Biography of Ira Bishop
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Bishop, Ira, was born June 12, 1838, in Oswego county, a grandson of Maurice W., who died aged sixty five years, and a son of Maurice W., who died aged. seventy years. The latter married Olive Goit, born in Paris, France, who died in Oswego county aged sixty five years. Their children were: Sally, Mary Ann, Helen, Jane, Paulina, Ruth, William, Hiram, John, Ira, Daniel and Squire. Ira was educated in the common schools of Sandy Creek and began as a sailor on the lakes at the age of sixteen, continuing that vocation for thirty years, during which he commanded vessels including the Maine, Oswegatchie, Granite State, etc. In 1860 Mr. Bishop married Lucretia, daughter of Rev. Alexander Forman and his wife, Margaret Frye, the latter a daughter of Col. Frye of the United States army. Mr. Bishop is a Mason. He has one child, Somerfield F., who married Mabel Urdick.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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