Obituary Shap Bishop,
Montgomery County, Missouri, 5 Jan 1949
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Missouri, 13 January 1949 Aged Colored Man Dies in Jonesburg. Shap Bishop, son of Pitman and Hannah Bishop was born in Warren County, Missouri, April 25, 1873, and died in Jonesburg, Missouri, on January 5, 1949. He was joined in wedlock to Miss Minnie Otie of Price's Branch on October 2, 1902. To this union was born on child - namely Doris Bishop of St. Louis. He leaves to mourn his loss one sister, Mrs Helen Woolrich of Jonesburg, two nieces, Maggie Ricks and Irene Johnson of Jonesburg, two nephews, Rev. A.W. Ricks, D.D. of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Rev. William Hoston of Princeton, Indiana; and a host of friends and relatives. Shap was well liked and highly respected by the people of Jonesburg and Montgomery County and his loss will be keenly felt by all. Rev. Owens of Truesdale conducted services at the Harding Mortuary Friday afternoon. Interment followed in Jonesburg cemetery.