Miles Jerry Theodore Billings

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Miles Jerry Theodore Billings, son of Joseph Billings and Jane Eliza Towner, was born at Mendota, La Salle Co., Illinois, 25 January 1872.1,2,3,4,5,6 He died at Garden City, Finney Co., Kansas, 31 October 1934, and was buried at Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Finney Co., Kansas.6

Miles married Ada Myrtle Price, daughter of Euclid Roland Price and Mary Ella Payne, at Kansas 15 December 1898.7,8,9

An excerpt from his obituary:

"In the winter of 1879, Miles came with his parents to Kansas, locating on a farm east of Abilene. After several years, they moved to a farm north of that city, later locating in Randell, Jewell Co, where the parents died. His brothers and sisters have since passed away. He was married in 1899 at the age of 27 to Miss Ada M. Price of Hollis, Cloud County. To this union was born seven children, five boys and two girls, one of the girls dying in infancy.

"He and his family lived for several years on his farm south of the city, during which time he became a member of the Baptist Church. Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Barrie Snyder of Canon City, Colo., five sons, Wilford, Floyd, Ralph, La Verne, and Alva of the home and nine grandchildren.

"Mr. Billings had been in declining health for several years and had expressed himself as ready to go."10

Family

Ada Myrtle Price b. 17 Apr 1881, d. 16 Sep 1962
Children
  • Bessie Billings11,12 b. 26 Nov 1899, d. 1960
  • Wilford Ervie Billings+13,11,14,15 b. 5 Mar 1905, d. 17 Jan 1980
  • Clara Elva Billings10 b. 25 Mar 1908, d. young
  • Floyd Cleo Billings14,11 b. 18 Mar 1910, d. Aug 1977
  • Ralph T. Billings16,14 b. 24 Aug 1913, d. 14 Jul 1980
  • LaVerne Joyce Billings16,14 b. 7 Sep 1915, d. 18 May 2001
  • Alva Price Billings16,14 b. 5 Dec 1918, d. 12 Feb 1991

Citations

  1. [S460] United States Census for 1880 [Tenth Census of the United States], Logan Township, Dickinson County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 65, sheet 6, dwelling 46, family 48, Joseph Billings household, age 8, born in Illinois, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T9, 1454 rolls, roll #379.
  2. [S461] United States Census for 1900 [Twelfth Census of the United States], Lawrence Township, Cloud County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 21, sheet 5A, dwelling 92, family 93, Miles Billings household, age 28, born Jan 1872 in Illinois, a farm [laborer?], digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T623, 1854 rolls, roll #475.
  3. [S462] United States Census for 1910 [Thirteenth Census of the United States], Lawrence Township, Hollis Village, Cloud County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 24, sheet 4A, family 75, Miles Billings household, age 38, born in Kansas, a laborer doing odd jobs, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T624, 1784 rolls, roll #435.
  4. [S463] United States Census for 1920 [Fourteenth Census of the United States], Penn Township, Osborne County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 138, sheet 1B, dwelling 20, family 20, Miles J. T. Billings household, age 47, a farmer born in Illinois, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T625, 2076 rolls, roll #544.
  5. [S464] United States Census for 1930 [Fifteenth Census of the United States], Pierceville Township, Finney County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 28-7, sheet 6B, dwelling 122, family 136, Miles J. T. Billings household, age 58, a farmer born in Illinois, living on a farm without a radio, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T626, 2668 rolls, roll #702.
  6. [S1021] Miles Jerry Theodore Billings, Death Certificates, File No. 228-804 (1934), Kansas State Department of Health and Environment; Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  7. [S2154] Marilyn Johnston, Early Cloud County KS Marriages: Vol. I Jan 1886 - Jan 1902 (Concordia, Kansas: Cloud County Genealogical Society, 1989), 48, further cited as Johnston, Cloud Co. Marriages.
  8. [S461] US Census for 1900, Lawrence Township, Cloud County, Kansas, pop. sch., ED 21, sheet 5A, dwelling 92, family 93, Miles Billings hshld, married one year.
  9. [S462] US Census for 1910, Lawrence Township, Hollis Village, Cloud County, Kansas, pop. sch., ED 24, sheet 4A, family 75, Miles Billings hshld, married 11 years.
  10. [S110] Jo Benear. Billings-Logan Family Records, Clippings and Family Group Sheets, 1988, Compiler's genealogy files, West Jordan, Utah.
  11. [S462] US Census for 1910, Lawrence Township, Hollis Village, Cloud County, Kansas, pop. sch., ED 24, sheet 4A, family 75, Miles Billings hshld.
  12. [S461] US Census for 1900, Lawrence Township, Cloud County, Kansas, pop. sch., ED 21, sheet 5A, dwelling 92, family 93, Miles Billings hshld.
  13. [S961] Wilford Ervie Billings, SS no. 509-10-0380, 3 Dec 1936, Social Security Administration, Application for Account Number (Form SS-5), Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland.
  14. [S463] US Census for 1920, Penn Township, Osborne County, Kansas, pop. sch., ED 138, sheet 1B, dwelling 20, family 20, Miles J. T. Billings hshld.
  15. [S1021] Wilford Ervie Billings, Death Certificates.
  16. [S464] US Census for 1930, Pierceville Township, Finney County, Kansas, pop. sch., ED 28-7, sheet 6B, dwelling 122, family 136, Miles J. T. Billings hshld.