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Sad News - Ollie Bishop passes away at age 102


Sunday, April 17, 2011 


On April 12, 2011, Ollie Black Bishop passed away at the age of 102 years, 2 months, 24 days.  Ollie was the daughter of Isaac and Minnie Black, granddaughter of Mary Jane Hardcastle Finton Black, and great-granddaughter of Dr. John Hardcastle.  She was born January 19, 1909.  

In an earlier News article I reported on meeting Ollie and her family when we celebrated her 102nd birthday on January 19, 2011 at her retirement home in Conway, AR.  It was a pure delight to meet Ollie.  I am so glad we made this connection. 

Ollie was buried at Republican Cemetery in Faulkner County, near Greenbrier, AR.  When we left the cemetery, we were invited to a gathering of family members at the home of Patrick Bishop.  Patrick and his wife Esther provided a generous array of food and drinks.  We spent a lot of time looking at Ollie's old photo albums.  We scanned a number of the photos.  One of particular note is of the family of Isaac and Minnie Black in about 1918.  Isaac's mother, Mary Jane Hardcastle Finton Black was included in the photo.  The photo is available on Isaac Black's individual page.  Ollie and several of her siblings are in the photo.

We are sorry for the loss of Ollie.  She was a real treasure, and she lived a long, productive life.  She is gone, but will not be forgotten.  Please review the “View Biography” tab on her individual page for more information about the life of Ollie Black Bishop.