Montgomery Standard, Montgomery City, Missouri, 24 July 1925 Oglesby Bishop Accidently Killed. Falls From Barn Loft - Was Dead When Found. Oge Bishop, a prominent horse man of New Florence, was found dead about 7:00 o'clock Wednesday morning in a barn near his home. Mr Bishop had a string of horses, of which he was very fond, and had slept on a cot in the barn loft the night previous. Elmer Clark, who was employed by Mr. Bishop, went to the barn early, and at that time Mr. Bishop was asleep on the cot. Clark went away and returned some time later and found Mr. Bishop lying on the ground floor dead. His head was badly bruised, and it seemed evident he had fallen headlong from the upper story. A coroner's jury brought in a verdict of accidental death. Mr. Bishop had long been a resident of New Florence, and was about 62 years of age. He had always dealt in horses on a large scale, and had at times bought and shipped other live stock. At one time he conducted a livery barn in New Florence. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs Zelma Carpenter, of Pratt, Kansas. Burial will be at New Florence today. (Friday)
Montgomery County Leader, New Florence, Missouri, 31 July 1925 Oglesby Bishop, son of Napoleon and Martha Bishop was born near Howell, St. Charles County, March 1, 1867, died July 22, 1925. He grew to young manhood in Warren County, near Wright City. For the past 33 years he has made his home at New Florence. He at first, after coming to the county engaged in the livery business, but for the past several years has dealt almost exclusively in high quality saddle horses and has sold many at fancy prices. He had become widely known as a horseman and buyers came to look at his fine animals from New York, Boston, Chicago, California, St. Louis and other places. He was one of the best judges of the saddle horse in the State, and was never happier than when training them under the saddle. Mr. Bishop was big hearted, polite and accomodating. He never failed to pass a friendly greeting when you met him and was true to all his friends. He was married on December 13, 1893 to Miss Ida Gott, of this place. One daughter Zelma. now Mrs. Crawford Carpenter, came to bless this union. When just a boy he united with the Methodist Church. Then in 1909 during the pastorate of Rev. W. C. Russell he placed his membership in the methodist church at this place. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, daughter, three sisters, Mrs. Logan of Wright City, Doll and Martha of St. Louis, two brothers, R. N. of Liberal , Kansas and D. S. of Pratt, Kansas. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church last Friday afternoon conducted by the pastor, Rev. John Scholl. Interment was in the New Florence cemetery. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Mr. Bishop was a kind hearted husband and father, and was a friend to everyone, and if he ever harmed anyone it was unintentional, and not of the heart. He will be missed by his family, friends and neighbors and his passing is a great loss to the saddle horse industry of this section of the state. We all realize that a good friend has gone from our midst; gone to come this way no more. To the bereaved family and friends the Ledger extends sympathy in this sad hour. Subject: Greenberry's newly discovered grandchildren Date: 17 Jan 98 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nancy L. Lee) I ran into the Historical Society to try and find a name Gail [Haferkamp] ask me about... I had no luck on her behalf but discovered on an adjoining page what had become of Oglesby Bishop . Remember we saw him as a toddler in the 1870 Census of St. Charles County... This really gives me a lot of leads to follow up on. I tried calling the old couple who currently have saddlehorses in New Florence but they had never heard of Oglesby. I also called Marj Miller who told me there is a Gott file with some information in it up at the building.. Maybe I can follow up on the daughter Zelma from this or contacting the cemetery in case there have been donations. Looks like I really need to concentrate on this branch of the family...especially since I can't let you do all the work... after all we will wear you out. I do wonder if David [Bishop] had ever heard of this family since they were in his neck of the woods?? Nancy Undated newspaper clipping found at the Montgomery County Historical Society; Misc. clippings Volume 6 page 149. Believed to have been published in the Montgomery County Leader, New Florence, MO., July 1925. [see obituary above]
Warrenton Banner, Warren County, Warrenton, Missouri, 7 August 1925 Oglesby Bishop Died at New Florence. Oglesby Bishop, son of Napoleon and Martha Bishop was born in St Charles county March 1, 1867, and died at his home at New Florence July 22, 1925. He grew to young manhood near Wright City in Warren county, and is well known to many of the older citizens of that community. During the past thirty three years he resided at New Florence, and at first engaged in the livery business. Later he dealt in high class saddle horses and sold many at fancy prices. He was considered one of the best judges of saddle horses in the state, and was never happier than when training them under the saddle. He was big hearted and accommodating, and never failed to extend a friendly greeting. Mr. Bishop was married to Miss Ida Gott December 19, 1893, and one daughter came to bless this reunion. He leaves to mourn his death his widow, daughter, three sisters, Mrs. Logan of Wright City, Doll and Martha of St Louis; two brothers R.N. Bishop of Liberal, Kansas, and D.S. Bishop of Pratt, Kans., The funeral services were held in the Methodiest church in New Florence, Rev. John Scholl officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery at that place.
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