Bishop Point

Place Name: Bishop Point

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (2001)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

English: nickname from Middle English bissop, biscop ‘bishop’, for someone with the appearance, bearing, or manners of a bishop, sometimes perhaps for a young lad who had been elected boy bishop for the traditional Saint Nicholas’s Day festivities.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Edward S. Bishop was a teacher and civil servant. Born and educated in Ontario, he was ordained a Methodist minister in 1905. After holding various positions in Ontario, Bishop was transferred to Alberta where he worked as a teacher. From 1918 to 1920, he was employed as secretary to the provincial Superintendent of Neglected and Dependent Children, Department of the Attorney General, from 1920 to 1922, as field secretary to the social service board of the Methodist church. He was then appointed commissioner of the province's Liquor Act. Bishop Point is in the Blackmud Creek neighbourhood.

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