Bishop, Loren Clark (March 4, 1875 - February 20, 1961)

Unknown - March 2, 1961

Bishop Funeral Was Held Here


Unknown - March 2, 1961

Funeral services for L.C. Bishop 75, of Cheyenne, who died quite suddenly in San Diego Feb. 20, were conducted in Douglas Monday afternoon at the Congregational church. The Rev. W.W. DeBolt, pastor, officiated.

Mr. Bishop was born March 4, 1875 at the old Bishop Homestead on LaPrele Creek near old Fort Fetterman in Wyoming Territory, he attended schools in Converse County.

He served as state engineer for 18 years, retiring in 1957 and then was employed for a couple of years as a consulting engineer for Columbia-Geneva Steel Co. Upon the completion of his service to the steel firm, he devoted most of his time to his life-long hobby of delving in Wyoming history and locating old historical sites in the state.

In the early 1950s he started leading automobile caravans over the old Oregon and Mormon trails, which cover the same route in Wyoming into the southwest corner of the state.

He spent two years finding 38 of the 40 pony express stations in Wyoming for the centennial re-running of the pony express last summer.

Bishop used a copy of the original contract between the government and the private backers of the pony express to find the approximate locations, then used a metal detector to turn up old bullets, shell cases and other relics four to eight inches under the ground.

He also mapped a skirmish in the famous Johnson county cattleman's war of 1892 with the metal detector.

In addition to his widow, Clare, at the family home in Cheyenne, Bishop is survived by four children, col. Loren E. Bishop of Ogden, Utah; Floyd Bishop of Lander; Mrs. Clara Froggatt of San Francisco, and Mrs. Ella Halsey of Newcastle.

Also surviving are three brothers, Oren Bishop of Syracuse, N.Y., Spencer Bishop of Bremerton, Wash., and Cecil Bishop of Lyman, Wyo., and four sisters, Mrs. Maude Ebbert of Healdsburg, Calif., Mrs. Edith Stone of Stockton, Calif., Mrs. Mabel Rockwell of Florence, Colo., and Mrs. Edna Wolfe of Casper.

Two brothers, Arthur and Clarence, preceded him in death and two sisters, Hattie and Jessie. Also his first wife, Almeda Greenwood Bishop, preceded him in death.


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