Earl Bisher

Male 1892 - 1964  (72 years)


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  • Name Earl Bisher  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 25 Jan 1892  Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Rope Maker, Rope Factory (1920)  [3
    Died Feb 1964  Hillsborough, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Person ID I1606  Bishir Family | Jonathan & Elizabeth Bishir
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2009 

    Father Walter P. Bishir,   b. 28 Jan 1869, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1919, Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Cordelia Pitzer,   b. 29 Jan 1869, Lynchburg, Dodson Twp, Highland Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1943, Springfield, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1887  Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Family ID F850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ivan C. McLain,   b. 6 Feb 1900, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1973, Brandon, Hillsborough, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1922  [2, 6
    Children 
     1. Jason Earl Bisher,   b. 19 Apr 1923, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1998, Brandon, Hillsborough, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1892 - Lynchburg, Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    BISHIR, William 'Ned' - Card from Betty & Ned to Lundy Bishir, 18 May 1963
    BISHIR, William "Ned" - Card from Betty & Ned to Lundy Bishir, 18 May 1963
    Contributed by Judy Kivi
    BISHIR, William 'Ned' - Letter from Ned to Lundy's wife, Mary, 30 Nov 1936. Mentions Earl's son, Jason, and Aunt May [Nanny May Pitzer?] and Aunt Judy in Lynchburg [Wm. Marion Bishir's wife, Judith Boyland?].
    BISHIR, William "Ned" - Letter from Ned to Lundy's wife, Mary, 30 Nov 1936. Mentions Earl's son, Jason, and Aunt May [Nanny May Pitzer?] and Aunt Judy in Lynchburg [Wm. Marion Bishir's wife, Judith Boyland?].
    Contributed by Judy Kivi

  • Notes 
    • Earl lived in Xenia, Ohio with his mother and two sisters prior to WW I. He served in WW I and was gassed, resulting in some disabilities. Earl and Ivan met on a train during World War I. Jason was in uniform and Ivan was in college. They lived in Springfield in 1930. Harold Bisher, his nephew, fondly remembered his Uncle Earl who taught him to hunt. According to Mary Bishir (Lundy's wife) he lived in Brandon, Florida in later life.

      Co F 330 Infantry to 20 Feb 1918; Co I 11 Infantry to Discharge. Private St Mihiel. Wounded In Action severely 16 Sept 1918. American Expeditionary Forces 8 July 1918 to 16 Dec 1918. Honorable discharge 7 Jan 1919.

      The Evening Gazette, Friday, January 10, 1919

      Xenia Boy Wounded in France is Home

      With left little finger and part of the hand gone as a result of being shot away by a piece of shrapnel, Earl Bishir, a former Xenia boy, is back from France. He reached Xenia Thursday, and is a guest of his sister, Mrs. William Anderson of North West street.

      Private Bishir was sent to the front directly after reaching France, and was at St. Mihiel and the Argonne forest. He said that a piece of the shrapnel which hit him killed Herbert Hite, the only Xenia boy in the outfit with him.

      The whole time he was in France, Private Bishir failed to receive any letters or other word from his family, although he was very much concerned regarding them. [11]

  • Sources 
    1. [S65] Interview with Harold Earl Bisher and Marie Mendenhall Bisher -2, (EF#8, SN#8, 1 Jan 1977).

    2. [S677] Census 1930 Earl and Ivan Bisher.

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

    4. [S1182] .

    5. [S742] Censuses (1850, 1860, 1870, 1900) for Bishers, Taylors, and Pitzers, (EF#172, SN#268, 7 Dec 1977).

    6. [S456] WWI Draft Registration Card 1917 for Earl Bisher.

    7. [S464] Postcard from Betty & Bill, Tampa, Florida in 1963.

    8. [S400] Florida Death Index.

    9. [S814] Marriage record for Walter Bishir and Cordelia Pitzer, (EF#181, SN#302, 8 Feb 1978).

    10. [S679] Highland County Marriages, 1880-1900 by Genevieve Breakfield.

    11. [S1095] Xenia Boy Wounded in France is Home.