Biography of Ira C. Bishop
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Bishop, Ira C., was born in Westford, January 11, 1839, and when an infant his parents moved to Fairfax. Ira C. was the youngest of three children of Deacon Orville and Electa (Lamed) Bishop. He was educated in the district schools, the New Hampton Institute, and attended for a time a school at Fort Edward, N. Y. Prior to his father's death in 1888 Mr. Bishop married Augusta, daughter of Silas W. Brush, of Fairfax, by whom he has had two children, Cyrus H. and Ira B. He has been a leading man in his town, having held the position of selectman and nearly all the other important offices. Mr. Bishop was brought up in the Baptist church, though he does not adhere strictly to that faith. For twenty years prior to his death Deacon Bishop lived in the house now occupied by Ira C.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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