William Brewer is listed in the article below as the best man at my great great grandfather (John J. Bishop) wedding.The Bishops and Brewers were pioneer families in Johnson County, Indiana (Greenwood).My great grandfather, Jacob O. Bishop married Jessie Brewer, thus making me a descendent of both families.I have a considerable amount of information on both families if anyone is interested in this line.Does anyone know the William Brewer listed in the article?
Reunion In Honor of Wedding Anniversary Held Last Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Bishop Were Married in Greenwood Sixty Years Ago
GREENWOOD June 30 – The Bishop family reunion was held at the Community House Saturday evening with 129 people present.This annual event is usually held in August but as Saturday marked the sixtieth anniversary of the marriage of John J. Bishop and Eliza Wilson Bishop this date was set in their honor.
Mr. and Mrs. Bishop kept open house at their home on West Main street from one till six o’clock in the afternoon.The rooms were profusely decorated with flowers tribute paid by friends.Punch and wafers were served and each caller received a red rose-bud.
Mr. and Mrs. Bishop kept open in the old Baptist church which stood on the location of the present church June 28 1870.Their attendants at that time were Mrs. Grafton Peek and William Brewer, Mrs. Peek died some years ago but Mr. Brewer again stood with them on Saturday.He is a resident of the Indiana Masonic Home at Franklin.
With the exception of six years at Elizabethtown and four years in Monticello Mr. and Mrs. Bishop have lived in Greenwood their entire married life.One daughter, Mrs. Mabel Hall, died three years ago but all of the other children, Mrs. Flora Rinker, and Fred Bishop of Indianapolis, J. O. Bishop, Frank Bishop and Miss Carrie Bishop of Greenwood were present.There are fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren and with the exception of one grandson all were in attendance.
Mrs. Bishop was born at Mt. Washington, Ky., Jan. 31, 1848.She moved to Arcola, Illinois, in 1856 and came to Greenwood in 1867, making her home with her brother, Frank Wilson.Mr. Bishop was born in Covington, Virginia, May 31, 1849, and moved to Indiana in 1854.The family first settled near Salem, it is now called Bluff Creek, and came to Greenwood in 1866.Mr. Bishop said that the other children came in a covered wagon with the household goods, but he road in a carriage with his mother.For religious reasons, they never traveled on Sundays.
Mr. and Mrs. Bishop enjoyed the afternoon very much and were among the first to arrive for the basket dinner which was served in the Community House dining room at seven o’clock.
Decorated Bridal Table.
All of the tables were decorated in white and pink, with a red rose at each place.On the bridal table was a white cake having sixty pink candles on top and with the dates 1870-1930 in pink figures on the side.At one end of this table against a simulated altar background was a basket of sixty red roses, the gift of the M.E. church, flanked by two tall candles.
Aside from Mr. Brewer, and Rev. and Mrs. H.C. Clippinger, all attending the dinner have a family connection.The out of town members, who were present, are James O. Bishop and family of Pasadena, California; E.H. Bishop and family from Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Emma Corzine, Wichita, Kas.; Fred Turner and family of Detroit, Mich.; Dr. and Mrs. VanArsdale, Anderson, Ind.; Fred Bollinger and family and Mrs. Gertrude Pearson from Cumberland, Indiana; James Lyons and family, Whiteland, Ind.; Nelson Pangburn and family, Sandusky, Mich.; Mrs. Harry Kelly, Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Farmer, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Farmer, Wilbur Byers, Mrs. Mable Hendricks.Ray Hendricks and family, Dr. and Mrs. Jesse VanAntwerp, Everett Stainbrook and family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard P. Robinson, of Franklin, Indiana; Mr. and Mrs. George Farmer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Farmer, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. K.R. Vaught, Mr. A.M. Vaught and family, William Vaught, Ralph Bishop and family, S.S. Hall, Carl Buses and family, Bishop Hall and family, Mrs. Flora Rinker and family, Fred Bishop and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Christian, Miss Frances Wishard, Frank Deer and family, Frank Callahan and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Avels, of Indianapolis.
All arrangements were made by committees as follows.
Decorating – J.O. and Clarence Bishop.
Table – J.O. Bishop, Ella Farmer, Della Owens, Juna Bishop, Bessie Henderson, and Catherine Bishop.
Program – Hazel Wishard, Mildred White, Clarence and Ralph Bishop.
Officers for the coming year are:President, J.J. Bishop; vice president, J.O. Bishop; secretary and treasurer, Miss Carrie Bishop, and chairman, K.R. Vaught.
Monday, June 30, 1930 (clipping from unknown newspaper