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
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)
[Submitted by Nancy (Hale) Lee, Jan 1998]
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
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
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
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.