William 'Billie' 'Bid' Prosser

Male23 September 1888–22 December 1966

Brief Life History of William 'Billie' 'Bid'

When William 'Billie' 'Bid' Prosser was born on 23 September 1888, in Clay, Illinois, United States, his father, Callie Miles Prosser, was 28 and his mother, Emily Jane Groves, was 18. He married Effie May Groves in 1907, in Clay, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Pixley Township, Clay, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Sailor Springs, Clay, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 22 December 1966, in Flora, Clay, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Spring Township, Boone, Illinois, United States.

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William 'Billie' 'Bid' Prosser
Edna Arisa Fitzgerald
Marriage: 1913
Luther Burdett Prosser
Wenona Magdalene Proser

Sources (15)

  • Billy Prosser, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Billy Prosser, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Billy Prosser, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    1913Clay, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 2

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    Age 4

    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 21

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhosier ‘son of Roger’ (see Roger and Rosser ).

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

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