Billington/Simpson Family Pictures
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A. Billington B. Sep 1881 D. Dec 1911 Wise County, TX
Married Rebecca (Birdie) Davis 29 Feb 1896 D. Sep 1898 Wise County, TX
Married Elizabeth Simpson 16 Sep 1900 Wise County, TX
Simpson Billington B. 28 Nov 1878 AR D. 04 Jan 1964 Wise County, TX
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E. Simpson B. Aug 1849 D. 16 Mar 1910 Wise County, TX Father of Elizabeth &
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Ellen Turnbow Simpson B. 1846 Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
D. 2 Apr 1918 Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA
Married James E Simpson 1873
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from the Bridgeport Index newspaper. Click to enlarge.
Don Billington email@example.com Writes about this picture: "Woodrow was my father's 1st cousin and one of his best friends in life. My earliest memory of him was a day my mother and I were walking by the Decatur courthouse. We met a man coming toward us whose face was so bloody he was almost unrecognizable. My mother recognized him a asked him what had happened. He and my dad had been returning from Fort Worth and had a wreck. He said they had been towed in and that my dad was alright and was checking on the car. His face left an indelible mark on my young mind.
Woodrow married May Dell Byford in 1941 and they had a son, Royce in 1943, and a daughter, Barbara Jean in 1948. He was in the army during WW II but I don't remember him talking about it. We didn't see him for sometime. By then we had lived in Beaumont and later Fort Worth. After his discharge Woodrow returned to Decatur and worked as a mechanic, sometimes owning his own shop. He was also pastor of several small churches in Wise and Tarrant counties. Woodrow died in 1988 and his wife in 1992. Their son, Royce, died in 1997. They were a good and loving family. He was pall-bearer for my grandmother and my father.