Joseph Webb Bilyeu Sr.

1 November 1893–8 November 1944 (Age 51)
Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph Webb

When Joseph Webb Bilyeu Sr. was born on 1 November 1893, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Edmond Bilyeu, was 32 and his mother, Mary Polly Workman, was 23. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Mable Kendall. He lived in Curran Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Curran, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 14 years. He died on 8 November 1944, in Loami, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Campbell Cemetery, Loami Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Webb Bilyeu Sr.
Mable Kendall
Josephine Bilyeu
Bernadine Bilyeu
Maxine Bilyeu
Gerald Haldean Bilyeu
Joseph Webb Bilyeu Jr.
Myrtle June Bilyeu

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    Josephine Bilyeu


    Bernadine Bilyeu


    Maxine Bilyeu



    Joseph Webb Bilyeu Jr.


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 14

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of French Billeaud . Compare Belyeu .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joe W Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph Bilyen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph W Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1930"

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