1873 – 1947


Found in a scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison of Junction, Texas (name of newspaper not known) 

In the death of Mrs. J. M. Bishop at her home in Junction Tuesday, June 24, Kimble county lost another of its few remaining true pioneer citizens.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bishop were held Wednesday afternoon, June 25, at three o’clock at the family home, with Elder Walter W. Leamons in charge of the services.

Interment was made in Junction Cemetery.  The Smith Funeral Home of Kerrville had charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bishop was born near Granbury in Hood county on February 2, 1873.  Mr. [Joseph M.] and Mrs. Bishop were married on February 14, 1889.  She was Miss Sallie Frances Landers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Landers and the wedding took place in the home of the bride’s parents near Lipan, Texas. J.T. Matthews, brother-in-law of Mr. Bishop, was the Justice of the Peace who performed the ceremony.

Claiming the honor of being the oldest Valentine couple in Southwest Texas, they celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary on February 14, 1939.

The couple resided in Hood County after their marriage until 1897 when they moved to Kimble settling on the Llano River five miles from Junction.  Nine years later they moved to Bear Creek.

After retiring from the ranching business the couple moved to Hot Springs, New Mexico, but five years later they came back, and settled on 100 acres of land along the Johnson Fork.  In 1943 they sold this place and moved to Junction where they made their home until Mrs. Bishop’s death.

Deceased is survived by her husband, three sons, Charlie, W.T. and Allen, all of Junction, and one daughter, Mrs. Arch Reynolds of Menard County; 10 grandchildren and six great grand-children.

Active pallbearers were Marvin Skaggs, Alfred Bannowsky, Clarence Self, Fred Coleman, Joe Bissett, all of Junction; and Roscoe Heyman of Menard.

Sallie Francis Landers Bishop was born February 2, 1873and died June 24, 1947.  She was buried in Section 2 ofJunction Cemetery in Junction, Kimball County, Texas.