Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Obituary-George VanBilliard(another one)

George VanBilliard

Born:19 Sep 1864

Died:19 Jun 1935

I was going through Find A Grave this morning. I was looking for my VanBilliard line. And I found this obituary for George VanBilliard. Now this George VanBilliard is a first cousin to my great grandfather, George VanBilliard. I knew about this cousin but I did not have a death date for him. Now thank's to this Find A Grave posting by Richard H on 17 Feb 2006, I have all this information. And something I think is funny about these cousins was that not only did they share the same name but they were born 2 months apart. My George having been born 16 Jul 1864. But he died almost 5 years earlier, 10 Nov 1930. My George grew up in Pennsylvania and his cousin was born and raised in New Jersey so I wonder how well they knew each other.

George VanBilliard, a native of Springtown,Warren County, but for many years a residentof Annandale, Hunterdon County, where he was engaged in the general store business, died at 8 o'clock last evening, aged 71 years Mr. VanBilliard was a son of the late Mr. &Mrs. Oliver VanBilliard, for many years leading residents of Phillipsburg. His father served a term as mayor & for a long time was a Justice of the Peace.Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. LauraVanBilliard; 2 daughters, Mrs. Opal Apgar and Mrs.Meta Sutton, both of Annandale; & 2 brothers & asister, James VanBilliard in California; Wellington VanBilliard & Mrs. Irene Miller, both in Phillipsburg.He belonged to the Masonic Fraternity.Funeral services will be conducted at his latehome Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by the Rev.Chester A. Moore, of the Annandale Reformed Church & interment will be made in the cemetery at Cokesbury. There will also be a Masonic service.
Easton Express
Easton, Pa
NJ News
Saturday, 20th July, 1935
page 8