Obituary Granville Addison Bishop,
Bell City, Missouri, 15 Apr 1956
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 26 April 1956 G.A. Bishop Dies In Nursing Home. Granville Addison Bishop passed away at the Shetley Nursing Home at Bell City, Missouri on Sunday, April 15, 1956. He had enjoyed good health for his years until four months ago. He was the youngest child of Granville A. and Mary Spears Bishop and was born in Montgomery County, Missouri, March 22, 1860 where he grew to manhood. About 1877 he went west where he spent a number of years during the time of its early development. On December 26, 1906, he was married to Miss Russie Elgin of near Wellsville, and they made their home in Colorado. Following that, he engaged in farming near Wellsville for about ten years, and in 1925 the family moved to St Louis. Due to the ill health of Mrs. Bishop, and Mr. Bishop's advanced age, they went to live with their daughter in 1941. Mr. Bishop is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Oren (Truedell) McMackins of Painton, Missouri; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Ellen Shamby and Mrs. Amelia Brower; a half-brother, George Clement; and a number of nieces and nephews. One sister, Mrs. Jennie Turk (and an infant sister); four brothers, Dave, Beverly, Samuel and John Bishop; and a half-brother, George Clement, preceded him in death. He made a profession of faith in Christ and united with the Hope Baptist Church of Painton, Missouri, on June 7, 1953; where funeral services were held Tuesday with Reverend Earnest Lee, the pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Maple Cemetery of Caruthersville, Missouri, beside Mrs. Bishop, who passed away in 1942. He will be sadly missed by those left behind.
Obituary Russie Effie (Elgin) Bishop,
Clarksville, Missouri, 3 Aug 1942
Wellsville Optic News, Montgomery County, Wellsville, Missouri, 14 August 1942 Mrs. G. A. Bishop, Former Resident of This Vicinity, Died. Mrs. Granville A. Bishop, a resident near Wellsville for several years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oren McMackins, in Clarksville, Mo., in Pike county, August 8, 1942. According to a letter received this week from Mrs. McMackins, Mrs. Bishop requested that her funeral and burial services be held in Caruthersville and "her obituary be published in the Wellsville Optic-News, our home-town newspaper". Russie Effie Elgin was born near Clarksville, Mo., in Pike county, October 18, 1874. When she was 5 1/2 years of age her family moved to Callaway county and the following year to Montgomery county, where she grew to womanhood. She taught several terms of school in the rural communities of this county. She was united with the Baptist church when about 18 years of age but in the later years of her life was a member of the Methodist church. She was married to Granville A. Bishop on December 26, 1906 and they became the parents of one child, a daughter. The early years of their married life were spent in Colorado, then they returned to Wellsville and made their home here until moving to St. Louis in 1925. In June, 1941, Mrs. Bishop's ill health caused them to go to Caruthersville to reside with their daughter, Mrs. McMackins. Survivors are her husband and daughter; three grandchildren, Wallace, Loeta and Carol McMackins of Caruthersville; a sister, Mrs. Emma Estell of St. Louis, and two brothers, Will Elgin of California and Isaac Elgin of St. Louis. Mrs. Bishop is remembered by many of the older residents of Wellsville and nearby communities. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude Elgin who lived in Wellsville for several years.