Alfred Roscoe Bilyeu

Brief Life History 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, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Burgess Township, Bond, Illinois, United States in 1910 and 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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Alfred Roscoe Bilyeu
Ruby E Cloyd
Marriage: about 1905
Minnie Elizabeth Bilyeu
John Edmond Bilyeu
Rosa M Bilyeu
Charles Gordon Bilyeu
Joseph Franklin Bilyeu

Sources (14)

  • Roscoe A Bilyen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alfred Ross Bilyen, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Alfred Ross Bilyen, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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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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