The C. A. McAdams Family
Our American Rootsby Charles G. Petersen
Stella Pearl married Lewis M. Bishop in Algona the county seat of Kossuth County, Iowa. Lewis was born in Virginia on 18 Sep 1891. Lewis was a widower with a 3 year old child, Clifford Jacob. Prior to their marriage, Stella lived at home and was a public school teacher.
Stella was born in Ramsey Township in Kossuth County on 27 Oct 1889. They had 3 children all born in Swea City, Iowa: Ellen Pearl born 13 Dec 1921 and died 12 Apr 1925, Betty Lou on 9 Nov 1924, and Sidney Richard on 8 Jul 1926.
At some point in time they moved to Missouri where she died on 27 Feb 1971 in Nevada, Missouri. He died 5 years later ( Dec 1976 ) in Walker, Missouri. Both towns are in Vernon County and about 60 miles south of Kansas City. I had the good fortune to meet 89 year old Betty Lou, who still lived in Walker with her second husband, Norman Redde, a widower like herself.