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Dorothy Rose Billings

Female 1910 - 1985


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  • Name  Dorothy Rose Billings  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born  12 Jun 1910  Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Female 
    Non-line Spouse 
    • She was first married to a man named White. They had a son, Paul, and possibly several daughters. Dorothy had two daughters, either by him or by Ernest Wellington.
    Died  12 Mar 1985  Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Obituary  13 Mar 1985  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Hawk Eye 
    • New London (IA) -- Mrs. Dorothy Rose Wellington, 74, New London, died in Burlington Medical Center at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.

      She was born June 12, 1910, at Keithsburg, Illinois, to William and Olive Swanson Billings. She married Ernest Wellington August 27, 1937, at Kahoka, Missouri; he died December 29. 1980.

      Mrs. Wellington was employed by Lamont Glove Company for 30 years. Surviving: A son, Paul E. White, Burlington; two daughters, Margaret Mettenburg, Ft. Madison, and Patsy Stratton, West Burlington; two sisters, Minnie Erickson and Frances Ockert, both of Burlington; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

      Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elliott Chapel, the Reverend Rodney Cooper; Burge Cemetery. An American Cancer Society memorial has been established.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Dorothy Wellington; born: 12 June 1910; died: March 1985; last residence: 52601 (Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 480-18-1881; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  16 Mar 1985  Burge Cemetery, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID  I15618  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  William C. Billings,   b. 6 Jan 1882,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Olive Swanson,   b. Between 1888 and 1889,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Residence  Sep 1918  Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID  F18719  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Lysle Ellsworth White,   b. 22 May 1911, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1997 
    Married  24 Feb 1928  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Lysle E. White; Groom's Birth Date: 1911; Groom's Birthplace: Mediapolis, Iowa; Groom's Age: 17; Bride's Name: Dorothy R. Billings; Bride's Birth Date: 1910; Bride's Birthplace: Keithsburg, Illinois; Bride's Age: 18; Marriage Date: 24 February 1928; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: James J. White; Groom's Mother's Name: Hattie Davis; Bride's Father's Name: William Billings; Bride's Mother's Name: Olive Swanson; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02679-5; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1547825; Reference Number: 9185
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F22722  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ernest Sylvester Wellington,   b. 6 Mar 1902, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1980, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Aug 1937  Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F5571  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Dorothy Rose (Billings) Wellington
    The Obituary of Dorothy Rose (Billings) Wellington
    Dorothy Rose Billing, daughter of William and Olive (Swanson) Billings, married Ernest Sylvester Wellington (1902-1980) August 27, 1937, in Kahoka, Missouri. Dorothy was born June 12, 1910, in Keithsburg, Illinois, and died March 12, 1985, in Burlington, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S266] New London, Iowa - New London Journal Centennial Edition Newspaper, M. Ruth (DeLong) Peterson, (published by The New London Journal on the occasion of the paper's centennial in 1975, Duane Griggs, editor; New London, Henry County, Iowa: composed and printed by The Hawk Eye; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), pages 209-210 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3989] Bouquet, June Olive (Waterhouse) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 30, December 16, 1979; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S2371] Wellington, Ernest Sylvester - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 10, December 30, 1980; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S2372] Wellington, Dorothy Rose (Billings) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 20, March 13, 1985; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S476] Burge Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa - Burials, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987, publication #0335; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).