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Clarence E. Bishop - obituary

The Journal and Republican, Lowville, N. Y. December, **, 1926


Clarence E. Bishop
Died Tuesday at the Masonic Hospital. Utica, Aged 51

Clarence E. Bishop, 51, formerly proprietor of the New Walton, Lyons Falls, died Tuesday at the Masonic Hospital, Utica, where he had been a patient since last July.  Mr. Bishop was born December *, 1874 at Woodville and for many years had been engaged n the hotel business in northern New York.  Of late years he resided in Syracuse.  His first wife, whose maiden name was Ina Seymour, of Martinsburg, was killed several years ago, when Mr. and Mrs. Bishop and another couple drove off the Giddens Bridge near Adams, the car diving into the stream and killing two others beside Mrs. Bishop.
The second wife of Mr. Bishop was Miss Florence Jones, of Syracuse, by whom he is survived.  Funeral services will be held at Pulaski this afternoon.
Cape Vincent Eagle, Thursday, December 9, 1926

Clarence E. Bishop, Dies,  In Utica

On Tuesday of last week Clarence E. Bishop, well known to many in this village, died at the Masonic hospital, at Utica, where he had been receiving treatment for the past few months.
Mr. Bishop, who was 51 yeas old, was born at Woodville, Jefferson county, a son of the late James L. Bishop.  At an early age he embarked in the hotel business, acting as clerk at the Woodruff House, Watertown, for many years.  He aslo acted as clerk at the Pulaski House and the Randall hotel, at Pulaski.  Mr. Bishop and his father conducted the Union House, in this village, for a few years, and later he became manager of the Hotel Carleton.  After leaving the Carleton the family moved to Syracuse.
Mr. Bishop's first wife was killed in an accident a number of years ago, when the automobile driven by Mrs. Bannister crashed through the railing at the Giddings bridge, near Adams.  His second wife, formerly Miss Florence Jones, of Syracuse, survives him.  There are no other near relations with the exception of cousins.
The funeral was held from the Masonic Temple, at Pulaski, Thursday afternoon, the officers of Pulaski  Lodge, F. & A. M., of which the deceased was a member, conducted the Masonic burial service.  Interment was made in the Pulaski Cemetery.

I started researching the Bishop line after I posted the transcription of Jennie Austin's will.  I found many articles on Clarence, James and Mrs. James Bishop.  To date, I have not found an obituary for Nettie Bishop, widow of James L. Bishop.  The last census that enumerates Nettie (Lunette) Bishop is the 1920 US Federal Census.  She is listed in the home of her son, Clarence Bishop in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  This was prior to Clarence' marriage to his second wife.  Interestingly, Clarence' second wife is enumerated as Georgia age 44 in the New York State Census of 1925.  

Clarence' father, James L Bishop was a hotel proprietor and lived in these locations according to the census:
  • 1892 Redfield, Oswego County, New York
  • 1900 Pulaski, Oswego County, New York
  • 1910 West Turin, Lewis County, New York
James L. Bishop died in 1914.  Clarence took over as proprietor and in 1915 is listed as the proprietor of the hotel in Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, NY.   Nettie Bishop preceded her son in death.

One more genealogical mystery remains to be unraveled!  Stay tuned!




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