Obituary Lafayette Bishop,
Wellsville, Missouri, 25 May 1951
Wellsville Optic News, Montgomery County, Wellsville, Missouri, 1 June 1951 Lat Bishop Funeral Was Conducted on Monday. Funeral services for Lafayette (Lat) Bishop, 72, were conducted at two o'clock on Monday afternoon at the Wells Funeral Home with Rev. Oscar Bush in charge. Burial was in Montgomery City. Mr. Bishop died on Friday afternoon at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Hannibal. Death was attributed to a cerrebral hemorrhage, which he suffered on Thursday. He was taken to the hospital on Thursday by ambulance in a serious condition. Mr. Bishop had lived in Wellsville for about seventeen years and followed the carpenter's trade. In recent years he had been general overseer for the Blain property in Wellsville and was well known to the business people of this community, as well as to a wide circle of friends. Lat Bishop was a native of Lincoln County. He was born there on February 26, 1879, the son of the late John A. and Ella Sheets Bishop. He was married on March 12, 1906, to Emma Fisher, who survives. Survivors include his wife of Wellsville; a son, Raymond of Mexico; two daughters, Mrs. John Castleman of Vandalia; and Mrs. Raymond Kaufman of Jefferson City; three brothers, Lank Bishop of St Louis and John and Jeff Bishop of St. Charles; a sister, Mrs. Charles Werges of Vandalia and seven grandchildren.