Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Photo Number 660

This is another photo from The Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Phila Emma Bishop 1928 DL
Phila Emma Bishop 1928 Front of folder DL
Christmas 1928  Phila Emma Bishop.
I have heard this name before..Bishop from North Dakota…they were very successful wealthy farmers.

This childs mother ( Grandmother?) was most likely Emma Strehlow Bishop and her father (Grandfather?) J R Bishop.

The photo yesterday may have been her grandfather. ( Great Grandfather)

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Update from crex:

Phila E. Ferguson, Moorhead
Phila E. Ferguson, 74, Moorhead, MN, died Sunday, August 18, 2002, in the Moorhead Health Care Center.
Phila Emma Bishop was born January 30, 1928, in Fargo, ND, the daughter of Reynolds Strehlow Bishop and Alice Corcoran Bishop. She grew up in Casselton, ND, where she attended schools and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946. She was a graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and served as president of Alpha Phi sorority. She taught English and theatre in Twin Falls, ID, and later was a professor of English at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She married Bill Ferguson in 1966. He preceded her in death. Phila had resided at the Moorhead Healthcare Center since 1997.
She is survived by her cousins and their families, whom she considered to be her immediate family.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral service.
Funeral: Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at 2 in the West Funeral Home Chapel, Casselton, ND.
Burial: Casselton Cemetery.

This photo went Full Circle 44 on January 31, 2012


  1. Wow! Jjust look at that cute face, those little hands, and tiny feet. Interesting research too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. She really is beautiful.

  3. Come to think of it... I think I saw a Emma Bishop in the Strehlow family tree....


  4. Thank you to CREX, as his/her info completes the puzzle I was trying to complete this morning. When I stumbled aacross Phila E. Ferguson this a.m., two things didn't match up-her mother's maiden name & her name when she married William Ferguson. CREX answered the 1st question, and I am going to go ahead and assume that Phila was married to someone by the last name Hedner before she married Wm. Ferguson. Everything else I found matched CREX's info. ~Abra

  5. I forgot to add: Blog number 660 seems quite fitting for your special day! Happy Special Birthday, Connie! May you be blessed with many more! ~Abra

  6. Ha! I did see an Emma Bishop in the Strehlow family tree!! I'm nearly as old as you Farside and the memory still works - so there is hope for us yet.



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