Sunday, August 21, 2011

Florinda Jean Atkinson Billington

Florinda was born in Bowling Green Kentucky, Adair County on February 9, 1937, married  November 17,  1854 in Freestone County Texas  to James A. Billington and emigrated to Missouri around 1865-6.
Shortly after settling in Carrollton, her husband, James died and she and the children maintained the ranch for a time. We know little about her life except that she was quite gruff and domineering.  She had several illnesses throughout her life.  She was the mother of 9 children.  She out lived all of them except D.S. and Meriot.  She was a window for 36 years.  She lived the last half of her life with her son Meriot in Kansas City.  She took several trips to Deadwood/Spearfish South Dakota area to see her son D.S. and grandchildren.  The only picture we have of her was taken in Deadwood probably around 1887.   She died in Kansas City on December 30, 1904.

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