William Henry Bilyeu

22 December 1879–3 September 1953 (Age 73)
Linn, Oregon, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Bilyeu was born on 22 December 1879, in Linn, Oregon, United States, his father, John F. Bilyeu, was 30 and his mother, Sarepta Missouri Devaney, was 23. He married Berilla Regina Denny on 7 March 1901, in Linn, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lincoln, Washington, United States in 1900 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1910. He died on 3 September 1953, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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William Henry Bilyeu
Berilla Regina Denny
Marriage: 7 March 1901
Bethel Leone Bilyeu

Spouse and Children

7 March 1901
Linn, Oregon, United States


    Bethel Leone Bilyeu


Parents and Siblings

    John F. Bilyeu


    Sarepta Missouri Devaney




    Thomas Bloomer Bilyeu


    Mary Jane Bilyeu


    Frank G Bilyeu


    Robert L Bilyeu



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 3

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1899 · Mount Rainier National Park is Established

Age 20

Mount Rainier was established as a state park on March 2, 1899 with legislation was signed by President McKinley. Mount Rainier is a volcanic peak surrounded by forests.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of French Billeaud . Compare Belyeu .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Bilyen in household of B General Hansord, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm Henry Bilyeu in household of Frank P Devaney, "United States Census, 1880"

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