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 previous. 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 relatives.
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.
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