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Billings, John D. (1838-1932)

BILLINGS

Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/3/2011 at 00:17:41

ANSWERS CALL
VETERAN OF THE CIVIL WAR
DIES AT AGE OF NINETY
FOUR
John D. Billings, aged 94, Civil war veteran, for many years a resident of Le Mars, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Diller, 900 West Fifth street, Sioux City, Saturday night.

Mr. Billings had been bedridden the last two years. Of late years he made his home in Sioux City after living in Le Mars, where he was engaged in draying and other work for many years. At one time he operated a Sawmill in Sergeant Bluff.

John D. Billings was born in Michigan, Allegon county. May 26, 1838. When the Civil war broke out he enlisted in Company F
Ninth Indiana infantry and served until 1865. Following his return from the war he was married in 1865 to Miss Elizabeth Moore.

In 1870 he came to Sioux City and later homesteaded land in Osceola county where he lived until coming to Plymouth County.

Mr. Billings is survived by his four daughters, Mrs. John Bixby, of Primghar; Mrs. Allen Semple, ot Madison, S.D., Mrs. Emmett Semple and Mrs. John Diller, of Sioux City, and five
sons, M. D. Billings, of Seattle, Washington; Perry, of Le Mars; George, of Los Angeles; C. H. Billings and Frank Billings, of Sioux City.

Accorded Military Funeral
Mr. Billings was a member of Mower Post, G. A. R., of Le Mars.

The funeral will be held at the Diller home at 1 p. m. Tuesday afternoon and services will be held at the graveside in Le Mars under the auspices of t h e G. A. R. and other military organizations at 3:15 p. m.

Mr. Billings was well known, especially among the older residents of Le Mars and had a wide acquaintance in northwest Iowa.

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