Womer Cemetery ~ James William Bishop ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Bishop, James William
LAST: Bishop FIRST: James MID: William
BORN: 12 Jan 1909 DIED: 4 Jan 2000 BURIED:  (Womer Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Boulder Creek, California
DEATH PLACE: Falls City, Polk Co, Oregon

1910 CA CENSUS – James W. Bishop (1y, b California) enumerated with parents Schooler E. (47y, b Iowa, married 4y, third marriage, occupation farmer) and Rosa E. (37y, b Minnesota, married 4y, first marriage, mother of 2 children, 1 living at time of census) and 2 half-siblings, Marion O. Bishop (19y, b Colorado) and Ethel E. Bishop (11y, b Iowa)

1920 CA CENSUS – James W. Bishop (11y, b California) enumerated with father S.E. (57y, b Iowa, widowed, occupation carpenter) and grandmother Mary E. Bishop (84y, b Ohio, widowed)

1930 CA CENSUS – James W. Bishop (21y, b California, occupation laborer) enumerated with half-brother Marion O. Bishop (39y, b Colorado, first married at age 36y, occupation farmer),  Marion’s wife Clorinda (49y, b California, first married at age 19y) and 2 cousins, Raymond Castro (20y, b California, occupation laborer) and Minnie Castro (12y, b California)

1940 CA CENSUS – James W. Bishop (31y, b California, occupation gardener, living in same place in 1935) enumerated with wife Mary Louise (33y, b Ohio, living in rural San Diego co, California in 1935); with them was a ward, George Morris (11y, b California, 1935 residence unknown)


James W. Bishop, Jan. 12, 1909-Jan. 4, 2000

James “Jim” William Bishop of Falls City died at his home on Jan 4. He was 90. Born in Boulder Creek, Calif, to Schooler and Rosa Sloan Bishop, he grew up in the Santa Cruz, Calif, area. He moved to Armona, Calif, where he graduated from boarding school. He married Mary Place in Santa Cruz on June 14, 1938. The couple moved to Oregon in 1940. He worked for the Oregon Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Church for many years, retiring in 1974. He settled in Falls City, where he lived until his death. He enjoyed camping and the outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Mary, of Falls City; a son, Ed Bishop of Salem; a daughter, Julee Bishop of Falls City; and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held Jan 7 at Womer Cemetery in Pedee. A memorial service was held Jan 8 at the Falls City Seventh Day Adventist Church under the direction of Bollman Funeral Home.

Itemizer Observer, Wednesday, January 12, 2000, 10A:3-4


[cemetery place marker]

James Bishop

1909 - 2000



1910 CA CENSUS (Santa Cruz co, Feltoin, ED 124, sheet 10B)

1920 CA CENSUS (Santa Cruz co, Aptos, ED 221, sheet 2A)

1930 CA CENSUS (Santa Cruz co, Watsonville, ED 32, sheet 2B)

1940 CA CENSUS (Santa Cruz co, Santa Cruz, ED 44-19, sheet 5B)

IO, 12 Jan 2000, 10A:3-4