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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1983
Scope & Content Interview by Tim Hendricks of Paul B. Bishop (b. 12/07/1919), son of Melvin & Margaret Benner Bishop.

Digital copy available
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00:01:26--things I like better now than in the past--"I was stupider back then"
00:02:10--first church memories--went to Blooming Glen, tore horsesheds down, church rebuilt, baptized at 16, father was a pastor
00:03:30--how he met his wife--sitting on the porch, she stopped and asked him to take her out
00:03:50--courtship details--7 or 8 weeks of dating before marriage, "I was old enough to know what I wanted"
00:04:37--school experiences remembered--"every year I passed by trial", started working at 14, got beat up, stood behind the stove "when I was naughty"
00:05:18--"hard work that's all I knew all my life"
00:05:50--hobbies
00:06:22--careers
00:07:29--incident on Ingram's Hill--with Art Swartley, horse tripped
00:08:17--stories about being a baker
00:08:46--father was a pastor, bread route, raised mice (sold to a laboratory in Boyertown), shoemaker
00:09:30--ate potato salad so much he never ate it again
Length of Interview 00:09:59
Notes Obituary:
Paul B. Bishop, 78, of West Rockhill, died early Friday morning, Feb. 2, 1996 in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill.

He was the husband of E. Muriel (Swartz) Bishop. The couple observed their 55th wedding anniversary in December, 1995. Mr. Bishop was a lifetime area resident, living in West Rockhill for 50 years and in Blooming Glen during his younger years.

Born Dec. 7, 1919 in Souderton, he was a son of the late Melvin and Margaret (Benner) Bishop.

He was a lifetime member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church and had been a member of the Christian Business Men's Association.

Mr. Bishop was a salesman and a farmer.

Besides his wife; he was survived by, two daughters, Rebecca, wife of Wilbur Hendricks, of Telford and Donna, wife of Dr. Gary Bluemink, of Norfolk, Va.; three sons, Paul Jonathan Bishop of Lansdale, David Kent Bishop and his wife, Colleen, of Spartansburg, Alexander Micah Bishop and his wife, Rosa, of Telford. Survivors also included 18 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, Claude Bishop and his wife, Catherine, of Souderton; and two sisters, Sadie Landis of Souderton and Elaine Bishop of Telford.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Nicole; and a brother, Willard Bishop.

Services will held in the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church.
Object ID # 2013.25.114
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Bishop, Paul B., 1919-1996
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes