Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

Page 94 - 95





    John Edward (Bird) Bishop was born 8 March 1892 at Elliott, Iowa, the son of  Robert Grandon Bishop and Amelia Helen (Rassner) Bishop. He attended country school in Pilot Grove township.  He married Ruth Elizabeth Olmsted at Vesta, Nebraska (Johnson County), 18 Feb. 1917. She was the daughter of John Jones Olmstead and Jennie Lind Jones Olmsted of Tecumseh, Nebraska.  She was born 21 November 1893, Vesta, Nebr.  She attended country schools and some high school in Vesta.  They lived at Elliott, where he farmed.  Their children were Mable Marie Bishop, born 11 July 1918, and Jennie Amelia (Jenelia) Bishop Copenhaver, born 4 July 1930. He died 12 July 1937 at Atlantic, Iowa and was buried in Pilot Grove Cemetery, near Elliott, Iowa.  She died 27 November 1977 at Ames, Iowa and was buried at Pilot Grove.

    Mable Marie Bishop (called Marie) was born 11 July 1918 near Elliott, Iowa. She attended Elliott Consolidated School, graduated in 1936. She obtained a B.S. in Home Economics Education from Iowa State University, Ames, in 1942. In 1956 she obtained a M.S. in Extension Administration and Sociology from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. She was employed by I.S.U. Extension Service from 1942 to 1975, working in Onawa, Adel and Ames. In 1979 she is retired in Ames, Iowa.

    Jennie Amelia (Jenelia) Bishop was born 4 July 1930, near Elliott, Iowa. She attended Elliott Consolidated School, graduating in 1947. She and Basil Copenhaver were married in 1948 and lived in Griswold, Iowa. They were divorced in 1974. Four children were born to Jenelia and Basil:

    Marion Basil Copenhaver, 1948; in 1979 is employed by Travelers Insurance Co., Des Moines, Iowa.

    Colleen Marie Copenhaver, 1950. In 1979 - living in Delhart, Texas.

    Lela Joanne Copenhaver, 1959. In 1979 - living in Griswold.

    Claudia Lee Copenhaver, 1961. In 1979 - living in Griswold.

    Marion Copenhaver and Sandra Hammon were married in Griswold in 1969. Marti Jo Copenhaver was born in 1970 in Ames. In 1979 Marion, Sandra, Marti Jo are living in Booneville, Iowa.

    Colleen Copenhaver and Terry Hoye were married in Atlantic, Iowa in 1972. Colleen is a C.P.A. In 1979, Colleen and Terry are farming near Delhart, Texas. They have a son Jefferson David, born 2 March 1979.



~ Marie Bishop