Bishop, Ida Mary (1870-1939)

Ida Mary Bishop lived at 1974 Georgia Street in 1915 and 1916, and at 1961 1/2 Georgia Street in 1917 and 1918.

 

Early Life

Ida Mary Bishop was born on March 4, 1870, in Sackville, New Brunswick. It appears that her parents were Charles and Annie Patterson.

On December 11, 1889, in Boston, Massachusetts, she married Howard Archibald Bishop, who was a car conductor. He was born in Greenwich, near Wolfville, Nova Scotia, on August 27, probably in 1869 (although he gave his birth year as 1874 when he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War). Howard’s parents were Edward DeWolfe Bishop and Anna Prentice Witter.

From the early 1890s to the early 1900s, Howard and Ida lived in or near Boston. In 1900, they were in Somerville, as Boston suburb. Howard was employed in a “provision store.”

 

To Vancouver

Howard first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1906. He was living at the rear of 795 Nicola Street; he was a painter, with a business at 719 Nicola Street.

By 1907, he was a fish dealer, living at 627 Homer Street.

In 1909, he was a clerk with James Atkins, who was a butcher at 699 Hamilton Street.

By 1912, some members of the Bishop family were living at 1974 Georgia Street.

In 1913, Howard was a department manager at H.A. Edgett and Company at the corner of Pender and Cambie Streets.

 

Military Service

In December 1915, Howard enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War.

 

Return to Vancouver and Later Life

By 1920, Howard had a business as a produce dealer at 900 Granville Street. He was living at no. 2, 1846 Commercial Drive. He continued to work in the grocery business until about 1940.

In 1939, Howard and Ida were living at 1215 Richards Street.

Ida died in Vancouver on April 19, 1939. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1939, page 4, column 4.

 

Howard died in Vancouver on October 8, 1941. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, October 10, 1941, page 5, column 4.

 

Howard and Ida had the following children.

 

Dexter DeWolfe Bishop

Dexter DeWolfe Bishop was born on February 22, 1891, in Somerville, Massachusetts.

He worked in the grocery business. He did not marry.

On July 30, 1915, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He died of wounds on on June 5, 1916, and he was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 21, 1916, page 2, column 3.

 

Vancouver Daily World, June 2, 1917, page 9, column 5.

 

 

Eleanor (“Nellie”) Augusta Gwendolyn Bishop

Eleanor (“Nellie”) Augusta Gwendolyn Bishop was born in Brookline, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts on July 31, 1892.

She served as a nurse with the Canadian military forces during the First World War.

On August 1, 1919, in London, England, she married Edgar Harold Snider.

 

Vancouver Daily World, May 22, 1919, page 6, column 2.

 

 

Vancouver Province, August 30, 1919, page 8, column 8.

 

Edgar died in Hamilton, Ontario on April 10, 1946.

 

Ottawa Citizen, April 11, 1946, page 20, column 2.

 

Nellie died in Brantford, Ontario on March 23, 1989.

 

Howard Kenneth Bishop (also called Kenneth Milton Bishop)

Howard Kenneth Bishop (or Kenneth Milton Bishop) was born on January 9, 1897, in Somerville, Massachusetts. On June 6, 1916, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He later went to Alert Bay, British Columbia, where he became a lumberman.

On December 26, 1924, in Vancouver, he married Jean McLean Brownlee (née McPhail). She was born on September 5, 1900, in McLeod, Alberta. Her parents were Donald George McPhail and Janet Bowes.

 

Vancouver Province, January 2, 1925, page 11, column 3.

 

Donald George McPhail died in 1940.

 

Ottawa Journal, November 30, 1940, page 14, column 2.

 

Kenneth’s and Jean’s marriage ended in divorce on October 25, 1939.

Kenneth later became an accountant with Broughton Straits Lumber and Trading Company.

In the mid-1950s, he moved to Telegraph Cove, British Columbia.

He died in Telegraph Cove on January 4, 1957. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 8, 1957, page 26, column 3.

 

Jean died in Vancouver on May 22, 1982.

Kenneth and Jean had a son, Douglas Bishop and two daughters: Gloria Jean Bishop (1927-2001), and Elenora Bishop, who married J.C. Kelly.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 5, 2011, page C10, column 2.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, June 3, 1989, page F5, column 8.

 

 

Ancestry.com. Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013; Reference Number: nwwtcmcv55b_659. Name: Eleanora Bishop; Marriage Date: 22 Oct 1955; Marriage Place: Whatcom, Washington, USA; Date Recorded: 24 Oct 1955; Spouse: John Kelly [possible connection].

 

Sources

Edward DeWolf Bishop (father of Howard Archibald Bishop)

Edward DeWolf Bishop (1836–1901); Birth: 1 JAN 1836, Greenwich, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; Death: 9 APR 1901, New Minas, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

 

Anna Prentice Witter (mother of Howard Archibald Bishop)

Anna Prentice Witter (1835–1933); Birth: 8 JUL 1835, Canaan, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; Death: 6 JAN 1933, Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

 

Howard Archibald Bishop

Howard Archibald Manning Bishop (1870–); Birth: 27 AUG 1870, Greenwich, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; Death: Vancouver, BC (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M48B-YB7 : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Howard Bishop in household of Edwd D Bishop, Wolfville, King’s, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 19, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10541, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2229129.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV6B-GF9 : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Howard Bishop in household of Edw D Bishop, Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 7; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13173, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375809.

“Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4SN-KP1 : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Howard A. Bishop and Ida M. Patterson, 11 Dec 1889; citing 261, Boston, Massachusetts, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1415227.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9TF-CR7 : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Howard A Bishop, Somerville city Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 13A, family 299, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240665.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=45160: Name: BISHOP, HOWARD A; Regimental Number: 760590; Date of Birth: 27/08/1874; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 757 – 60; Item Number: 45160

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2G-F8L : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Howard Archibald Bishop, 08 Oct 1941; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13172, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953632.

Howard A. Bishop, obituary, Vancouver Sun, October 11, 1941, page 9: “Howard Archibald Bishop, 71, of 1215 Richards Street, died Wednesday in hospital. Born in Nova Scotia, Mr. Bishop lived here 25 years. He leaves one son, Kenneth; one daughter, Mrs. H. Snider, in Ontario; two brothers, Fletcher, Vancouver; Manley, in Maine, U.S.A.; three sisters, Mrs. L. Dunconson, Wolfville, N.S.; Mrs. W.S. Pion, Middleton, N.S.; Mrs. W.O. Bishop, Wolfville Ridge, N.S. Last rites rill be performed at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, in Center and Hanna’s Chapel; burial, Mountain View Cemetery.”

Howard Archibal [sic] Bishop, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 11, 1941, page 20; Vancouver Province, October 11, 1941, page 25 [Essentially same information as obituary notice, above.]

 

Ida Mabel Patterson (wife of Howard Archibald Bishop)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL21-FLF : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Ida Mabel Bishop, 19 Apr 1939; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13165, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953625.

“Mrs. Ida Bishop,” Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1939, page 4: “Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Mabel Bishop, 69, who died at her home, 1215 Richards Street, on Tuesday, will be conducted by Rev. Elbert Paul in Center & Hanna’s Chapel at 11 a.m. Saturday; interment, family plot Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Bishop was born in Sackville, N.B., and lived here 35 years. Surviving are her husband, Howard A. Bishop,. One sone, Kenneth at Bella Bella; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Snider, in Toronto; two brothers, Clifford and Clayton Patterson, in New Brunswick.”

Ida Mabel Bishop, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1939, page 21; Vancovuer Province, April 21, 1939, page 121 [Essentially same information as obituary notice, above.]

 

Dexter DeWolfe Bishop (son of Howard Archibald Bishop)

“Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXND-S8Q : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Dexter D. Bishop, 22 Feb 1891; citing Somerville, Massachusetts, 106 pg 331, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1651216.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9TF-CR4 : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Dexter D Bishop in household of Howard A Bishop, Somerville city Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 13A, family 299, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240665.

Private Dexter De Wolfe Bishop, http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?Id=24456.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=45053; Name: BISHOP, DEXTER DE WOLFE; Regimental Number: 463240; Date of Birth: 27/02/1891; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 756 – 14; Item Number: 45053

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: BISHOP, DEXTER De WOLFE; Rank: Private; Service No: 463240; Date of Death: 05/06/1916; Regiment/Service: Canadian Pioneers; 3rd Bn.; Grave Reference: VII. B. 13A.; Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY.

 

Eleanor(“Nellie”) Augusta Gwendolyn Bishop (daughter of Howard Archibald Bishop)

Eleanor Augusta Gwendolyn Bishop (1892–1989); Birth: 31 JUL 1892, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA; Death: 23 MAR 1989, Brantford, Ontario (ancestry.ca).

Eleanor A G Bishop (31 July 1892 – 23 March 1989); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GSKX-7Y7.

“Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXWW-2TS : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Nellie Augusta Bishop, 31 Jul 1892; citing Somerville, Massachusetts, 359, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1651219.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9TF-CRH : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Nellie A Bishop in household of Howard A Bishop, Somerville city Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 13A, family 299, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240665.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Bishop, Eleanor Augusta Gwendolyne; Rank: NS; Date of Birth: 1890-07-31; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 756 – 28; Item Number: 45067; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=45067; Digitized service file: https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item//?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B0756-S028.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26VD-2LR : 13 December 2014), Eleanor A G Bishop and null, 1919; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1919, quarter 1, vol. 1A, p. 945, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1V-SKQ4 : 10 December 2019), Eleanor A G Bishop Snider, ; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 147505980, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147505980: “Eleanor A G Bishop Snider; Birth: 30 Jun 1892; Death: 23 Mar 1989 (aged 96); Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID:147505980.”

 

Edgar Harold Snider (husband of Eleanor (“Nellie”) Augusta Bishop)

Edgar Harold Snider (1895–1946); Birth: 5 APR 1895, Aurora, York, Ontario; Death: 8 APR 1946, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Edgar Harold William Snider (5 April 1895 – 10 April 1946); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MHM8-GBK.

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL75-M72 : 13 February 2020), Edgar Harold Snider, 1895.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM6P-DLK : 9 August 2017), Edgar Harold Snider, 05 Apr 1895; citing Birth, Aurora, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,130,574.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHPM-TLS : 16 December 2019), H Edgert Snider in household of A John Snider, York (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XQ-V2P : 16 March 2018), Harold Snider in entry for Harriet Snider, 1911; citing Census, Toronto West Sub-Districts 1-26, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,528.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26VK-Z18 : 13 December 2014), Edgar H Snider and null, 1919; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1919, quarter 1, vol. 1A, p. 945, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-HP4P : 13 December 2015), Edgar Harold Snider, 1946; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 122309004, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/122309004: “Edgar Harold Snider; Birth: 5 Apr 1895; Canada; Death: 10 Apr 1946 (aged 51); Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 122309004.

 

Howard Kenneth Bishop (also called Kenneth Milton Bishop) (son of Howard Archibald Bishop)

“Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXXJ-5LV : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Howard Kenneth Bishop, 09 Jan 1897; citing Somerville, Massachusetts, , Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1843699.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9TF-CRC : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Howard K Bishop in household of Howard A Bishop, Somerville city Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 13A, family 299, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240665.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=45211; Name: BISHOP, KENNETH M; Regimental Number: 516270; Date of Birth: 09/01/1897; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 758 – 46; Item Number: 45211

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD88-6FV : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Kenneth Milton Bishop and Jean Mclean Brownlee, 26 Dec 1924; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13747, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074317. [Note on certificate: “Marriage dissolved at Vancouver, B.C. on October 25, 1939. File No.: D.C.O. 2482.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL57-Q2T : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Kenneth Milton Bishop, 04 Jan 1957; citing British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13231, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033147.

Kenneth M. Bishop, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 8, 1957, page 26; Vancouver Province, January 8, 1957, page 26: “Bishop – Passed away at Telegraph Cove, B.C., January 3, 1957, Kenneth M. Bishop, aged 57 years. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. William (Gloria) Trembath, of Venezuela, and Mrs. J.C. (Eleanor) Kelly, Vancouver,; a son, Douglas Bishop, with the R.C.A.F. in Naples. Funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 9, 3 p.m., in Nunn and Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Rev. G. Stanley Packham, D.D., officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL16-LPF : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Jean Mcphail Bishop, 22 May 1982; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13620, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051741.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLK-227 : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Irene Bishop, 30 Mar 1925; citing British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13127, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927304; Registration Number: 1925-09-355147 [Note: in 2020 this record does not appear on the British Columbia Archives site: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy.]

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