Death of Mrs. Captain Bishop
Well Known Salt Lake Woman Stricken Down at an early Hour This Morning,
After an Illness of Three Months
Mrs. Captain Bishop
Mrs. Zina Pratt Bishop, wife of Capt. F.M. Bishop, and daughter of the late Apostle Orson and Adelia Ann Pratt, died at her home in Waterloo at 2 o’clock this morning of a complication of troubles, principally involving the heart and lungs. She was stricken with her fatal illness about three months ago, and it seemed that nothing could be done to arrest the progress of the disease for a moment. Up to that time she had been in robust health and looked so strong that when she began to fall so rapidly like a blighted flower her family and friends could hardly believe the sad truth.
Mrs. Bishop was born at Florence, New Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51 years ago, and came to Utah with her parents while in her infancy. She spent most of her life in Salt Lake, and was a great favorite in the home of Prest. Brigham Young.
Mrs. Bishop was endowed with a sweet and gracious temperament, and her gentle, even manner in dealing with her children and all who came in contact with her was a matter of comment among her friends. She was loved by many, the secret of which was that she loved many herself, and words feebly express the sorrow that friends feel at this time.
She went to California with the choir with the hope that she would be benefited, but nothing seemed to help her nor assuage her sufferings. She endured much physical agony with the same uncomplaining unselfishness that marked her as a patient woman. She leaves a husband, three daughters and one son, and a host of relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held from the Farmers ward meeting house Sunday afternoon at the close of the afternoon session of the Granite Stake conference.
[Deseret News, May 16, 1902]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Jan. 2006]
Death of Mrs. Bishop.
Mrs. Zina Pratt Bishop, wife of Capt. F.M. Bishop, died yesterday morning in Waterloo after a lingering illness from heart trouble.
Mrs. Bishop was born in Florence, Ia., fifty-one years ago and was the daughter of the late Orson Pratt. During her early life she was closely associated with President Brigham Young’s family. She leaves a husband, four children and two grandchildren, and is also survived by fifteen sisters and sixteen brothers.
The funeral will be held Sunday from the Farmer’s ward meeting house.
[Ogden Standard Examiner, May 17, 1902]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Aug. 2006]