Individual Record 2640

Name}   Bishop, Alvin Avery Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 27 Aug 1913 Place} Delta, Millard, Utah
Marr.: Date} Exa  10 Nov 1938 Place} Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  31 May 1990 Place} Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Burial: Date} Fam  5 Jun 1990 Place} Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1891=Genealogy
Source 2} 766 = 1920 USA cen
Source 3} 767 = 1930 USA cen
Source 4} 1899=1940 USA cen
Source 5} 1900=Newspaper
Source 6} 1004=Index
Source 7} 1901=City directory
Source 8} 1806=S.S. record
Source 9} 1735=S.S. record
Source 0} 759 = Cemetery rec
Source 11}1894=Cemetery rec
Parents: } John Avery Bishop & Lemira Louisa Walker
   Relationship No.} 146
1st Household No.} 780 = Delta, Millard, Utah
      Occupation 1} Irrigation engineer
       Occupation 2} College professor/dean
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Reeder, Anna Beth
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Avery Alvin Bishop (going as A. Alvin Bishop as an adult) was born 27 Aug 1913 in Delta, Millard, Utah.  He was the second child of John Avery Bishop and Lemira Louisa Walker.  He had an older sister Erma, born in 1908.  They were joined by three brothers:  Francis Walker, born 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.  His 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.  Avery's sister Lemira was born in 1921, followed by two more, Ava and Ora Mae.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Delta (Town), Millard, Utah, Alvin's parents owned their own home, valued at $3,000. and had a radio set.  Although they did not live on a farm, his 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.

A. Alvin graduated from college and did post graduate work, becoming an Irrigation Engineer.  In 1938, he was employed as such in the land use planning section of the irrigation engineering division of the Utah Agricultural Experiment station.

Avery Alvin Bishop married Anna Beth Reeder on 10 Nov 1938 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.  They made their home in Logan, Cache, Utah, where they raised their four children.  They also spent some time in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (his Social Security card was issued from that state), and Fort Collins, Colorado.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Alvin A. Bishop, 25, and his wife Anna B., 24, were living on East First North, Logan, Cache, Utah.  Alvin had completed 5 years of college and was a civil engineer working for the government.  He had earned $2,000. in the prior year.

Several newspaper articles follow Alvin's life and career.  He was an Irrigation engineer with the Utah Agricultural Experiment station, later the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; he had his car stolen in 1942; he earned his professional engineer's licence in 1945; he became a professor of Irrigation and Drainage at the Utah State Agricultural College (later known as Utah State University); he traveled extensively world wide, including the West Indies and Romania, consulting on irrigation and drainage; he accompanied and trained foreign engineers when they came to the United States; called Dr. A. Alvin Bishop, he became head of the Agricultural and Irrigation department at USU; and he was appointed chair of the University Drought Committee in the 1977 drought.

Avery Alvin Bishop died 31 May 1990 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.  He was buried 5 Jun 1990 in the Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Avery Alvin Bishop
Confirm. Date}   Photos} A. Alvin Bishop
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Bachelor degree   or Top 2 Degrees} Postgraduate work
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 11 Jun 2016
Date Created}  14 Feb 2005
Copyright © 2016 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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