Derrill Smith Bills

Male26 July 1916–9 January 1985

Brief Life History of Derrill Smith

When Derrill Smith Bills was born on 26 July 1916, in Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, David Bills, was 42 and his mother, Lorena Emeline Smith, was 44. He married Frances Jeanette Tennant on 19 March 1940, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1950 and World in 1950. He died on 9 January 1985, in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Derrill Smith Bills
Frances Jeanette Tennant
Marriage: 19 March 1940
Clare Renae Bills

Sources (22)

  • Derril Smith Bills, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Derrill S Bills, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • Derrill Smith Bills, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 March 1940Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (16)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1918 · Chapman Branch Library

    Age 2

    The Chapman Branch Library is a Carnegie library that was built in 1918 and is now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 19

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Derrill S. Bills: Becoming an Eternal Family

    About 1982, Dad gave a talk in sacrament meeting. I, Clare Bills Ostler, have the type- written copy Dad prepared for the talk and am adding it to his Family Search memories. His words are precious t …

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