Bishop, Arthur J. [John] (1863 or 1870-1934)

Arthur J. Bishop was a confectioner who lived at 1180 Denman Street in 1911. His business was nearby, at 1791 Davie Street.

The information available for Mr. Bishop is not completely clear. It appears that he may be Arthur John Bishop, who was born in England, possibly in 1863, 1867, or 1870. His father may have been Edward Bishop; his mother may have been Emily Sarah Gorton.

In addition to (or instead of) being a confectioner, his primary occupation was as an accountant. His wife’s name may have been Mary. She may also (or instead) have been called Ellen or Edith (and who was born in January or June 1886). If so, he had a daughter named Doreen, who was born in August 1908 in Ireland. The family came to Canada in 1910.

It appears that Mrs. Bishop died between 1911 and 1916. When Arthur John Bishop enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War, he said that he was a widower, and that he was born in Stafford, England on December 25, 1870. He listed seven-year-old Doreen as his next of kin. Doreen’s address was 249 Kennedy Street in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

There is only one female person named Bishop who died in British Columbia between 1910 and 1916. This person was Mary Bishop, who died in Vancouver on July 6, 1912.

After the war, Arthur returned to Canada. In all, he was an accountant in British Columbia for about 20 years. In early 1934, he was living with his daughter, Patricia Doreen Williams, at 1531 Haro Street. Arthur died in Vancouver on April 15, 1934. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Arthur had one daughter.

 

Patricia Doreen Bishop

Doreen Patricia Bishop was born about 1904 in Dublin, Ireland. On September 3, 1929, in Vancouver, she married Frederick Augustus Williams. He was born on September 8, 1906, in Spokane, Washington. His father was Thomas Augustus Williams; his mother was Rose Westover. Doreen gave her parents as John Bishop (who was born in England) and Ellen Seeds (who was born in Ireland).

At the time of the marriage, Doreen was employed as a waitress; she was living at 1130 Robson Street in Vancouver, which was the home of Mrs. Cora P. Purdon. (Cora Pearl Purdon (1889-1979) had been married in 1913 to Robert Lloyd Purdon (1885-1972), but they were divorced. Robert Purdon was living at 1139 Pendrell Street, and was working as a mail porter for the post office. He was also an inventor.)

During part of the 1930s, Frederick was employed as a waiter. Doreen’s marriage to Frederick ended in divorce in Victoria, British Columbia, on November 6, 1936. Frederick later married Lyda Mary Simpson. Frederick died in Tulameen, British Columbia, on September 15, 1963. [Tulameen is north of Princeton, British Columbia; Tulameen, Widipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulameen; Tulameen: http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/27625.html.]

At this time, no further information is available for Doreen Patricia Bishop.

 

Sources

 

Arthur John Bishop

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/261T-357 : accessed 02 Jul 2014), Arthur John Bishop, 1863. [Possible connection.]

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 3 Vancouver City, page 7, family 64, lines 10-13; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63741&highlight=10&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+A+Bishop

Canadian Expeditionary Force: Name: BISHOP, ARTHUR JOHN; Regimental Number: 760212; Date of Birth: 25/12/1870; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 755 – 21; Item Number: 45007; https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=45007.

Private Arthur John Bishop, http://canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=90342.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGF-2YT : accessed 02 Jul 2014), Arthur John Bishop, 15 Apr 1934; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13150, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952856.

Arthur John Bishop, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 16, 1934, page 13: “Bishop – Passed away in the Shaughnessy Military Hospital, April 15, 1934, Arthur John Bishop, late of 121st Battalion, survived by his sorrowing daughter, Mrs. F. Williams. Vespers at St. James Church this evening at 7:30 p.m. Requiem 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Canon W.C. Cooper officiating. Interment returned soldiers’ plot. S.R. Bell Funeral Home in charge.”

Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver: BISHOP, Arthur John; date of death: Apr-15-1934; burial plot: HORNE2/*/15/001/0009.

 

Mary (possible wife of Arthur John Bishop)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKM-T93 : accessed 02 Jul 2014), Mary Bishop, 06 Jul 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13099, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927127.

Mary Bishop, obituary, Vancouver Province, July 6, 1912, page 35: “Bishop – The death occurred this morning of Mrs. M. Bishop. The remains have been removed to Center & Hanna’s parlors, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.”

Mary Bishop, obituary, Vancouver World, July 8, 1912, page 19: “Bishop: The funeral of Mary Bishop, who died on the 6th , will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the parlors of Center & Hanna. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery.”

Mary Bishop, funeral notice, Vancouver Sun, July 9, 1912, page 14: “Bishop – The funeral of Mary Bishop will take place this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the parlors of Center & Hanna. Rev. Langford will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain View cemetery.”

Mary Bishop, obituary, Vancouver Province, July 9, 1912, page 20: “Bishop – The funeral of the late Mary Bishop took place this afternoon at 2 o’clock this afternoon from Center & Hanna’s chapel to Mountain View cemetery, Rev. F.W. Langford officiating.”

Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver: BISHOP, Mary; date of death: Jul-06-1912; burial plot: JONES/*/08/009/0013.

 

Doreen Patricia Bishop (daughter of Arthur John Bishop)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD87-5R2 : accessed 02 Jul 2014), Frederick Augustus Williams and Doreen Patricia Bishop, 03 Sep 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13758, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074554. [Note handwritten reference on the copy of the marriage certificate: to dissolution of marriage: “Marriage dissolved at Victoria, B.C., November 6, 1936, File No. D.C.O. 2967 – – Sept. 30, 1940.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB4-SBL : accessed 02 Jul 2014), Thomas Augustus William in household of Fredrick Augustus Williams, 15 Sep 1963; citing Tulameen, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13263, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033587.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD88-6NV : accessed 02 Jul 2014), Wilfred Blinkhorn and Alberta Olive Williams, 09 Dec 1924; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13747, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074317. [Probably a sister of Frederick Augustus Williams.][ handwritten reference on the copy of the marriage certificate: to dissolution of marriage: “Marriage dissolved at Vancouver, B.C., November 22, 1935, File No. D.C.O. 327 – – February 5, 1936.”]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1F-N74 : accessed 02 Jul 2014), Thomas Augustus Williams in household of Alberta Campbell, 03 Dec 1982; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13625, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051931. [Probably a sister of Frederick Augustus Williams.]

 

Cora Pearl Milligan (née Milligan) (operator of rooming house where Doreen Patricia Bishop was living in 1929)

News of Special Interest to Women, Manitoba Free Press, Winnipeg, June 17, 1913, page 9: [Wedding of Cora Pearl Milligan and Robert Lloyd Purdon]: http://newspaperarchive.com/ca/manitoba/winnipeg/winnipeg-free-press/1913/06-17/page-9. “An interesting and pretty wedding was solemnized on Saturday last at the Olivet Baptist church, St. James, when Cora Pearl Milligan was united to Mr. Robert Lloyd Purdon. The Rev. R. McCaul officiated and Miss Ella Archibald presided at the organ. . . . The bride was attended by Miss Elsie Milligan . . . Later on in the day the happy couple left for Kenora where the honeymoon will be spent. On returning to the city Mr. And Mrs. Purdon will reside at 737 Home street. The groom’s gift to the bride was a pearl necklace and to the bridesmaid a pearl ring.”

Manitoba Marriage Registrations: Registration Number 1913-035062, Place of Marriage: Assiniboia; Date of Marriage: 14/06/1913; Robert Lloyd Purdow [sic] and Cora Pearl Milligan.

United Kingdom patents: Assignee: Robert Lloyd Purdon; IPC: A47C 17/00, Publication Number: 218496 (A); Application Date: July 17, 1923; Publication Date: July 10, 1924; 1; Improvements in and relating to beds – DirectoryPatent.com; http://www.directorypatent.com/GB/218496-a.html

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTC-W6V : accessed 02 Jul 2014), Robert Lloyd Purdon, 03 Jun 1972; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13317, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034300.

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