Ella Augusta Billing

Brief Life History of Ella Augusta

When Ella Augusta Billing was born on 25 December 1896, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, her father, Samuel Billing, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Hassum, was 19. She had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Albert Beever. She lived in Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Grosse Pointe Woods, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1950. She died on 17 August 1985, in Eastpointe, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88.

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Albert Beever
Ella Augusta Billing
Eileen Georgia Beever
Robert Charles Beever
Donald Jay Beever
Herbert Henry Beever
William John Beever

Sources (19)

  • Ella A Beever, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ellen Augusta Billing, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Ella Billing, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: either a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Billing, derived from Old English bil ‘sword’, or a habitational name from Great and Little Billing in Northamptonshire, meaning ‘(settlement of) the followers (Old English -ingas) of a man called Bill(a) or Bȳdel’.

German: from an ancient Germanic personal name, formed with a cognate of Old Saxon bīl ‘sword’.

Danish and Norwegian: from an Old Danish personal name of uncertain origin.

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

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