Odelia C. Billings

Odelia C. Billings[1]

Female 1912 - 2002  (89 years)

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  • Name Odelia C. Billings  [2, 3, 4
    Born 17 Feb 1912  New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1920  Jackson Ward 3, Hinds, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1930  Port Gibson, Claiborne, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1993  Chicago, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 17 Jan 2002  Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Jan 2002  Burr Oak Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P165  Our Extended Family and History
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 

    Father Charles Franklin Billings,   b. 09 Mar 1870, Adams County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1942, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rosena Dorothy Gaylor,   b. 01 Jan 1875, Jefferson, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1953, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 31 Dec 1893  Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Photos
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND RACE RELATIONS
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND RACE RELATIONS
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    AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND RACE RELATIONSThe image below was cut out from that list. It shows here that the LaSaines benefitted, at least partly, from a grant (probably a Rockafeller Grant) that alloted them opportunities in the medical…
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Melvin Powell 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F92  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jason McLemore,   b. 15 Aug 1909,   d. Oct 1982, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 02 May 1949  Cook County, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Jason McLemore, II
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Feb 1912 - New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Port Gibson, Claiborne, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 May 1949 - Cook County, Chicago, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1993 - Chicago, Il Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 2002 - Chicago, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Jan 2002 - Burr Oak Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Odelia_Billings Powell Mclemore
    Odelia_Billings Powell Mclemore
    Billings abt 1938
    Billings abt 1938
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    odelia_with_her_son_jason
    odelia_with_her_son_jason
    Rosena Dorothy Gaylor
    Rosena Dorothy Gaylor

  • Notes 
    • Odelia C. Billings is considered the matriarch of the Billings descendants.

      As a young woman, Odelia worked for The American Red Cross during World War II.

      Odelia had a wonderful business mind and later became a successful real estate investor and developer.

      She was known as kind and generous. She helped raise her brother's children and she adopted her neice's (Virginia) child and named him Jason McLemore II.

      Odelia loved to play cards with her sisters Elsie, Marie and Virgie and spend time at the summer home they built in Michigan.

      Odelia was the last of the Charles Billings kids and the last to leave us.

      Some documents have displayed her married name as McLamore. But her Obituary states, McLemore.

      Algernon C. Finley Sr recalls that Odelia had two small dogs, a Poodle and a Boxer. Both animals were spoiled beyond belief. The Poodle claimed the front passenger side of Odelia's car and would growl, bark and whine if someone took his place. The Boxer would jump up and snap at house guests.
      Odelia Powell Billings McLemore Obituary. This is the outside cover.
      In January, Day 18, 1998. Cynthia Audrey Day/Finley interviewed Odelia. Daughter of Reverend Charles Franklin Billings.
      This is Part I.
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      Odelia Billings Powell McLemore Obituary. The Inside of the program with Obituary.
      Odelia McLemore with her adopted son (Virginia's Son), Jason McLemore II. Odelia raised Jason. But his birth mother was Virginia Penn (who was given Finley later). Jason's grandfather is Raymond Penn. Odelia was considered the Matriarch of the Finley kids. She was a mother to everyone. - R. Finley Sr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-2144004508] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=8662431&pid=165

    2. [S-2137537691] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States), Year: 1920; Census Place: Jackson Ward 3, Hinds, Mississippi; Roll: T625_878; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 209.
      Birth date: abt 1912 Birth place: Mississippi Residence date: 1920 Residence place: Jackson Ward 3, Hinds, Mississippi

    3. [S-2138647634] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Year: 1930; Census Place: Port Gibson, Claiborne, Mississippi; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Birth date: abt 1913 Birth place: Mississippi Residence date: 1930 Residence place: Port Gibson, Claiborne, Mississippi

    4. [S-2115444667] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public ).
      Birth date: 17 Feb 1917 Birth place: Residence date: 1993 Residence place: Chicago, IL

    5. [S-2134050178] Mississippi Marriages 1826-1900, (Ancestry.com).

    6. [S-2145982973] Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - Mississippi marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfich).
      Marriage date: 31 Dec 1893 Marriage place: Jefferson, Mississippi

    7. [S-2134050197] Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index 1930 - 1960.
      Name: Odelia Billings Marriage Date: 2 May 1949 Spouse: Jason Marriage Location: Cook County, IL Marriage license: {488A6BE0-8690-4FE5-9340-639DBCD327A0} File Number: 2080131 Archive collection name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Marriages) Archive repository location: Chicago, IL Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk