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Obituary John Booker Bishop,
St Louis, Missouri, 13 Jun 1892

	Mexico Intelligencer, Audrain County, Mexico, Missouri, 16 June 1892

	Booker Bishop Killed.  Word was received from St. Louis last Tuesday
that Booker Bishop, formerly of this city, was killed by the cars in that
city.  Mr. Bishop was a switchman for the Bridge and Tunnel company and
while engaged in his work was run over and killed by the engine.  He is a
well known railroad man, having been employed as conductor on many roads in
the west.  Mrs. Bishop is a sister of Mrs. B.B. Runkle, of this city.

Obituary Martha A (Bransletter) Bishop,
Vandalia, Missouri, 03 Dec 1901

Mexico Evening Ledger, Audrain County, Mexico, Missouri, 4 December 1901

	Mrs. Mattie Bishop Dead.  Mrs. Mattie Bishop died at her home in
Vandalia, Tuesday evening Dec. 3, of diabetis.  She was a most excellent
woman.  She leaves behind her to mourn her loss, a mother, two brothers,
three sisters and seven children, her husband having died several years
	The body was laid to rest in the Mexico Cemetery, Wednesday evening
at 3 o'clock.  Funeral services being conducted at the graveside.
	The Ledger extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved children and

Vandalia Leader, Audrain County, Vandalia, Missouri, 5 December 1901

	Death of Mrs. Bishop.  Miss Martha Bransletter was born Dec 15,
1855.  She united with the Christian church at New Harmony at the age of 16
years under the preaching of Raccoon Smith.
	In October, 1875, she was married to Booker Bishop.  To this union
were born 8 children, seven of whom are living --- four sons and three
daughters.  She lived most of her married life in St Louis and Mexico.  Mr
Bishop was killed by the cars when the children were small and her life has
been one of great struggle.  She has been in poor health for some time but
not until Saturday did she become really ill.  She suffered intensely until
Tuesday when death came to her relief at 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
	The funeral was preached at the residence of Eld. R.D. Chinn and the
remains were taken to Mexico for interment on the 1:30 train Wednesday.

John R and Sophronia (Hunter) Bishop Family