I'm a fourth grade teacher and my students are researching their family history. I have a student who is researching Depty Sheriff Glover Bishop. We would appreciate anything you could provide. Thank you,
You can find a great deal of information pertaining to the legendary Grover Bishop in the book, "The Bad Boys of the Cookson Hills." New Forums Press, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Grover C. Bishop was born on April 1, 1894 in Tennessee or Rogers, Arkansas. In 1917, he was living in Oklahoma where he was a barber. In 1930, he was living with his wife in Tahlequah where he was a deputy sheriff for Cherokee County. He was the Sheriff of Cherokee County in 1942. He died in March 1980 probably in Tahlequah.
-1930 Federal Census, Tahlequah, Ward 2, Cherokee Co., OK, ED#11-16, Sheet#21B
-Social Security Administration Death Index
-World War 1 Draft Registration, #1494, 35-1-4-A
-Oklahoma Supreme Court Network Website, Gordon v. State, 131 P.2D 503, 75 Okl.Cr.356
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As a small child, my family had a cabin in Cherokee Co., Oklahoma on land we purchased from Grover Bishop that was near his home. I remember many times visiting Grover and his wife.
I am looking for an election poster for when he was running for deputy or sheriff.
a lot of storys about grover bishop are of a man who was a cold blooded killer .sorry, not the man i knew. i am his great nephew junebug. aunt carrie and my grandmother were sisters .as a child this man helped the family . i wouid like a reply.
see my grand mother was i of 7 sister aunt carrie was married to grover bishop . my dad a grover were like night and day .to you repty of a poster of him there is one in sheriff office in the courty office at thalequah .have a nice day. junebug
There is an election poster of Grover Bishop in the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office in Tahlequah. Maybe they could make you a copy.
Have a nice day.
Check out the Tulsa Worlds article on lawman Grover Bishop under the "Tulsa World Oklahoma Centennial." In this article it states he was born in Benton, Arkansas. He died at the age of 89 in 1980.
Just surfed across this site. Grover Bishop
was my great uncle, my grandfathers brother.
I have alot of memories, stories,and pictures
of him. If I can answer any questions, let
Yes, I would be interested in your knowledge and material. I recently did a program in Sapulpa and was asked to do a story on Grover, so this would be very good. Please contact me at Packers52@Valornet.com. Thanks for your interest.
Grover Bishop was certainly one of Oklahoma's most legendary and fascinating lawmen and I find it odd so little is written about his life. For one thing, he was a very controversial figure. While conducting research in the Cookson Hills I interviewed dozens of old-timers and when asked about Bishop I received very contradictory answers. Passions still run high in parts of Cherokee County as to his true character. Sadly, I suspect folklore has replaced fact in that regard. For example, many stories have him pegged as a ruthless, barbarous man with an obvious bloodlust, while others claim he was a gentle, kind soul, who enforced the law in an even-handed manner. Some assert he killed over a dozen men while others claim five. It all depends who you talk to. As to Tahlequah newspaper archives concerning his exploits I found them unreliable and given to exaggeration. Several years ago I was contacted by a man who was writing a book on Bishop. While I wish him well, I expect he will have great difficulty getting to the truth of the matter after all these years. Irregardless, Bishop does deserve a book. The bottom line is...during the depression-era Cherokee County found itself in great need of a double-tough, steely-nerved shootist to enforce the law and do battle with the legion of bad men operating within its boundaries and Grover Bishop certainly filled that need. In my opinion he stands as an equal to many of the other more well known legendary lawmen found in Oklahoma history.
R. D. Morgan
In my genealogy research for Claude Tyler, who served as deputy sheriff in Oklahoma County as well as an operative for the OSBI, I ran across an intersting story about Luther Bishop (one of the first OSBI Operatives) who was murdered in his home in OK City. Luther Bishop was a partner of my daughter's Great Grandfather Claude Tyler. His (LB) murder is still unsolved.
I am wondering if he was related to Grover Bishop?
[QUOTE]Originally posted by allnbear56:
a lot of storys about grover bishop are of a man who was a cold blooded killer .sorry, not the man i knew. i am his great nephew junebug. aunt carrie and my grandmother were sisters .as a child this man helped the family . i wouid like a reply.[/QUOTe
I am the granddaughter of Carrie Bishop's Brother. I am working on family geneology and would love to get some family information from you. Thanks and waiting patiently for a reply
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-...age=gr&GRid=30268013 Grover C. Bishop findagrave memorial
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