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Grover Barron Bishop
Fannin County TXGenWeb The
Ladonia Historical Preservation Society Grover
by Debby Crofford
GROVER BARRON BISHOP
Grover" Barron" Bishop
was the son of Grover and Anna Barron Bishop. He graduated from Ladonia
High School in 1934, and married his high school sweetheart, Johni Hilliard.
They had one daughter, Bari Lou Bishop
He was assigned to the
Battleship Arizona and on December 7, 1941 it took a direct hit, and Barron
went down with the ship and its crew.
The Bishop family had
saved Barrons letters and had given them to the Nimitz Naval Museum in
Fredericksburg, Texas. The letters are dated from February 6, 1935 - November
19, 1941. Copies of his letters can also be seen at his Alma Mater who
named their football field "Bishop Field" in his honor.
'On December 7, 1941 Barron Bishop
lost his life aboard the Arizona at Pearl Harbor. He leaves behind a wife, Johnnie Earl
Bishop , a daughter Barrie Lou Bishop, mother Anna Bishop, father Grover
Bishop, and sisters Annalou, Oma Miller, and Jane Bishop'