Edmond Bilyeu

29 December 1860–25 January 1932 (Age 71)
Prairieton Township, Christian, Illinois, United States

The Life of Edmond

When Edmond Bilyeu was born on 29 December 1860, in Prairieton Township, Christian, Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Bilyeu, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Permelia Workman, was 21. He married Mary Polly Workman on 20 April 1884. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Curran Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Curran, Curran Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 22 years. He died on 25 January 1932, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Edmond Bilyeu
Mary Polly Workman
Marriage: 20 April 1884
Alfred Roscoe Bilyeu
Richard Bilyeu
Rose Mary Bilyeu
Roy Edmond Bilyeu
Rachael Caroline Bilyeu
Joseph Webb Bilyeu Sr.
Earl Jay Bilyeu
Leah Caroline Bilyeu
Benjamin Franklin Bilyeu
William Aaron Bilyeu

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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Edmond Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edmond Bilyen in household of Peter Bilyen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edmund Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1900"

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