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Orley Melissa Bishop

Orley was born January 28, 1901 in Fullerton, Nance, Nebraska.

Her parents were Moses Oldham Bishop and Rosamond Clevenger. She was the fifth child of seven.

Orley married Alfred Ambrose Gray on November 3, 1916 in Pocatella, Idaho. They had four children: Living Daughter (?); Loyde Ferrel (April 9, 1919 to ?); Living Daughter (?); and Living Son (?).

Orley died in Ravenna, Nebraska on January 3, 1984 at the age of 82 years, 11 months, 3 days. She is buried in Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna, Nebraska.

Orley husband children.jpg - 91165 Bytes Seated Left to right: Orley, Alfred, and her family.

Bishop Siblings Myron.jpg - 25076 Bytes William Alfred Gray, Pearl, Howard, Orley, Lewis, Othel Pearl Orley Bishop.jpg - 29740 Bytes Pearl and Orley

Alfred Orely Gray.jpg - 22333 Bytes Alfred and Orley and a grandchild

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Alfred and Orley lived on their farm in Sherman County, Nebraska for 59 years. They met at Lost River, Idaho. Alfred had gone there to visit his uncle Will Gray. He went to work at age 19 for Stella Gray Evans. Alfred loves sports and fishing. Orley likes sewing, quilting, crochet, gardening, and canning.

Daughter in Law Helen remembers Orley didn't like her name. Sometimes Orley used Orla and added Edith as a middle name for a number of years. When a granddaughter was name Melissa after her she dropped the Edith.
She remembers that Orley taught her to crochet.

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