Byron Murphy Billings

25 May 1918–2 January 2013 (Age 94)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Byron Murphy

When Byron Murphy Billings was born on 25 May 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Henry Harper Billings, was 37 and his mother, Effie Bird Murphy, was 31. He married Barbara Nellie Shutt on 19 March 1942, in Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1969 and Tigard, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1998. He registered for military service in 1941. In 1976, at the age of 58, his occupation is listed as retiring from the army reserve as a full colonel. He died on 2 January 2013, in Roseville, Placer, California, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Byron Murphy Billings
Barbara Nellie Shutt
Marriage: 19 March 1942
Gregory Byron Billings
Gayle Billings

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 March 1942Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
    1919 · Nazi party is founded
    Age 1
    Founded by Anton Drexler and Karl Harrer, the German Worker's Party, which eventually would become the Nationalist Socialist German Worker�s Party or Nazi Party. The Nazi Party would eventually take full control over Germany in 1933 and spark a second World War.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 26
    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    English (Midlands): variant of Billing , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Liberty Ship

    Byron Murphy Billings was returning home from the war with the Liberty Ship sailing from Germany to NewYork in 1946. The Liberty ship was a class of cargo ship built in the United States during World …

    Sources (23)

    • Byron Murphy Billings, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Byron Murphy Billings, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
    • Byron Murphy Billings, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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