Wilford Ervie Billings

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Wilford Ervie Billings, son of Miles Jerry Theodore Billings and Ada Myrtle Price, was born at Hollis, Cloud Co., Kansas, 5 March 1905.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 He died at Dodge City, Ford Co., Kansas, 17 January 1980.2,3 Both he and his wife were buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Ford Co., Kansas.2,9

Wilford married (1) Ethel M. DuPree, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Luray, Russell Co., Kansas, 6 August 1924;10,11,12 they later divorced, before 1928;11 he married (2) Jennie Luene Logan, daughter of Dana Roy Logan and Chella Mae Gardner, at Salida, Chaffee Co., Colorado, 26 August 1928. The Bible record gives the location as Howard, [Fremont Co.] Colorado. The memory book says Salida. The marriage certificate says Salida (in Chaffee Co.), and the license was issued at Canon City, Fremont Co., 30 July 1928.13,14,15,16

For their 50th wedding anniversary, Jennie wrote a brief memoir of their lives.17
Wilford and Jennie had eight children, six still living.

Family 1

Ethel M. DuPree b. 1906

Family 2

Jennie Luene Logan b. 2 Feb 1912, d. 24 Jul 1979
  • Lyle Wilford Billings18,19 b. 27 May 1929, d. 28 Aug 1947
  • Jo "(Josephine)" Billings18 b. 12 Feb 1931, d. 11 Apr 2011
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  1. [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.
  2. [S1021] Wilford Ervie Billings, Death Certificates, File No. 80-000376 (1980), Kansas State Department of Health and Environment; Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  3. [S612] Ancestry.com Social Security Death Index, Internet database. (My Family.com, Provo, Utah: viewed 11/4/2006), Number 509-10-0380, Issue State: Kansas, Issue Date: Before 1951.
  4. [S462] Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Lawrence Township, Hollis Village, Cloud Co., Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 24, sheet 4A, family 75, Miles Billings household, age 5, born in Kansas; original data: NARA micropublication T624, Thirteenth Census of the United States, , 1784 rolls, roll #435.
  5. [S463] Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Penn Township, Osborne Co., Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 138, sheet 1B, dwelling 20, family 20, Miles J. T. Billings household, age 14, born in Kansas; original data: NARA micropublication T625, Fourteenth Census of the United States, , 2076 rolls, roll #544.
  6. [S464] Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Garden City, Ward 1, Finney Co., Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 28-1, sheet 11E, dwelling 217, family 247, Wilford Billings household, age 25, a farmer born in Kansas and renting his home at 612 W. Santa Fe for $5 a month; original data: NARA micropublication T626, Fifteenth Census of the United States, , 2668 rolls, roll #702.
  7. [S465] Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Dodge City, Ward 6, Ford Co., Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 29-11, sheet 10A, dwelling 1106 W. Vine, family 215, Wilford Billings household, age 35, born in Kansas, laborer in road construction; original data: NARA micropublication T627, Sixteenth Census of the United States, , 4643 rolls.
  8. [S2463] Ancestry.com, 1950 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Dodge City, Ford Co., Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (e.d.) 24-16, sheet 26, line 27, residing at 1105 W. Cedar, Wilford Billings household, age 45, born in Kansas, in the previous week worked 70 hours for newspaper agency; original data: NARA micropublication T628, Sixteenth Census of the United States, , 6373 rolls.
  9. [S2323] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed Sep 2020), memorial page for Wilford Ervie Billings & Jennie Luene Billings, Find a Grave memorial #104779238 & 11038753, maintained by Cookie, further cited as Find A Grave.
  10. [S2106] Wilford I. Billings & Ethel DuPree, Marriage Certificate, 6 August 1924, Kansas Division of Vital Statistics.
  11. [S110] Jo Benear. Billings-Logan Family Records, Clippings and Family Group Sheets, 1988, Compiler's genealogy files, Clarkdale, Arizona.
  12. [S1651] Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, (on-line database), 2009, Paradise, Russell Co., Kansas; roll 133, image 18. Original data: Kansas State Census (1925), Microfilm reels K1 - K177: Kansas State Historical Society.
  13. [S1291] Wilford I. Billings & Jenny L. Logan, Marriage Certificate, 27 August 1928, County Clerk, Fremont Co., Colorado, No. 6959.
  14. [S1288] Billings-Logan, Marriage Record Report, File No. 6959 (1928), Colorado Department of Health, Denver, Colorado.
  15. [S549] Bible Record of Family and Descendants of Dana Roy and Chella (Gardner) Logan, The Holy Bible: King James Authorized Version Containing the Old and New Testaments, Indexed Self-Pronouncing Edition (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A. J. Holman Co., 1930); Compiler's genealogy files.
  16. [S1256] Jennie Luene Billings, "Fiftieth Anniversary Memory Book" , 1978, 6; Compiler's genealogy files, Clarkdale, Arizona, further cited as "Memory Book."
  17. [S1256] Billings, "Memory Book."
  18. [S1256] Billings, "Memory Book", "Family Tree."
  19. [S464] 1930 United States Census, Garden City, Ward 1, Finney Co., Kansas, POP. SCH., ED 28-1, SHEET 11E, DWELLING 217, FAMILY 247, Wilford Billings HSHLD.