Ethel Billings (1894 - 1986)

Ethel Billings
1894 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Ethel Billings was born on August 31, 1894. She died in September 1986 at 92 years of age. We know that Ethel Billings had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38127.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Ethel Billings Biography

Vital facts & highlights of Ethel's life to share with the world.

Ethel Billings
Most commonly known name
Female
Gender
Ethel
First name
Unknown
Middle name
Unknown
Maiden name
Billings
Last name(s)
Unknown
Nickname(s) or aliases
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38127
Last known residence
Ethel Billings was born on
Birth
Ethel Billings died in
Death
Ethel Billings was born on
Ethel Billings died in
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Ethel.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Ethel Billings?
Burial / Funeral
Unknown
Obituary

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Ethel's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown

Religion

Unknown. Was Ethel a religious woman?

Education

Did Ethel finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Ethel attend?

Professions

Share what Ethel did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Ethel's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Ethel serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Ethel Billings?
View other bios of people named Ethel Billings
Back to Top

Ethel Billings Family Tree

Ethel's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Billings family tree.

Ethel's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Ethel Billings
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Share Memories about Ethel

What do you remember about Ethel Billings? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Ethel is remembered.

Ethel Billings Obituary

This obit of Ethel Billings is maintained by Ethel's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Ethel Billings passed away in September 1986 at 92 years old. She was born on August 31, 1894. We have no information about Ethel's immediate family. We know that Ethel Billings had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38127.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Ethel Billings

1894 - 1986 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Ethel's lifetime

In 1894, in the year that Ethel Billings was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1917, at the age of 23 years old, Ethel was alive when on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1933, by the time she was 39 years old, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1963, Ethel was 69 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1986, in the year of Ethel Billings's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

Other Biographies

Other Ethel Billingses

c. 1907 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Sep 22, 1924 - Sep 21, 1982
c. 1861 - Dec 10, 1929
Apr 18, 1917 - February 1987
Sep 18, 1881 - Jan 15, 1971
Sep 3, 1886 - Sep 15, 1971
Jun 22, 1902 - Jan 3, 1995
Sep 29, 1893 - March 1976
Jul 27, 1896 - December 1985
Jul 14, 1898 - Feb 26, 1998
Feb 2, 1892 - October 1983
Mar 11, 1891 - June 1975
Aug 30, 1912 - Sep 18, 2001
Apr 12, 1888 - August 1967
Dec 23, 1907 - Apr 2, 1998
Oct 15, 1930 - May 1974
Nov 3, 1912 - August 1986
Oct 13, 1906 - Sep 15, 1987

Other Billingses

Jan 12, 1901 - December 1992
Jul 20, 1903 - October 1973
Mar 27, 1913 - April 1972
Aug 3, 1956 - Oct 21, 2002
Aug 6, 1911 - June 1985
Oct 5, 1917 - Apr 26, 1992
Jun 15, 1911 - Jun 2, 2005
Dec 18, 1974 - Jan 15, 1990
Aug 14, 1919 - Jul 15, 1992
Sep 12, 1895 - June 1984
Sep 27, 1925 - Oct 21, 1990
Nov 12, 1923 - Apr 5, 2006
Jun 6, 1919 - November 1981
Oct 12, 1927 - Mar 22, 1997
Oct 9, 1978 - May 12, 2009
Jun 2, 1901 - August 1982
Nov 20, 1903 - November 1977
Jan 8, 1920 - Mar 1, 2005
Jul 5, 1908 - July 1973
Mar 20, 1932 - March 1969

Other Bios

Aug 31, 1899 - Dec 1, 1993
Jan 16, 1903 - August 1983
Nov 19, 1891 - February 1978
Jun 23, 1890 - March 1983
Jan 11, 1893 - Jan 3, 1991
May 12, 1896 - December 1977
Oct 30, 1900 - July 1978
Jun 21, 1886 - April 1977
Feb 15, 1897 - March 1980
May 13, 1905 - May 1987
Oct 8, 1888 - December 1974
May 26, 1903 - August 1979
Jul 4, 1907 - Oct 6, 1991
Feb 29, 1904 - Jan 24, 2000
Dec 1, 1892 - February 1981
Mar 5, 1892 - September 1975
Sep 22, 1900 - Mar 17, 1997
Oct 9, 1905 - April 1985
Feb 14, 1894 - June 1975
Feb 23, 1889 - May 1974
Success Stories from Biographies like Ethel Billings
Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories & family history at AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing the faces of family for the first time, to connecting unknown and lost relatives.

These stories will warm your heart. Are you inspired to share photos and biographies of the people from your past?