Friday, January 13, 2012

Photo Number 766

This is a photo from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
RS Bishop DL Antiques
RS Bishop Back DL antiques
It is marked R. S. Bishop.  

Bishops were very wealthy farmers from North Dakota.  Possibly he is part of that family. 

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Update from Abra:
1910 Federal Census has Reynolds at age 4, living with his parents, Jay and Emma, in Cassleton, ND. His father is a life insurance salesman.

1920 Federal Census: Reynold is 14, living in Cassleton, ND, with his parents Jay and Emma, and 4 year old sister Marvel. His father is a self- employed life insurance agent.

1925 ND Census:
Reynolds S. Bishop, 19, is listed in the household of his parents, Jay and Emma Bishop (family 131) in the city of Cassleton. There is also a Marvel A. Bishop, female, age 9. However, he is found on another census page for Fargo. There is no address listed, but Reynolds Bishop, age 19, is living in dwelling # 3, and is listed as family #14. Family #13, also of dwelling #3 is Phila Corcoran, age 53, and her daughter, Alice, age 19.(this is important—see next census). Also living in dwelling #3 is family # 14, George (30), Lena (31), and Lois (4) Holicky. There is no other information given, so not sure if it is a house with boarders, or some sort of apartment complex.

1930 Federal Census: Reynolds S Bishop, born 1906 in ND, living in Fargo, Cass, North Dakota. He is head of household and has a wife, Alice, same age, as well as a 2 ½ year old daughter, Phila, AND a mother-in-law, Phila Corcoran, age 60. Reynolds is a department manager in the Life Insurance Industry. (I think his occupation fits with the picture!)



This photo went Full Circle 44 on Jan 31, 2012 

7 comments:

  1. He is truly well groomed.

    His penmenship isn't too horrid either.

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  2. If this is a North Dakota gent, it might be Reynold S. Bishop (1905-1974) buried in Casselton Cemetery Casselton Cass County North Dakota.

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    1. Most likely that is him...but with just initials it is not certain:(

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  3. He has that air of a wealthy gentleman. I have yet to meet a poor farmer. Many of my relatives were farmers and they were doing pretty well from what I could tell and still are. Where are all these "poor farmers" that they talk about? LOL!

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  4. I have a gut feeling that Iggy has this one pinned. I will share what I found, and you can see if this fits the picture. I will send a message to a couple people that have him in their tree to see if they can confirm(fingers crossed). I can only find info on one child and she has passed.


    1910 Federal Census has Reynolds at age 4, living with his parents, Jay and Emma, in Cassleton, ND. His father is a life insurance salesman.

    1920 Federal Census: Reynold is 14, living in Cassleton, ND, with his parents Jay and Emma, and 4 year old sister Marvel. His father is a self- employed life insurance agent.

    1925 ND Census:
    Reynolds S. Bishop, 19, is listed in the household of his parents, Jay and Emma Bishop (family 131) in the city of Cassleton. There is also a Marvel A. Bishop, female, age 9. However, he is found on another census page for Fargo. There is no address listed, but Reynolds Bishop, age 19, is living in dwelling # 3, and is listed as family #14. Family #13, also of dwelling #3 is Phila Corcoran, age 53, and her daughter, Alice, age 19.(this is important—see next census). Also living in dwelling #3 is family # 14, George (30), Lena (31), and Lois (4) Holicky. There is no other information given, so not sure if it is a house with boarders, or some sort of apartment complex.

    1930 Federal Census: Reynolds S Bishop, born 1906 in ND, living in Fargo, Cass, North Dakota. He is head of household and has a wife, Alice, same age, as well as a 2 ½ year old daughter, Phila, AND a mother-in-law, Phila Corcoran, age 60. Reynolds is a department manager in the Life Insurance Industry. (I think his occupation fits with the picture!) ~Abra

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  5. Hey....I was just skimming through some of the old photos and I just realized that you have a photo of Phila Emma Bishop (photo 660), his daughter, if this is Reynold S. Bishop. Cool. I will send a follow up message to the folks that have them in their family trees. ~Abra

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  6. This photo along with Phila's Photo number 660 were mailed off today Jan 20 2012 to Mae and Stephen relatives of the Bishops. It is a small world, Mae and Stephen are old next door neighbors of ours from when we lived in North Dakota:)

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