Alfred Roscoe Bilyeu

14 May 1885–1 June 1945 (Age 60)
Curran, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Alfred Roscoe

When Alfred Roscoe Bilyeu was born on 14 May 1885, in Curran, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Edmond Bilyeu, was 24 and his mother, Mary Polly Workman, was 15. He married Ruby E Cloyd about 1905. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 15 years. He died on 1 June 1945, in Loami, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in John Campbell Cemetery, Chatham Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Roscoe Bilyeu
Ruby E Cloyd
Marriage: about 1905
Minnie Bilyeu
John Edmond Bilyeu
Rosa M Bilyeu
Charles Gordon Bilyeu
Joseph F. Bilyeu

Spouse and Children

about 1905
Sangamon, IL


    Minnie Bilyeu


    John Edmond Bilyeu




    Joseph F. Bilyeu


Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 16

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of French Billeaud . Compare Belyeu .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Roscoe A Bilyen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ross Bilyeu in household of Edmund Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fred M Bilyeu in household of Harry M Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1910"

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