. conducted by her pastor, Dr. Thomas Osborn, who was assisted by Dr. E. A. Bentzinger, Superintendent of the Burlington district. Interment was in Forest Home Cemetery.

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