Shelby  County  Indiana


A  Central  Indiana  Newspaper
circa 1960
          William Henry Billingsley,  59, a 10-year employee of the Shelby County Highway Department and a resident of Moral Township who lived on Fairland, RR 1, died Sunday at 9 PM at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.  He had been in failing health for several months and hospitalized three weeks with a complication of diseases.  Mr. Billingsley was born November 25, 1901, in Shelby County, a son of  James and  Minnie Billingsley.  He married  Nina Kroening  in 1927 and she survives with one son,  Dr. John Billingsley  of Greenwood, and three sisters,  Mrs. Iva Rabourn  of Acton,  Mrs. Ruth Branson  of Fairland and  Mrs. Lucy Pierson  of Morristown, RR 1.  There are three grandchildren.  Mr. Billingsley was a member of the London Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 PM at the Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  Reverend Clara Mae Ripple will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 PM today.
Contributed by Marlena Linne

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, May 5, 1938
Eighty-Two-Year Old Shelbyville
Resident  Dies  at  Home  of
Daughter, Mrs. Agnes Woods.
          Richard C. Billingsley,  age 82, a resident of this city for the past 26 years, died at 12:40 p.m. Saturday at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Agnes Wood,  of Union township, Johnson county.
          Mr. Billingsley had been ill for several months.  He was the son of  James and  Elizabeth Billingsley  and was born in Dearborn county on August 14, 1858.  In 1898, he was united in marriage to  Mrs. Phoebe Tanner  who preceded him in death in 1929.
          The deceased was engaged in the cement contracting business here for several years, after which he eas employed at the Spiegel furniture company.
          Survivors include two children, Mrs. Wood, at whose home he died, and  Hamilton Billingsley,  of this city, and five grandchildren.
          He was a member of the First M. E. church.  Funeral services will be held at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday, with Dr. J. W. McFall officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, July 18, 1929
Frank Billingsley Succumbs Wed-
nesday Night After Two Months
Serious Illness
          Frank Billingsley,  one of the best known agriculturists in Shelby county died at his home in Noble township about nine o'clock Wednesday night.  The death resulted from a two months illness following paralysis and although his condition had been critical for some time, the death comes as no less of a shock to his hundreds of friends and acquaintances.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the home of  Mrs. Clinton Blades,  a niece, in Hope, where the body was moved after death.  The rites will be held at ten o'clock Saturday morning with the Rev. A. L. ??adcy, pastor of the Hope Baptist church, officiating.  Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director, is in charge of burial, which will be in the Flat Rock church cemetery.
          Mr. Billingsley was the son of  Allen and  Sarah Billingsley  and was born September 30, 1857, making him at the time of death seventy-one years, nine months and seventeen days of age.  In October, 1880, he was united in marriage with  Jennie Ray,  who preceded him in death in 1913.  One son,  Ralph Billingsley,  survives to mourn the death with three sisters and one brother,  Miss Letta Billingsley,  of this city;  Mrs. Louise Parrish,  of Dunreith, and  Mrs. Forest Spellman,  of Knightstown, are the sisters, and  Charles Billingsley,  president of the First National Bank in this city, is a brother.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
April 1905
          Mrs. Sarah A. Billingsley  died at her late home in Flat Rock at ten o'clock Monday night of bronchitis, aged sixty-six years, seven months and twenty-five days.  She has been suffering for a number of years from the effects of this disease, but has only been bedfast for a week or ten days.  She leaves two sons, Charles Billingsley, of this city, Frank Billingsley, of Flat Rock, and three daughters, Miss Letta, who lives at home, Mrs. Forest Spellman  and  Mrs. Lewis Parrish.  Besides these she leaves one brother,  E. O. Winterrowd, of Chicago and one sister,  Mrs. John Messick, of this city.  She was a daughter of the late  Anderson Winterrowd.  Mrs. Billingsley was for a long number of years a member of the Methodist church and has always been faithful to its teachings and has attended its services regularly.  Funeral services were held at the late home on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m.  The Rev. John Schull will officiate.  Interment was made in the Norristown cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman of this city.
Sarah Ann Winterrowd Billingsley
born on Aug 29 1838
died on Apr 24 1905.
daughter of  Anderson Winterrowd  and  Prudence Jeffrys Bone
Contributed by Chris Anderson

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