William Frederick Bisher

Male Abt 1860 - 1902  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name William Frederick Bisher  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1860  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Fred  [6
    Alternate Name Fred W. /Bishir/  [3
    Died 30 Aug 1902  near Livingston, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I2433  Bishir Family | Major Christopher & Susanna/Rebecca Bishir
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2009 

    Father John Henry Bishir,   b. 26 Jul 1829, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1898, Madison Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Eleanore Cochrane,   b. 3 May 1833, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1867, Madison Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Family ID F755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [8
    Divorced Bef 1900  [2
    Children 
    +1. Ralph Henry Bishir,   b. 6 Dec 1886, Livingston, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1944, Galen, Deer Lodge Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    BISHER, Letter from William T. 'Fred W.' Bisher
    BISHER, Letter from William T. "Fred W." Bisher
    From Montana State Historical Society
    BISHER, Letter from William T. 'Fred W.' Bisher
    BISHER, Letter from William T. "Fred W." Bisher
    From Montana State Historical Society
    BISHER, Letter from William T. 'Fred W.' Bisher
    BISHER, Letter from William T. "Fred W." Bisher
    From Montana State Historical Society

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

  • Notes 
    • William appears to have gone by “Fred”. He appears divorced in the 1900 census in Park Co., Montana. A 1903 newspaper indicates that he was killed by David Bruckus near Livingston.

      “The case to be tried is that of the state against David E. Brockus, charged with the murder of his employer, Fred Bishir, on Rock Creek last summer. Brockus has been in jail for several months.

      He and his wife were employed at the Bishir ranch, and lived in a house by themselves. They did not arise in time one morning, and Bishir sent his young son to the house to get breakfast. There was a clash between Brockus and the boy and the elder Bishir took it up when Brockus appeared outside. The fracas resulted in the death of Bishir from a gunshot wound inflicted, it is alleged, by Brockus. He will claim self-defense.” [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S482] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003).

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

    3. [S90] Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 for Anna Bishir Irwin 1885.

    4. [S535] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    5. [S765] The Descendants of Heth Hart, (http://www.hethhart.com).

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

    7. [S1121] The Year 1902 Summed Up.

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