The Shemwell Family

Major Earl BillingsleyAge: 67 years18931961

Name
Major Earl Billingsley
Given names
Major Earl
Surname
Billingsley
Birth October 14, 1893 21 18
Birth of a brotherMearl F Billingsley
June 1897 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 4 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a brotherGeorge Dewey Billingsley
April 18, 1900 (Age 6 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherMiles Dave Billingsley
September 22, 1903 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Pearl “Bessie” Billingsley
October 24, 1906 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterBonnie Lee Billingsley
March 15, 1910 (Age 16 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a brotherDoc Edward Billingsley
March 10, 1913 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Martis Billingsley
February 5, 1916 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 22 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Military
WW1 Draft
May 31, 1917 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a brotherSam Nealy Billingsley
March 11, 1918 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 23 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 24 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 15, 1920 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a brotherAlvin Owie Billingsley
May 28, 1921 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1Earl Billingsley Jr.
November 30, 1922 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 35 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 36 years)
Census April 17, 1940 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 48 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a fatherGeorge Franklin Billingsley
March 27, 1950 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 56 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a sisterElizabeth Pearl “Bessie” Billingsley
June 7, 1955 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 52 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death June 1, 1961 (Age 67 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Los Angeles National Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about August 1890
9 months
elder brother
3 years
himself
Major Earl Billingsley
Birth: October 14, 1893 21 18Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: June 1, 1961Los Angeles, California, United States
4 years
younger brother
Mearl F Billingsley
Birth: June 1897 25 21Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: November 1, 1989Floyd, Georgia, United States
3 years
younger brother
George Dewey Billingsley
Birth: April 18, 1900 28 24Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: February 1968Cobb, Georgia, United States
3 years
younger brother
Miles Dave Billingsley
Birth: September 22, 1903 31 27Georgia, United States
Death: May 3, 1982Troup, Georgia, United States
3 years
younger sister
Elizabeth Pearl “Bessie” Billingsley
Birth: October 24, 1906 34 31Alabama, United States
Death: June 7, 1955Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
3 years
younger sister
Bonnie Lee Billingsley
Birth: March 15, 1910 38 34Esom Hill, Polk, Georgia, United States
Death: July 19, 1991Inyo, California, United States
3 years
younger brother
Doc Edward Billingsley
Birth: March 10, 1913 41 37Cedar Town, Polk, Georgia, United States
Death: February 9, 1972Chambers, Alabama, United States
3 years
younger brother
John Martis Billingsley
Birth: February 5, 1916 44 40Esom Hill, Polk, Georgia, United States
Death: April 29, 1998Riverside, California, United States
2 years
younger brother
Sam Nealy Billingsley
Birth: March 11, 1918 46 42Bauxite, Saline, Arkansas, United States
Death: June 30, 1998Troup, Georgia, United States
3 years
younger brother
Alvin Owie Billingsley
Birth: May 28, 1921 49 45Bauxite, Saline, Arkansas, United States
Death: May 28, 1997Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, United States
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himself
Major Earl Billingsley
Birth: October 14, 1893 21 18Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: June 1, 1961Los Angeles, California, United States
wife
Ola Nettie Bowen
Birth: January 22, 1905Benton, Arkansas, United States
Death: January 18, 1995Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama, United States
son
Earl Billingsley Jr.
Birth: November 30, 1922 29 17Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
Death: January 4, 2000Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama, United States
son
Private

Major Earl Billingsley has 4 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - George Franklin Billingsley - Household

3rd Precinct Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, USA

NameRelationRaceSexDOBAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYUSYOIN/AOccupationMnsUEduEng?Home
George Franklin BillingsleyheadWMJan 187228M11--ALSCSCFarmer
Ann wifeWFOct 187524M1154ALALAL
Henry C. BillingsleysonWMApr 18919S---ALALAL
Earl BillingsleysonWMOct 18936S---ALALAL
Meral F. BillingsleysonWMJun 18972S---ALALAL
George L. BillingsleysonWMApr 19001mS---ALALAL
Mary Minerva BradfordmotherWFApr 185149W---SCNCSC

Notes: Mother Mary is Widowed

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - George Franklin Billingsley - Household

Dist. 1079 Esom Hill, Polk, Georgia, USA

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPOccupationIndustry
George Franklin BillingsleyheadMW38M20--ALSCSCFarmerGeneral Farm
Tempie Ann wifeFW34M2087ALALAL
Earl BillingsleysonMW16S---ALALALLaborerHome farm
Mearl F. BillingsleysonMW12S---ALALAL
George L. BillingsleysonMW9S---ALALAL
Miles Dave BillingsleysonMW6S---GAALAL
Bessie Pearl BillingsleydaughterFW3S---ALALAL
Bonnie Lee BillingsleydaughterFW1moS---GAALAL

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - George Franklin Billingsley - Household

Bryant Street Bauxite, Saline, Arkansas

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Billingsley, GeorgeheadMW49MALSCSCMill handBauxite Mill
Billingsley, AnniewifeFW44MALALAL
Billingsley, EarlsonMW25SALALALMachinistPipe Shop
Billingsley, Mearl sonMW22SALALALMill handBauxite Mill
Billingsley, George DsonMW19SALALALMill handBauxite Mines
Billingsley, DavesonMW16SGAALAL
Billingsley, Bessie PdaughterFW13SALALAL
Billingsley, BonniedaughterFW9SGAALAL
Billingsley, DocksonMW6SALALAL
Billingsley, MardissonMW3-10mSGAALAL
Billingsley, NealiesonMW1-9mSARALAL