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Delia Gladys Meyer Billings
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1901
West Olive
Ottawa County
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1986
Paducah
McCracken County
Kentucky, USA

Delia married Clayton on June 14, 1924 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan.

At age 12-13 & 15-16 ys she worked in the family restaurants Also at age 15 worked in the canning factory

Family story: Delia left for Chicago at age 16 to live in a church boarding school (1917)called The Moody Institute and to work. Had to sneek out to see movies because there was a curfew. Put cardboard in her shoes because the soles wore out.

1920 Census:
Name: Lelia (Delia) Gladys Meyer
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 23, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Age: 18
Estimated birth year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birth Place: United States of America
Mother's Birth Place: United States of America
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Lillian H Lovell 53
Harry J Dradall 31
Robert L Dradall 21
Delia Gladys Meyer 18
Robert James Pierson 26
Edwin L Wyman 21
Milly Schatz 33

When Lillian, her mother read where the gangsters had a shoot out in a restaurant in the area of the boarding house, she sent her older brother, Leo to Chicago to bring her home. She did not want to come home, but she did. She stayed with an Aunt which she said wasn't good

A letter dated July 1, 1920 from Montgomery Ward & Co, Stenographic Dept wondering if she was returning to work. Addressed to Delia Meyer, 2945 N. Halsted St., Chicago, ILL Believed she had moved back to Holland.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Fredrick Karl Meyer (1872 - 1933)
  Lillian Mae Flieman Wagenveld (1876 - 1945)
 
 Spouse:
  Clayton Meredith Billings (1891 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Clayton Meredith Billings (1925 - 1968)*
  Dorothy Jean Billings Tamburini-Bravick (1927 - 1997)*
  Lillian Eudora Billings Baker (1930 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leo Jacob Meyer (1893 - 1954)*
  Delia Gladys Meyer Billings (1901 - 1986)
  Lester Fred Meyer (1905 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"In Loving Memory / Delia G. Billings / 1901 - 1986"
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
Paducah
McCracken County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Leanne M. Meyer
Record added: Dec 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45207446
Delia Gladys <i>Meyer</i> Billings
Added by: Eva Wilkerson
 
Delia Gladys <i>Meyer</i> Billings
Added by: Leanne M. Meyer
 
Delia Gladys <i>Meyer</i> Billings
Added by: Eva Wilkerson
 
 
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Grandma: I Love YOU!
- Lavonne Digby
 Added: Oct. 17, 2013
Aunt Delia, gone but not forgotten.
- Love Leanne Meyer
 Added: Sep. 9, 2010
 
 
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