Individual Record 2639

Name}   Bishop, Erma Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa   5 Dec 1908  B Place} Holden, Millard, Utah
Marr.: Date} Exa  16 May 1934 Place} Salt Lake LDS Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  16 Dec 1972 Place} Cedar City, Iron, Utah
Burial: Date} Exa  21 Dec 1972 Place} Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1891=Genealogy
Source 2} 1783=Birth certif
Source 3} 765 = 1910 USA cen
Source 4} 766 = 1920 USA cen
Source 5} 1896=Church recrd
Source 6} 767 = 1930 USA cen
Source 7} 1725=Marriage rec
Source 8} 1893=1940 USA cen
Source 9} 1735=S.S. record
Source 10}1897=Obituary
Source 11}1894=Cemetery rec
Source 12} 
Parents: } John Avery Bishop & Lemira Louisa Walker
   Relationship No.} 146
1st Household No.} 780 = Delta, Millard, Utah
      Occupation 1} Missionary
       Occupation 2} Housewife
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Stephenson, Anthony William
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Erma Bishop was born 5 Dec 1908 in Holden, Millard, Utah.  She was the first child of John Avery Bishop and Lemira Louisa Walker.  Her father was a school teacher, and her mother a housewife.

In the 1910 U.S. census, Erma, 17 months, was living with her parents in Burtner*, Millard, Utah.  They owned their own farm with a mortgage.  Both of her parents were school teachers in the local school district.  The census enumerated them next to the Anthony E. Stephenson household.  Erma would later marry one of the sons, Anthony W. Stephenson.  *The name of the town was changed to Delta in 1911.

Erma was joined by four brothers:  Avery Alvin, born in 1913, Francis Walker, in 1916, Mohonri Moreancumer, in 1917, and John Abram, in 1919.

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

Erma's sister Lemira was born in 1921, followed by two more, Ava and Ora Mae.  In May 1929, Erma was called to be a missionary for the LDS church.  She left Delta on 18 May 1929 to serve in the Southwestern States, returning home on 9 Jul 1930.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Delta (Town), Millard, Utah, Erma's parents owned their own home, valued at $3,000. and had a radio set.  Although they did not live on a farm, her father John was a farmer, doing general farming on his own account.  The 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.  Alvin, Frank, Mahonri, John and Lemira were attending school.

Erma Bishop married Anthony Stevenson on 16 May 1934 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.  In the 1940 U.S. census, Erma, 30, and her husband Anthony, 33, were living in Delta, Millard, Utah.  Her husband was a high school teacher.  Erma had completed 1 year of college.  They had two children, A. Ray, 5, and and Patricia, 4 months.  Their son John R. was born was born after the census.

By 1945, Erma and Anthony had moved to Cedar City, Iron, Utah, which served as their life long residence.  Erma was active in many organizations, including the Southern Utah State College Ladies Faculty Association, the Cedar City Lady Lions, and the Cedar City Community Art Association.  Her husband became a professor at Southern Utah State College.

Erma died 16 Dec 1972, at the age of 64, in a hospital in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.  Her funeral was held 21 Dec 1972 in the Cedar City Second Ward Chapel.  She is buried in the Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah.
Time of Birth} 2:00 a.m. Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} Exa  3 Jun 1917 Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Erma Stephenson
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} College, 1 yr         or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                     for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 28 May 2016
Date Created}  14 Feb 2005
Copyright © 2016 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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