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Hiram C. Bishop


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/20/2020 at 11:33:52

Senator Newberry, from a special committee, submitted the following report and moved its adoption:

Hiram Crusan Bishop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin P. Bishop, was born on a farm near West Union, Iowa, March 10, 1852, and died in a hospital at St. Paul, Minn., March 22, 1921, following a surgical operation for cancer of the stomach.

Mr. Bishop was one of a family of twelve children. He was educated in the rural schools and afterward attended Ainsworth Academy at West Union and Upper Iowa University at Fayette.

He took up the teaching profession, first in Fayette county and afterward in Clayton county. He served as county superintendent of schools in Clayton county from 1888 to 1894.

In 1893 Mr. Bishop started the publication of the 'Clayton County Democrat' at Elkader and was continuously its editor and publisher up to the time of his death. He had strong decided views and the courage to express them.

He was in politics a staunch adherent of the democratic party and a vigorous exponent of his party's principles.

He was a member of the Senate from the 36th district in the 28th and 29th General Assemblies.

He was married on June 14, 1882 to Miss Emma Kern of Elgin, Iowa. Four children were born to this union, viz:

Arthur C. Bishop of Bloomington, Wis.; Max B. Bishop of Elkader, Iowa; Clint G. Bishop of Shelby, Mont.; and Miss Ruth Bishop, who is a teacher at Nora Springs, Iowa; who with the widow, mourn the loss of a devoted husband and an indulgent father.

Mr. Bishop was a member of the Universalist church and of the Brotherhood of American Woodmen, the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen of America.

For many years Mr. Bishop was one of the prominent and best known citizens of his county. He was a man of strong convictions and positive views, and active in the support of what he though was right. He was a man of clean habits and high moral character and a strong espouser of the home, the school, and better government.

Therefore, Be It Resolved, That his family has lost a kind husband and a loving father; his community a worthy member; and the state a fearless and patriotic citizen.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be printed in the journal of the Senate and that the secretary of the Senate be directed to forward an engrossed [sic] copy to the family of the deceased.
Byron W. Newberry
J.M. Slosson
F.E. Thompson

The resolution was adopted unanimously by a rising vote.

~Iowa. General Assembly, 1921. Memorials, thirty-ninth General assembly, Senate and House. Tributes to the memory of departed members. [Des Moines, State of Iowa, 1921]; pages 28 & 29


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