Christopher Bishir

Christopher Bishir

Male 1842 - 1923  (~ 81 years)

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  • Name Christopher Bishir  [1, 2
    Born Mar 1842  Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Name Christopher /Bisher/  [4
    Alternate Name Christopher /Bishir/ 
    Birth 1843  [4
    Died 22 Dec 1923  Santa Ana, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried UNKNOWN  Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4314  Bishir Family | Jeremiah & Esther/Malinda Bishir
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2016 

    Father Jeremiah M Bishir,   b. 13 Jun 1800, York, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1875, Monticello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Welch 
    Married 2 Nov 1837  Tippecanoe Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F6935  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Marshall,   b. Feb 1841, Edinboro, Eire Co., Pennslyvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1934, Santa Ana, Orange Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Married 1875  [3
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    BISHIR, Christopher & Caroline (Marshall) in Port Townsend, Washington
    BISHIR, Christopher & Caroline (Marshall) in Port Townsend, Washington
    Contributed by Theresa Bishir Barrier
    BISHIR, Christopher
    BISHIR, Christopher
    Contributed by Theresa Bishir Barrier

    Documents
    BISHIR, Christopher, Obituary, 1923
    BISHIR, Christopher, Obituary, 1923
    Contributed by Art Ashbey, ashbeygen@charter.net
    BISHIR, Christopher, obituary, Hutchinson News, 31 Dec 1923
    BISHIR, Christopher, obituary, Hutchinson News, 31 Dec 1923
    BISHIR, Christopher, to move to California (news article)
    BISHIR, Christopher, to move to California (news article)
    Hutchison News, Kansas, 1897

    Headstones
    Bishir, Christopher & Carrie, and Carley Bisher Worth by the gravesites, Fairhaven Memorial Park, Orange, CA
    Bishir, Christopher & Carrie, and Carley Bisher Worth by the gravesites, Fairhaven Memorial Park, Orange, CA
    Christopher is in front of Carley, slightly right. Carrie's is unmarked to the right of Christopher's marker.
    Bishir, Christopher, Jr., Fairhaven Cem., Orange, CA
    Bishir, Christopher, Jr., Fairhaven Cem., Orange, CA

  • Notes 
    • There is evidence that Christopher Bishir ran for Congressman at Large in Kansas on the Socialist ticket in 1904 (but was not elected). (Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, by Frank Wilson Blackmar, Chicago, 1912, p. 128)

      From “History of Reno County, Kansas” by Sheridan Ploughe:
      “In the election of 1886, T. T. Taylor had but little opposition in the election. His opponent was C. Bishir. Bishir was a peculiar man, honest, but very narrow and very selfish. He was a Greenbacker and opposed bonds of any and all kinds, opposing the issuing of bonds for any purpose. In this election, Taylor made no campaign and the universal dislike of Bishir made it evident that the latter would receive but few votes. The result of this election justified the lack of effort on Taylor's part, as he received 1,009 votes and Bishir, 84.”

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      From the Alumni and Former Student Catalogue of Miamia University, Oxford, Ohio, June 1892:

      Class of 1866
      CHRISTOPHER BISHIR, Nurseryman, Hutchinson, Kan. B. S. Taught school for six years after graduation and has since been engaged in the nursery business, farming and fruit growing. Address, 201 West Sixth street.

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      in the Missouri 1870 Census, Chariton Co., Twp 54 Range 20 #533/564 line 7
      Bisher, Christopher age 25, male, white, school teacher/farmer, 1000 dollar real estate value, born in IN, and box 19 is checked.
      Is this our Christopher? I think he is the one that didn't make it home for the funeral of the Elder Jeremiah, but no proof.

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      1880 Reno County, Reno KS ED 291
      94/101
      Bishir, Christopher, w,m,35,married, nursery man, b. IN,OH,OH
      Carrie w,f,35 wife, married, keeping house, b. PA, Ireland, PA

      Unable to find their marriage in marriage records 1872-1913


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      http://www.ci.hutchinson.ks.us/hutchinson_history/neighborhoods.htm
      RUDESILL HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD

      C. BISHIR AND HIS WIFE CARRIE, who were partners in the Orchard Addition, arrived in Hutchinson in the early 1870“s. In 1873, they planted an apple orchard west of 7th and Adams. They were successful, and when they moved from Hutchinson in 1905, they had made $25,000 to $30,000 in property and real estate dealings.

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      Christopher Bishir appears in 1905 in Port Townsend, Washington, where he builds a nursery there. There are several articles about him in the local newspaper. [Port Townsend Daily Leader, 1905] He and his wife later move to Orange, California where they are buried.

  • Sources 
    1. [S446] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    2. [S626] Lori Myers.

    3. [S552] 1900 Census, KS, Reno Co., Hutchinson city.

    4. [S362] One World Tree (sm), Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.), Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.

    5. [S217] Obituary for Christopher Bishir.

    6. [S1580] Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages from 1850.