Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bishop, Charles H. 1854-1931 Edmeston Obituary

Bishop, Charles H. 1854-1931 Edmeston Obituary

Charles Bishop Passes Away at Home in Edmeston

Deceased Was Prominent figure in History of Baseball
at Village Funeral to Be Held Today

Edmeston, Dec. 25---Charles H. Bishop, prominent sportsman and job printer of this village, died Wednesday morning at 1:30 o'clock after a long illness. Mr. Bishop had been in ill health for the past two years. He was 77 years old.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock in the F. H. Gates Undertaking parlors. Burial will be in Union cemetery.
Mr. Bishop was born in Morris in 1854 and was the son of Lewis and Julia Bishop. He came to Edmeston 45 years ago and for a short time taught school here. He then entered the grocery business and later opened a drug store here. For the last 15 years he has been engaged in the job printing business. He was married to Levina Chamberlain in 1893. She died in 1910. Mr. Bishop was an ardent baseball fan and for many years was identified with this sport in the village. He was the official scorer of all the important games played by teams representing Edmeston with other communities and was also one of the original sponsors of the game and the formation of a baseball club in this village. For the last 15 years he had made his home at the Gaskin house.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harry Prell of Middleburg, and three grandchildren.

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