Individual Record 2641

Name}   Bishop, Francis Walker (Frank) Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 29 May 1916 Place} Delta, Millard, Utah
Marr.: Date} Exa  25 Aug 1943 Place} Springville, Utah, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  10 May 1994 Place} Springville, Utah, Utah
Burial: Date} Fam 14 May 1994 Place} Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes  &
Source 1} 1891=Genealogy
Source 2} 766 = 1920 USA cen
Source 3} 767 = 1930 USA cen
Source 4} 1893=1940 USA cen
Source 5} 1725=Marriage rec
Source 6} 1175=Military rec
Source 7} 1903=Geog history
Source 8} 1905=Newspaper
Source 9} 1901=City directory
Source 10}1018=Death record
Source 11}1806=S.S. record
Source 12}1735=S.S. record
Source 13}1906=Obituary
Source 14}759 = Cemetery rec
Source 15}1894=Cemetery rec
Parents: } John Avery Bishop & Lemira Louisa Walker
   Relationship No.} 146
1st Household No.} 780 = Delta, Millard, Utah
      Occupation 1} Laborer
       Occupation 2} Tire repairman
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Thorpe, Cleo
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Francis Walker Bishop (known as Frank) was born 29 May 1916 in Delta, Millard, Utah.  He was the third child of John Avery Bishop and Lemira Louisa Walker.  His older siblings were Erma, born in 1908, and Avery Alvin in 1913.  They were joined by two brothers:  Mohonri Moreancumer, born 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.  Frank'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, Frank'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.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Delta, Millard, Utah, Frank's family was living on Center Street 3rd West, the same house as in 1935.  His father John was a manager of a cream station.  Francis, 23, the oldest child still at home, had completed one year of college and was a laborer doing odd jobs.  The other children were Mahonri M., 22, John A., 21, both laborers doing odd jobs, and Lemira, 18, Ava, 15, and Ora May, 11.

Frank attended the Utah State Agricultural College.  He married married Cleo Thorpe on 25 Aug 1943 in her family home in Springville, Utah, Utah.  The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Frank enlisted in the U.S. Army at Fort Douglas, Utah, on 7 Sep 1943.  Sent to Europe, he landed on Omaha Beach on 22 Jul 1944.  He served as a medic and was wounded in combat.  As told in A History of Millard County:  "During the German counter-offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge, Frank W. Bishop was caught behind the advancing German front.  He hid by day and dug frozen turnips for sustenance at night until Americans regained the area."  To read his own words of his war experience see "World War II Memories from the History of Francis Walker Bishop" found in FamilySearch.  He was discharged at Fort Douglas on 11 Dec 1945.

While Frank was in the service, his wife Cleo bought property at the mouth of Hobble Creek, on Canyon Road, Springville.  Here they raised eight children.  Frank was employed by Johnson Tire Service, Springville, for over 30 years.  He was a past commander of the American Legion, and active in the LDS Church, serving as high priest and in other positions.

Frank died 10 May 1994 at his home in Springville.  Funeral services were held 14 May 1994 at the Hobble Creek LDS Chapel.  He was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} Fam  5 Jun 1916 Place}   Frank W. Bishop
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Frank W. Bishop
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school         or Top 2 Degrees} Some college
Military: Service} Army - infantry      for the State of} United States
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 23 Jun 2016
Date Created}  14 Feb 2005
Copyright © 2016 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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