Margaret Ruth Billings

19 October 1922–30 August 1998 (Age 75)
Abingdon, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Margaret Ruth

When Margaret Ruth Billings was born on 19 October 1922, in Abingdon, Knox, Illinois, United States, her father, Larry M. Billings, was 29 and her mother, Zoe L Stegall, was 27. She married Franklin Heiner Smith on 23 April 1944. She lived in Indian Point Township, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 30 August 1998, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Heiner Smith
Margaret Ruth Billings
Marriage: 23 April 1944

Spouse and Children

23 April 1944

Parents and Siblings

    Larry M. Billings


    Zoe L Stegall




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · The Last Indian War

Age 1

The Posey War was to be considered the final Indian War in American history. It was a minor conflict, but it involved a mass exodus of Ute and Paiute from their land around current day Bluff, Utah. The natives were led by a chief named Posey, hence the name, who took his people into the mountains to try and escape his pursuers. The war ended after a skirmish at Comb Ridge. Posey was badly wounded, and his band was taken to a prisoner-of-war camp in Blanding. When Posey's death was confirmed by the authorities, the prisoners were released and given land allotments to farm and raise livestock.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 20

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Bill .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Billings in household of Larry Billings, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret R Billings in household of Larrie M Billings, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret Or Billye Smith Ruth, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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