Belle Dona Willis

Female17 April 1881–19 July 1949

Brief Life History of Belle Dona

When Belle Dona Willis was born on 17 April 1881, in Texas, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Willis, was 44 and her mother, Matilda Melissa Richardson, was 37. She married Albert Freal Evans on 14 November 1898, in Brown Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Coleman, Texas, United States in 1920 and Soledad Judicial Township, Monterey, California, United States in 1940. She died on 19 July 1949, in Calaveras, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Angels Camp, Calaveras, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Freal Evans
Belle Dona Willis
Marriage: 14 November 1898
Chester Horace Evans
Lester James "Jim" Evans
John Howard Evans
Ruby Evans
Agnes Pearl Evans
Robert Willis Evans
Brown Harry Evans

Sources (27)

  • Bell Evans, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Belle Donna Willis - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Belle D Willis
  • Belle Willis, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1898Brown Land District, Texas, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

    Age 10

    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 19

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    variant of Will with genitival -s. This surname represents a retention of the second syllable, introduced by the addition of the Middle English genitival suffix -es, which would have been pronounced in the Middle English period. Compare Wills . In some cases the name is a variant of Willey , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    variant of Willows .


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

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