Ida Mae Bilyeu

23 June 1869–28 May 1915 (Age 45)
Christian, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ida Mae

When Ida Mae Bilyeu was born on 23 June 1869, in Christian, Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac Bilyeu, was 24 and her mother, Effadilla Workman, was 17. She married William Perry Tilley on 17 March 1897. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Clark, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Sitka, Clark, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died on 28 May 1915, in Prairie Grove, Washington, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Drew, Arkansas, United States.

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William Perry Tilley
Ida Mae Bilyeu
Marriage: 17 March 1897
Stella Mae Tilly
Ray Bryan Tilley
Floyd E. Tilley
Effie Amanda Tilley

Spouse and Children

17 March 1897


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 13

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.

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)

  • Ida M Tilley in household of William Tilley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ida M Tilly in household of William P Tilly, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ida Bilyen in household of Isaac Bilyen, "United States Census, 1880"

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