Ralph Henry Bishir

Male 1886 - 1944  (58 years)


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  • Name Ralph Henry Bishir  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Birth Nov 1886  Livingston, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Born 6 Dec 1886  Livingston, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Name Ralph R. /Bishir/ 
    Birth 8 Dec 1886  Livingston, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation Auto Salesman (1917), Mechanic (1944)  [6, 8
    Died 27 Dec 1944  Galen, Deer Lodge Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 9
    Person ID I1495  Bishir Family | Jonathan & Elizabeth Bishir, Major Christopher & Susanna/Rebecca Bishir
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2009 

    Father William Frederick Bisher,   b. Abt 1860, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1902, near Livingston, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Alice Gertrude Kirby,   b. 12 May 1866, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1944, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1885  Madison Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Divorced Bef 1900  [1
    Family ID F1107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rose K. Hall,   b. Abt 1888, Scienei Hill, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1905  [2
    Children 
     1. Gertrude M. Bishir,   b. 13 May 1906, Rock Creek, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1920, Meridian, Ada Co., Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     2. D. Thelma Bishir,   b. Abt 1909, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1911, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Stella Seman,   b. 31 Dec 1899, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1976, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1922  [4, 7
    Children 
    +1. Bruce W. Bishir,   b. 1926, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1949, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    BISHIR, Ralph driving early snowplow in 1908 in Livingston, Montana.
    BISHIR, Ralph driving early snowplow in 1908 in Livingston, Montana.
    Photo HIstory of Livingston, Montana by Bill and Doris Whithorn, 1966

    Headstones
    BISHIR, Ralph, Mountainview Cemetery, Livingston, Park Co., Montana
    BISHIR, Ralph, Mountainview Cemetery, Livingston, Park Co., Montana
    Contributed by Cyndi, MTTreeHugger@wmconnect.com

  • Notes 
    • Ralph clearly is related to Ulysses Grant Bisher who lives nearby in Montana. However, in all his records he indicates his parents were both born in Iowa. None of John Henry Bishir's son's married women born in Iowa (so far as we can tell.) By 1900 Ralph is already on his own - a 13 year old farm laborer boarding by himself in Big Timber, Montana. Our best supposition is that Ralph's parents were William T. and Alice Bishir because Alice appears in the 1900 census in Park Co., Montana.

      Ralph and Rose live in Park, Montana in 1910 and Butte, Montana in 1920. Ralph had remarried by 1930 and was living in Lewistown, Fergus Co., Montana.

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      Ralph Bishir, Park Garage Owner, Passes in Galen
      Native of Livingston had Resided in Lewistown for Time

      Livingston, Dec. 30 -- Ralph Bishir, 58, owner and operator of garages and service stations here for a number of years, died. He passed away aftet an illness of several months.

      Mr Bishir was born in Livingston and had resided in Montana all his life. He graduated from high school here and also from Montana State college at Bozeman. He entere the automobile business in 1908. An article in the 1930 Anaconda Standard, describes how he was arrested for riding a motorcycle on the sidewalk - the first such infraction in the town of Livingston. He also won a county motorcycle race.

      He served for a time as sales manager for the Fergus Motor Company in Lewistown. Returning here 12 years ago, he set up his own garage and service station. Two years ago, he bought the Power Service station and was oerating it when taken ill.

      Mr. Bishir married Stella Seman of Bozeman in 1922. She survives, with a son, Bruce Bishir of San Diego, Calif., and a daughter, Beverly.

  • Sources 
    1. [S576] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    2. [S589] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006).

    3. [S597] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    4. [S619] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002).

    5. [S1080] Livingston News.

    6. [S1089] Death Certificate for Ralph Henry Bishir.

    7. [S973] Obituary for Ralph Bishir.

    8. [S95] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    9. [S34] Montana Death Index, 1907-2002.

    10. [S664] Madison Co. Iowa Marriage Records.