Obituary Samuel Calvin Bishop,
Montgomery County, Missouri, 24 Jul 1931
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 31 July 1931 Samuel Calvin Bishop - Prominent Native Resident Dies, Had Been Active In Public Affairs. Judge Samuel Calvin Bishop was born in Montgomery county, Mo., on November 13, 1849. He was the son of Granville A. and Mary Ann Bishop. With the exception of six years spent in California in his early married life, he lived his entire life in Montgomery and Callaway counties. He died at his home west of Montgomery City on July 24, 1931, at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 11 days. He was a direct descendent of James Bishop, who came to America with the Penn colony and who afterward married Elizabeth Penn, a sister of Wm Penn, the founder of the colony. Samuel A., a grandson of this marriage and grandfather of Judge Bishop, settled in Callaway county in 1835. Judge Bishop was at all times interested in public affairs, and was active in support of men whom he favored for official positions and for those principles which he thought to be right. He served at one time as a member of the Montgomery County court. It may be truthfully said that he was a good neighbor and friend to all in his community, and that he was a loving and devoted father. He was married to Alice Hayden on December 24, 1872. To this union ten boys were born, nine of whom grew to manhood, one dying in infancy. Two sons, Eluid A. and Addison, have preceeded him in death. The seven surviving sons are: Wilford G., Samuel Clarence, John W., Harry S., Howell and James M. all of Montgomery county, and Roy C. of Fort Myers, Fla. He is also survived by two brothers, Granville of St Louis, Mo., and John A., of San Antonio, Tex.; two half-brothers, G.W. and C.E. Clement of Wellsville; two half-sisters, Mrs. Ellen Shamby of Clarksville and Mrs. Permelia Bowers of New Florence, and thirty-six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He accepted Christ in his early manhood and became a nember of the Bethel M.E. Church, South, where he continued as a devoted worker until his death. The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon, July 26, at the Bethel church by an old family friend and former pastor, Rev. W.T. May. Burial was in the Bethel cemetery. A host of friends lingered near while the last words were being said. "A good man, devoted husband, father, friend, and citizen has lived, served his generation and gone to his reward. Some day we will meet again."
Obituary Alice (Hayden) Bishop,
Montgomery County, Missouri, 12 Dec 1950
Wellsville Optic News, Montgomery County, Wellsville, Missouri, 15 December 1950 Funeral Services Thursday For Mrs. Alice Bishop, 96. Funeral service for Mrs. Alice Bishop, 96, whose death occurred on Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Emma White, were held Thursday afternoon at the Bethel Methodist Church conducted by Rev. J. C. McDaniel. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery adjoining the church. Mrs. Bishop's death followed a long period of ill health and infirmities due to her advanced age. Mrs. Bishop was a native of Montgomery County. She was born March 20, 1854, the daughter of the late Wilford and Scena Powers Hayden. She was married on December 24, 1872, to Sam Bishop, whose death occurred on July 19, 1931. Aside from a short time spent in the state of California their entire life was spent in Montgomery County. They were the parents of ten sons, three of whom preceded her in death. They are Addison and E. A. Bishop and a son who died in infancy. The seven surviving sons are: James M., Howell, William, Clarence and John of the Montgomery City community, Harry of Middletown, and Roy of St. Petersburg, Fla. Other survivors include 36 grandchildren, fifty-three great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Mrs. Bishop was one of Wellsville's oldest residents. Her mother, the late Mrs. Scena Hayden, lived to one hundred years of age. She lived on what is now the James Bishop farm. A sister of Mrs. Bishop's the late Mrs. Martha Clement, lived to be 95 years old. Mrs. Bishop and her family have many friends in the community as well as in the entire community.