William Frederick Billings

16 July 1876–20 September 1948 (Age 72)
New Canton, Pleasant Vale Township, Pike, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Frederick

When William Frederick Billings was born on 16 July 1876, in New Canton, Pleasant Vale Township, Pike, Illinois, United States, his father, John J Billings, was 24 and his mother, Amanda Ophelia Fisher, was 18. He married Myrtle Ward on 14 May 1898, in Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Clay Township, Ralls, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Denver, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 20 September 1948, in Marion, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Shearer Cemetery, New Canton, Pleasant Vale Township, Pike, Illinois, United States.

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William Frederick Billings
Myrtle Ward
Marriage: 14 May 1898
William Billings
Harold Easton Billings
Dora Alice Billings
Opal Louise Billings

Spouse and Children

14 May 1898
Pike, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Denver becomes State Capitol

Age 5

On Nov 8 1881, Denver becomes the state capitol, due to an economic boom the city experienced in the 1880s.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Bill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Billings, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W F Billings, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Billings, "United States Census, 1900"

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