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James Morton and Marelene Margaret (Dowling) Bishop Family

    Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Missouri, 7 July 1922

James Bishop came in Tuesday from Pittsburg, where he went with the
Cardinals to give the management a chance to look him over.
He signed up with the Cardinals and will go from here to Fort Smith,
Ark., to go into training to keep his arm in condition the balance of
this season.  He expects to go south with the regular team when they go
into training next spring.  After looking the situation over carefully
Jim thinks he will be able to make good, and his many friends here are
hoping he may achieve his ambition to be a star mound artist in the big

Subject: Re: James Bishop Signs With St. Louis  Date: 11 Feb 1998
From: Marjaret J Fullerton

As I understand it Jim Bishop also played with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Subject: Re: Bishop Marriages Found in Clay County Marriage File Boxes (1807-1908)
Date: 13 Feb 1998  To: Newt Bishop wrote:
> Here is a list of the Bishops who were in the Majors
> Bishop,  Frank H. played with Chicago in the United Leauge 1884
> Bishop, Max Frederick played with Philadelphia in the American Leauge from
> 1924-1933 and with Boston in the American Leauge from 1934-1935 career batting
> average was 271 he played with Philadephia in 3 World Series 1929, 1930 and
> 1931. He was born in Waynesboro, PA and died in Waynesboro, PA.
> Bishop Michael David played in 3 games with the Mets in 1983.
> The following players are pitchers.
> Bishop, William Henry Philadelphia American Leauge 1921
> Bishop, William Robinson Pittsburgh American Association and Nationl Leauge
> 1886-1887, Chicago National Leauge 1889
> Bishop, Charles Tuller Philadelphia American 1952-1954, Kansas City American
> Leauge 1955
> Bishop, James Morton Philadelphia National Leauge 1923-1924 (This may be the
> one you are writing about as he was born Jan 28, 1898 in Montgomery City MO
> and died Sept. 20, 1973 in Montgomery City MO.)

Ref: Samuel Calvin and Alice (Hayden) Bishop Family
        This is him!!! as is shown by the following info I have in my genealogy
database...  the best information that I have definitely has his middle
name as "Nowlin"...  this is also shown in a newspaper article which I
have at "How It Was In Days Gone By, Wellsville, Missouri, 11 Aug 1982"
which is a link off the "Samuel Calvin and Alice (Hayden) Bishop Family"
at url shown just above...  looks like he played for the Phillies for
the two years of 1923 and 1924...  now I know that probably the
Montgomery County, Missouri, Montgomery Standard newspaper which is
archived here in Columbia, Missouri, at the Missouri State Historical
Society's Newspaper Library room will probably have some articles in
that time frame...  I have seen them before while looking for
obituaries...  thanks for your information as it has been very
helpful...  :-)...
                James Nowlin BISHOP
                     BIRTH: 28 JAN 1898
                     DEATH: 1973
                Father: Samuel Calvin BISHOP
                Mother: Alice HAYDEN
                Family 1: Marellene DOWLING
                     MARRIAGE: 1933

> Bishop, LLoyd Clifton Cleveland American Leauge 1914
> with the exception of Max Bishop it doesn't look like any of them had a good
> record.  I hope this will help you and it is always a pleasure to look up
> information for anyone.               Newt

[James Nowlin Bishop, youngest son of the Samuel Calvin and Alice (Hayden)
Bishop Family - wfb]