|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1861|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 1933|
Keokuk, Iowa, July 25 - Emmett Frank Billings of 1822 Park Street died at St. Joseph's Hospital at 5:30 p.m. yesterday after an illness of seven months. He was taken to the hospital on March 28.
Born in Wyaconda, Missouri on December 2, 1861, he came to Keokuk 36 years ago and was employed as a teamster.
On May 14, 1887, he was united in marriage with Mary Ellen Rains in Kahoka, Missouri. Twelve children were born to this union, six of whom preceded their father in death.
He was a member of the Modern Woodmen.
Surviving him are his wife and four sons and two daughters, Otto, Ray, Francis, and Albert Billings all of Keokuk, Mrs. Inez McDonald and Mrs. Nora Rudd, both of Keokuk. He also leaves a half-sister, Mrs. Georgia Hurdle of LaHarpe, Illinois and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home of the daughter, Mrs. H. McDonald, 1322 Park Street, with the Rev. W. P. Hanson officiating. The pallbearers were William Rader, Edward Lloyd, Joe Moore, Oliver Daughters, and C. Cox. Burial was in the family lot in the Blattner Cemetery at Wyaconda, Missouri. The profusion of flowers testified as to the esteem in which the deceased was held.
Mary Ellen Rains Billings (1867 - 1944)*
Burl Otto Billings (1889 - 1947)*
Ray Frank Billings (1890 - 1954)*
Jesse James Billings (1892 - 1895)*
Georgia Ann Billings (1894 - 1894)*
Grace Elizabeth Billings (1894 - 1895)*
Cliffie Hazel Billings (1897 - 1899)*
Velma Lee Billings (1900 - 1901)*
Joseph Harold Billings (1912 - 1914)*
Created by: Peggy Dochterman
Record added: Sep 08, 2010
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