Ezekial Billington

Brief Life History of Ezekial

When Ezekial Billington was born on 23 August 1893, in Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Porter Billington, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Ellen Wilson, was 36. He married Ella Ethel Knisley on 23 August 1916, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Morrow Township, Adair, Missouri, United States for about 30 years and Adair, Adair, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 7 April 1986, in Ozark, Franklin, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Morelock Cemetery, Morrow Township, Adair, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezekial Billington
1893–1986
Ella Ethel Knisley
1895–1975
Marriage: 23 August 1916
Murl Edwin Billington
1916–1995
Jerald Thomas Billington
1918–1965
Donald Pearl Billington
1920–2000
Earl Francis Billington
1925–1988

Sources (10)

  • Zeak Billington, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Zeak Billington, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Zeak Billington, "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.

1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the three places called Billington, in Lancashire, Staffordshire, and Bedfordshire. The first of these is first recorded in 1196 as Billingduna ‘sword-shaped hill’ (see Bill 2); the second is in Domesday Book as Belintone ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of Billa’; the one in Bedfordshire is recorded in 1196 as Billendon, from an Old English personal name Billa + dūn ‘hill’. The place in Lancashire is the most likely source of the surname.

History: John Billington (1580–1630), from Spalding, Lincolnshire, was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620 and an early settler in Plymouth Colony. Governor Bradford called him ‘the profanest’ of the settlers; eventually he was hanged for murder. His son Francis married and had children.

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

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