Joseph Webb Bilyeu Sr.

Brief Life History 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 3 sons and 4 daughters with Mabel 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.
Mabel Kendall
Bernadine Bilyeu
Josephine Bilyeu
Maxine Bilyeu
Gerald Haldean Bilyeu
Joseph Webb Bilyeu Jr.
Myrtle June Bilyeu
Rodger Dale Bilyeu

Sources (25)

  • Joe W Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph Webb Bilyeu, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Joseph W Bilyen, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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

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

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

Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Billiou: from the ancient Germanic personal name Biliwulf, composed of the elements bili ‘gentle’ and wulf ‘wolf’. Compare Belyeu and Bilyou .

History: The surname Bilyeu is listed along with its original form Billiou and altered forms Balliou and Barlow in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors. The Huguenot ancestor was Thomas Billiou, who fled from France in the first half of the 17th century (first to Flanders and then to the Netherlands); it was his (grand)son Pierre alias Peter Billiou who left the Netherlands and came with his wife and children to New Amsterdam in New Netherland (now New York City, NY) in 1661.

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

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