Alphea Billings

27 October 1849–22 August 1926 (Age 76)
Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United States

The Life of Alphea

When Alphea Billings was born on 27 October 1849, in Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United States, her father, Benjamin B Billings, was 50 and her mother, Laura E Hawley, was 39. She married George B Symes on 27 July 1870, in Erie, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Milan, Erie, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Saint Charles, Saginaw, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 22 August 1926, in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76.

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George B Symes
Alphea Billings
Marriage: 27 July 1870
Lina Maude Symes
Charles B Symes
Katherine Belle Syme

Spouse and Children

27 July 1870
Erie, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 5

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Bill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alta Billings in household of Benjamin Billings, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Attie H Symes in household of Frank D Collimer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Althea Symes in household of George B Symes, "United States Census, 1910"

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