Iva Bernice Bilyeu

21 February 1892–31 January 1952 (Age 59)
Linn, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Iva Bernice

When Iva Bernice Bilyeu was born on 21 February 1892, in Linn, Oregon, United States, her father, Martin A Bilyeu, was 33 and her mother, Matilda Lula Osborn, was 26. She lived in Scio, Linn, Oregon, United States in 1900 and El Monte Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 31 January 1952, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 59.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 4
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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society
Age 6
The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
Age 16
Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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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Sources (13)

  • Iva B Haines, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Iva B Haines in household of Calvin C Haines, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Iva Bernice Bilyeu, "Oregon Deaths, 1877-1952"

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