Alexander Bills

4 September 1857–20 February 1930 (Age 72)
South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Bills was born on 4 September 1857, in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, William Andrew Bills, was 22 and his mother, Emeline Beckstead, was 20. He married Emily Bathsheba Beckstead on 27 September 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 20 February 1930, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Alexander Bills
Emily Bathsheba Beckstead
Marriage: 27 September 1875
William Henry Bills
Alexander Bills
Royal Bills
Ressy Arabella Bills
Ella Myrtle Bills
Emily Bills
Emeline Bills
Exilo Rue Bills
Rose Bathsheba Bills
Pearl Bills
Lonetta Bills
Daisy Viola Bills
Guy Bills

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 6
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    Age 22
    Historical Boundaries 1879: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Fremont, Idaho, United States 1913: Madison, Idaho, United States

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): variant of Bill 1 and 2, with, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.Dutch: from bijl ‘axe’, used to denote someone who made or used axes.

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

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    Poems by Alexander Bills

    POEM In letter dated 8th Dec 1882. Sigmanburg, Burke co., N.C. Well Rachel, I came to you in summer, not many years ago. And while your arms were entwined around me, your sweet lips Whispered, “Mothe …

    Sources (96)

    • Alexander Bills, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Alex Bills in entry for Harold Rollo Bills and Frances Wellard, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Alexander Bills in entry for Bernus Mc Martin Bills, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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