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Bishop, Hiram C. 1852-1921


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/13/2016 at 14:02:54

Hiram Crusan Bishop was born near West Union, Iowa, March 10, 1852, and died at a hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, March 22, 1921. Burial was at Elkader, Iowa.

His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Franklin P. Bishop, natives of Kentucky. He was educated in the rural schools and at Ainsworth Academy, West Union, and at Upper Iowa University, Fayette. He taught school several years in Fayette and Clayton counties and was county superintendent of Clayton County from 1888 to 1894.

In 1893 be established the Clayton County Democrat, and continued as its editor and publisher until his death. He was a Democrat in politics and in 1899 was elected senator and served in the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth general assemblies. He was a man of large influence in his county and was a good legislator.

~The Annals of Iowa, Vol 14 (1923), pg 78

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Added by Reid R. Johnson 1/14/2018:

Elkader Register, Thur., 24 Mar. 1921.

H. C. Bishop, editor and proprietor of the Clayton County Democrat died Tuesday morning at 2:30 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran Hospital, St. Paul, Minn., following a surgical operation performed Monday morning for cancer of the stomach. He was sixty-nine years old on the tenth of this month. He had always been a man of active life and rugged health until an attack of influenza about two years ago, from the effects of which he did not seem to fully recover and it only recently became known that cancer was the real trouble.

Hiram Crusan Bishop was born on a farm near West Union, March 10th, 1852, one of twelve children born to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin P. Bishop, natives of Kentucky who moved to Fayette county in 1839. He grew to manhood on the home farm, receiving his education first in the district school, later at Ainsworth Academy, West Union, and Upper Iowa University at Fayette.

Taking up the teaching profession he first taught in Fayette county then later came to Clayton county. Always interested in politics and early becoming an active and earnest member of the Democratic party, he became its candidate for County Superintendent of Schools in the fall of 1887 and was elected, holding that office from Jan. 1, 1888 to Jan. 1, 1894.

On July 4th 1893, Mr. Bishop started the publication of the Clayton County Democrat at Elkader and was actively its editor and publisher up to the time of his death.

He stamped its editorial columns with his vigorous personality and political views and through it wielded a large influence in affairs of the town and county. From 1900 to 1905, he served as senator from this county in the Iowa legislature.

June 14, 1882, he was married to Miss Emma Kern of Elgin, Fayette county, and four children were born to them who, with the widow, are left to mourn the loss of husband and father. The children are Arthur C., of Bloomington, Wisconsin, Max B., of Elkader, Clint G., of Shelby, Mont., and Miss Ruth who is teaching at Nora Springs. Several brothers and sisters also survive.

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

Always a man of positive views and strong convictions and active in the support of what he thought was right, Mr. Bishop, has been a prominent figure in the county for years. He was a man of clean habits and high moral character and gave his strong influence in support of the home, the schools, of higher morals and better government.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and then at the Congregational church. Burial will be in the East Side cemetery.

(Note: A picture accompanies this article but did not reproduce well enough to include here.)

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