Obituary Tyra D Bishop,
Shamrock, Missouri, 13 Oct 1905
Auxvasse Review, Audrain County, Auxvasse, Missouri 19 Oct 1905 Tyra D Bishop Is Dead. He Was Born on Christmas Day, 1816, in Albemarle Co., Va. Tyra D Bishop, aged 88 years 9 months and 13 days, passed away at the home of his son, S.J. [Sinclair Jefferson] Bishop near Shamrock, Callaway county, Missouri, on Friday, October 13, 1905, of heart trouble and dropsy. Mr. Bishop was born in Albemarle county, Virginia, December 25, 1816, and came with his father's family to Missouri in 1835, and settled in Montgomery county. He was married to Rebecca Wilburn, June 7, 1838, who died about 6 years ago. To this union there were born ten children, six boys and four girls, of whom six are living. The living children are: Mrs. J.R. Hassler, of Auxvasse, F.W., T.D. Jr. and S.J. Bishop of near Shamrock; W.A. Bishop, of Spokane, Washington, and Mrs. H.G. Brown, of Bebee, Arkansas. The deceased united with the Liberty Christian church, July 31, 1890, under the ministry of Elder Sam Magee, and ever afterwards lived a devoted christian life. His funeral and burial took place at Liberty church on Sunday, October 15, 1905. The funeral discourse was delivered by Elder Egan Herndon, assisted by Elder Holly Hale, and a large concourse of relatives and friends were present to pay their last and tribute to the dead man. Besides his children the deceased leaves 23 great grand children, 24 grand children and a large circle of friends, both young and old, to mourn his death. Tyra Bishop was a blacksmith by trade and it was a pleasure to him to set with his old friends and tell of the crude instruments they used in his young days in farming. When he first came to this county there was only one house between his place near Shamrock and Birfum creek and that was the old Swon homestead one mile north of Auxvasse. Deer, wolves and other wild animals covered the prairies east of Auxvasse and it was dangerous for one to travel alone without a gun and plenty of ammunition. He had seen whole herds of deer in droves and many a one fell at the crack of his old flint lock rifle. It was such men as this that made it possible for the last two or three generations to live in peace and tranquility and enjoy their posessions. How much we owe to those old pioneers, who have gone to their reward, no pen has ever been able to properly portray. Tyra Bishop was an interesting character. A man of the highest character, whose heart and hand and pocketbook were always open to those in need. He was honest, frugal, and in all a good man, a kind and indulgent father and hospitable and generous neighbor. He is dead, but his good deeds and works live after him. Rest in peace, old and true friend.
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 20 October 1905 Shamrock - Uncle Tyra Bishop died at his home near here October 14, 1905, and was buried at Liberty the following day.
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montbomery City, Missouri, 27 October 1905 [Same as from Auxvasse Review]
Obituary Rebecca (Wilburn) Bishop,
Shamrock, Missouri, 26 Jul 1899
Auxvasse Review, Audrain County, Auxvasse, Missouri, 4 August 1899 A Pioneer Woman Gone - Mrs Rebecca Bishop wife of Tyre Bishop died at her home near Liberty church on Thursday of last week. She was 83 years old and she, and her husband who survives her had lived on the same farm for 62 years. She leaves five sons and two daughters. Mrs J.R. Hassler of this city is her oldest daughter, the other is Mrs H.G. Brown who lives in Arkansas. Her oldest son Samuel lives in California and Ad lives in Oregon. The other three sons Fountain, Sink and Tyre Jr. live near her old home. She was a good woman and will be sadly missed by a large circle of friends. Her maiden name was Wilburn and her father was one of the earliest settlers in this part of Missouri. Funeral services were conducted by Elder R.M. Shelton of this place on Friday after which her remains were interred in the beautiful cemetery at Liberty church which is only a short distance from her old home. May her rest be sweet.
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