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James Rosser Billups

  • Birth 4 Oct 1880 Belvidere, Perquimans County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 5 Jan 1943 Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 20392490

The husband of Mary Elsie (Banks) Billups. I believe he died at Lake Taylor City Hospital. He was the father of Elsie Lee Billups Dods

I never knew my Grandfather but, I was named after him.

During the Depression, he owned three businesses. One of them was a grocery store. According to my mother, people would come to him and ask for food, because they did not have any money. They promised to pay him back when they could. Grandpa always gave them food knowing that he would probably never be paid back. But that was OK with him. He was a kind man. I wish I could have known him.

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  • Created by: Neil B (John 3:16)
  • Added: 10 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20392490
  • Neil B (John 3:16)
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Rosser Billups (4 Oct 1880–5 Jan 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20392490, citing Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Neil B (John 3:16) (contributor 46794418) .