Individual Record 324

Name}   Bishop, John Avery Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth: Date} Fam 26 Oct 1885 Place} Deseret, Millard, Utah
Marr.: Date} Exa  28 Aug 1907 Place} Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 12 Apr 1962  D Place} Delta, Millard, Utah
Burial: Date} Exa 16 Apr 1962 Place} Delta City Cemetery, Delta, Millard, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   82 = Genealogy
Source 2} 1891=Genealogy
Source 3} 1892=1900 USA cen
Source 4} 1725=Marriage rec
Source 5} 1903=Geog history
Source 6} 765 = 1910 USA cen
Source 7} 845 = Military rec
Source 8} 766 = 1920 USA cen
Source 9} 767 = 1930 USA cen
Source 10} 1893=1940 USA cen
Source 11} 1125=Death certif
Source 12}1806=S.S. record
Source 13}1891=Obituary
Source 14}759 = Cemetery rec
Source 15}1894=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Mahonri Moriancumer Bishop & Jannett Brunson
     Household No.} 779
1st Household No.} 779 = Deseret, Millard, Utah
      Occupation 1} Teacher
       Occupation 2} Farmer
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Walker, Lemira Louisa
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  John Avery Bishop was born 26 Oct 1885 in Deseret, Millard, Utah.  From an early age, he went by his middle name Avery.  He was the second of nine children of Mahonri Moriancumber Bishop and Jannett Brunson.  His father was a polygamist who had an earlier marriage with Mary Amanda Gibbs, also with a family of nine children.
Avery's older brother was Lewis Moriancumer, born 1883 in Deseret, Millard.  In Feb 1886, the family moved to Mexico to avoid the marshals, but returned the next year.  His younger brother Edwin Francis was born in 1887 in Escalante, Garfield.  The family returned to Deseret, where Nelson Monroe was born in 1889, died in 1891.  His older brother Lewis, age 4, died of drowning in the Sevier River in Deseret in 1891.  In June 1891, the family moved to Trout Creek, Nevada, where Avery attended school for the first time.  Additional siblings included Don Taylor, born 1892 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake; Gladys Janett, born 1894 in Hinckley, Millard; and Heber Grant, born 1895 in Hinckley.

In the 1900 U.S. census, Mahonri M. Bishop, 51, and his wife Jennett, 39, were living in Deseret, Millard, Utah.  Mahonri was a farmer who owned the farm free of mortgage.  Jennett had had seven children, five of them then living.  The children were Avery J., 14, Edwin G. 12, Ivar G., 8, Gladys J., 6, and Heber E., 3.  The older three attended school.  Clark Hinckley was born in 1901, and Joseph Layton was born in 1904, both in Hinckley, Millard.

Avery graduated from eighth grade in Hinckley in 1902.  He attended Fillmore High School for two years.  For two years he attended the LDS University in Salt Lake City, where he took a conductors course in leading singing, and sang in the Tabernacle choir and the university quartette.  He finally attended the University of Utah, graduating in 1907.  He returned to the family farm in Hinckley.

John Avery Bishop married Lemira Louisa Walker on 28 Aug 1907 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.  Their first daughter Emma was born in 1908 in Holden, Millard, Utah, where Avery was a teacher.  In 1909, following the failure of a diversion dam, they moved to Burtner*, Millard, Utah, where both continued teaching.

In the 1910 U.S. census, Avery and Lemira were living in Burtner*, Millard, Utah.  They owned their own farm with a mortgage.  Their daughter Erma was 17 months old.  Both Avery and Lemira were school teachers in the local school district.  *The town's name was changed to Delta in 1911.

In 1918, when Avery registered for the World War I draft, the family was living in Delta, Millard, Utah, where Avery was a farmer.

In the 1920 U.S. census, Lemira and Avery are enumerated in Delta (Town), Millard, Utah.  Her husband was a farm manager, working for a wage or salary.  They owned their home free of mortgage.  Their children were Erma, 11, Avery A., 6, Frank W. 3, Mohonri M. 3, and John A., 8 months.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Delta (Town), Millard, Utah, Avery was a farmer, doing general farming on his own account, although they did not live on a farm.  Their children were Erma, 21, Alvin A., 26, Frank W., 13, Mahonri M., 12, John A., 11, Lemira, 8, Ava, 5, and Ora M., 14 months.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Delta, Millard, Utah, Avery and Lemira were living on Center Street 3rd West, the same house as in 1935.  Avery had completed two years of college.  and his wife one year.  Avery was a manager.  Their children still at home included Frances, 23, Mahonri M., 22, John A., 21, Lemira, 18, Ava, 15, and Ora May, 11.

Avery was active in the community, holding positions as a member of the school board, a city councilman (1916 - 1919), Post Master, deputy county assessor, city treasurer and chairman of the Red Cross.  He was active in the LDS church, serving in the Presidency of the Elders and Seventy quorums, as Stake Superintendant of Sunday School, as Ward Clerk, President of High Priests, and as scout leader.  He was active musically, singing in the various choirs, and leading choirs in Fillmore, Hinckley, and Delta.

When crops failed in 1951, Avery worked at Dugway Proving Gound as a warehouseman, then as an inspector in the receiving department.

John Avery Bishop died 12 Apr 1962.  Cause of death was cancer of the prostate.  At the time of his death, they were living at 89 North 300 West, Delta, Utah.  He was buried 16 Aug 1962 in Delta Cemetery, Delta, Millard, Utah.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 2:30 a.m. Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   John Avery Bishop
Confirm. Date}   Photos} John Avery Bishop
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} College, 2 yrs       or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 17 Jun 2016
Date Created}  21 Jan 2005
Copyright © 2016 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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