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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Soloman Bishop
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson


Former Foundry Employee has been in Failing Health for Three Years—Funeral Services on Saturday.
     Soloman (Sol) T. Bishop, 76, who resided at 501 West Eleventh Street, Auburn, for about 20 years, died at the home of a grandson, Donald Muckenfuss of 227 North Clark Street, Auburn, at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
     Mr. Bishop had been in failing health for three years and resided with his grandson for the past year. He died from a complication of ailments.
     Mr. Bishop was born in Jackson township, DeKalb county, on April 30, 1888. He was the son of James and Mary Mullens Bishop.
     He formerly was employed by the Auburn Foundry and the Ball Brass and Aluminum Foundry in Auburn.
He and Emma Peters were he died married Sept. 18, 1912, and she died Dec. 5, 1959.
     Mr. Bishop was a member of the Auburn Church of God.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Willard Muckenfuss of 717 Dallas Street, Auburn, and Mrs. James Hampton of Fort Wayne; a son, Thurman Bishop of 1536 Urban Avenue, Auburn; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Roscoe Bishop of Kendallville.
     Another son, Freddie James Bishop; another brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
     The body is at the Dilgard & Cline funeral home in Auburn. Funeral services will be conducted there at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Loren Shackleton, pastor of the Auburn Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn cemetery, near Auburn.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

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