Walter P. Bishir

Walter P. Bishir

Male 1869 - 1919  (50 years)

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  • Name Walter P. Bishir  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 28 Jan 1869  Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Cooper and Teamster 
    Died 3 Sep 1919  Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Buried Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1602  Bishir Family | Jonathan & Elizabeth Bishir
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 

    Father George W. Bishir,   b. Jan 1839, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1906, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Delilah Morsman,   b. 7 Mar 1850, Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1922, Hamilton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1867  Lynchburg, Ohio (just outside) Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Family ID F802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Cordelia Pitzer,   b. 29 Jan 1869, Lynchburg, Dodson Twp, Highland Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1943, Springfield, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1887  Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Children 
    +1. Charles Lundy Bishir,   b. 20 Dec 1887, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1974, Ridgefield, Clark Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Earl Bisher,   b. 25 Jan 1892, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1964, Hillsborough, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Florence Bisher,   b. Jul 1892, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930, (see notes) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +4. Lee Bisher,   b. 23 Dec 1894, Frankfort, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1966, Springfield, Ohio (Mercy Hospital) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Lillie May Bisher,   b. May 1897, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1977  (Age ~ 81 years)
     6. Jr. Walter Irvin Bisher,   b. 28 Dec 1899, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910  (Age < 10 years)
     7. William "Ned" Bisher,   b. 28 Dec 1900, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1968, Springfield, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +8. Blanche "Betty" Bisher,   b. 28 Jun 1903, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1982, Springfield, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Margaret Bisher,   b. 1908, Xenia, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mabel Fenhoff,   b. 12 Aug 1886, Covington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1947, Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Between 1911 and 1920  Cincinnati, Ohio probably Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jan 1869 - Lynchburg, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Aug 1887 - Lynchburg, Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    BISHIR, Walter
    BISHIR, Walter
    Contributed by Kathy Kearney.
    (If you use this image, please credit the contributor and link to the Bishir web site)
    BISHIR, Walter
    BISHIR, Walter
    Contributed by Kathy Kearney

    Headstones
    BISHIR, Walter. Section 14, Grave #3048. There is not a grave stone on the space.
    BISHIR, Walter. Section 14, Grave #3048. There is not a grave stone on the space.
    Contributed by Kevin Guy

  • Notes 
    • Walter started as a cooper in Lynchburg, Ohio, living on Main St. in a rented house in 1900. He appears alone in 1911 in Cincinnati.

      It was also said that he was a Cincinnati Police officer (vice squad) with his brother Al and received eleven machine gun bullet wounds in a shootout when they tried to break up a gambling den. His brother was killed but Walter survived for a year but died of pneumonia from complications about 1924. There was no evidence found to corroborate this story.

      Research: One of Walter's sisters had a descendent, Jackson, who was a "big cheese" in Consolodated Rock in Sun Valley, California, according to Harold Bisher. He was older than Harold. Also, there was an Uncle "Gooley" who was a professional fighter who lived in Lynchburg and taught Harold Bisher to fight.

  • Sources 
    1. [S399] Letter from Blanche Devlin, sister of Lee Bisher -2, (EF#143, SN#304, 8 Feb 1978).

    2. [S742] Censuses (1850, 1860, 1870, 1900) for Bishers, Taylors, and Pitzers, (EF#172, SN#268, 7 Dec 1977).

    3. [S478] Letter from Dorathy May Bisher to her son, HEB, (EF#128, SN#181, 7 Jul 1977).

    4. [S65] Interview with Harold Earl Bisher and Marie Mendenhall Bisher -2, (EF#8, SN#8, 1 Jan 1977).

    5. [S430] Letter from Cincinnati Police Dept w/re Walter and Al Bisher. No record of any Bisher ever on the force., (EF#109, SN#161, 9 Jun 1977).

    6. [S769] Cincinnati Business Directory for 1911 listing Walter P. Bishir.

    7. [S501] Census 1910 Cora Bisher.

    8. [S819] Birth record for Walter P. Bisher, (EF#201, SN#350, 24 Apr 1978).

    9. [S216] Death certificate for Walter Bishir.

    10. [S783] Marriage record for George Bisher and Delilah Morsman, (EF#202, SN#352, 25 Apr 1979).

    11. [S773] Civil War military records for Jonathan Bishare and George Bishir, (EF#230, SN#404, 23 Feb 1984).

    12. [S814] Marriage record for Walter Bishir and Cordelia Pitzer, (EF#181, SN#302, 8 Feb 1978).

    13. [S679] Highland County Marriages, 1880-1900 by Genevieve Breakfield.