Emma Lucile Bilyeu

10 July 1914–31 January 2009 (Age 94)
Crabtree, Linn, Oregon, United States

The Life of Emma Lucile

When Emma Lucile Bilyeu was born on 10 July 1914, in Crabtree, Linn, Oregon, United States, her father, John Nathan Bilyeu, was 42 and her mother, Emma Catherine Shelton, was 38. She married Henry or Heinrich Paul Flaman on 27 June 1936, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. She lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 31 January 2009, in Sequim, Clallam, Washington, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Scio, Linn, Oregon, United States.

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Henry or Heinrich Paul Flaman
Emma Lucile Bilyeu
Marriage: 27 June 1936

Spouse and Children

27 June 1936
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 2

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 26

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

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)

  • Lucile Flaman in household of H Paul Flaman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lucile Bilyeu in household of John N Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lucile M Bilyeu in household of John N Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1920"

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