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William Billingsly

William Billingsly

Posted: 1399167093000
Classification: Query
I am looking for information on the marriage of William Billingsley and Laura White. Billinglsly might be spelled a couple of different ways.

From the 1900 census it says they were married in 1899 (In Kenosha, WI probably). They were my great grandparents. I don't know if they divorced or if he died but Laura remarried in 1906.

The 1900 census also says he was born in 1864 in Missouri and that his parents were born there as well. We all know that sometimes these things aren't correct, it's all I have to go on.

I'm pretty good at digging things up but I can find nothing about him. Nothing.

This is the only trace i can find of him (and there's an error, see below)

The error on the census says that Wesly's last name is Billinglsy, but his last name was White. I know that for sure.

So there's my great grandfather and then he's gone, without a trace. I've contacted the granddaughter of my great grandmother (she remarried) and she said that they knew she was married before, (that marriage produced my grandmother, Bernice) but no one ever spoke of the man.

Any help or advice, i'm at a dead end on this one.


Re: William Billingsly

Posted: 1401416686000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1401416777000
Where is William Billingsley from and the year he was born in.. Did he have siblings, that you know of?

Re: William Billingsly

Posted: 1401545916000
Classification: Query
There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census.

I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

this link is incomplete .......

Where are they living in 1900???????????

WHO is Wesley ????????

1910 -
Name: Wesley White
Age in 1910: 23
Birth Year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1910: Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Frank White
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Sarah White
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin

Frank White 56, NY - dairy farmer
Sarah White 52, WI
Wesley White 23, WI - misidentified in 1900 census

Need DOB + birthplace for Bernice.
WHO did she marry ??? Need his 1st & last name + DOB + birthplace.
Need her parents 1st names + last name + DOB's + birthplaces.

WHO did Laura marry in 1906??

Re: William Billingsly

Posted: 1401587444000
Classification: Query
The 1900 census says that William Billingsly was born November 1864 in Missouri and that both of his parents were born in Missouri.

That is the entirety of what I know about my great grandfather. Nothing more.


Re: William Billingsly

Posted: 1401588090000
Classification: Query
1. In 1900 they were living in Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, Wisconsin

2. Wesley is Laura's brother, incorrectly identified as her son in the 1900 census. His name was Wesley White, NOT Wesley Billingsly.

3. Bernice Billingsly (My grandmother) DOB Feb 16, 1900

4. Bernice married:
Arthur Stanley Hjort Birth 17 February 1899 in Iowa
Edward Henry Buske Birth Aug 24 1883 in Town of Ixonia, Wisconsin
John C Funke Married to Bernice 11 May 1949

yes, she had three husbands.

5. Bernice's parents were:
Laura E. White DOB April 1881, New York
Frank Leroy White Birth 3 Jan 1854 in Groton, Tompkins, New York, USA Death 10 Oct 1936 in Russell, Lake, Illinois.

6. In 1906 Laura married Clarence W. White. (NO relation, just the exact same surname as her maiden name).

Re: William Billingsly

Posted: 1401599929000
Classification: Query
And I must say that I question the 1900 census saying that he was born in 1864. That would make him quite a bit older than his bride. By like more than 20 years…..maybe that's another typo on that 1900 census.
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