Biddison,  Ensign Platt "Biddie" Jr.

Biddison, Ensign Platt "Biddie" Jr.

Male 1918 - 2005  (87 years)  

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  • Name Biddison, Ensign Platt  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Nickname Biddie 
    Born 20 Feb 1918  Des Moines County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1935  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 18 Apr 1940  Peoria Heights, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 3 May 1999  Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 25 Jun 2005  Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I35770  Sackett | Descendants of John Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2017 

    Father Biddison, Ensign Platt Sr.,   b. 20 Sep 1894, Patmos, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1968, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Lowrance, Nina Olive "Olive",   b. 4 Sep 1892, Decatur County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1999, Sun City Center, Hillsborough, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 106 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1915  Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F12825  Group Sheet

    Family Simmons, Ruth Laverne,   b. 13 Jun 1920, Deer Creek, Tazewell, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 2007, Peoria Heights, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1940  Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F12827  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Feb 1918 - Des Moines County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Apr 1940 - Peoria Heights, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jun 1940 - Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 3 May 1999 - Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jun 2005 - Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Advertisement for Biddie Biddison Orchestra
    Advertisement for Biddie Biddison Orchestra
    Galesburg Register-Mail (Galesburg, Illinois), 28 Jul 1972, page 6

  • Notes 
    • Find A Grave Memorial
      Ensign Platt Biddison, Jr
      Birth: Feb. 20, 1918; Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
      Death: Jun. 25, 2005; Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
      Burial:
      Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Ensign Platt Biddison (1894 - 1968)
      Nina Olive Lowrance Biddison (1892 - 1999)
      Spouse:
      Ruth L. Simmons Biddison (1920 - 2007)

      Created by: Julie Foreman
      Record added: Jan 22, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 64542958

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 64542958 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S814] 1940 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 17 Jul 2017.
      1940 Census, enumerated 18 Apr 1940 in Peoria Heights, Peoria County, Illinois, United States

      Ensign P Biddison Head M 44 Ohio
      Olive Biddison Wife F 47 Iowa
      Ensign P Biddison Son M 22 Iowa
      Ruby Biddison Daughter F 18 Iowa
      Jack Biddison Son M 15 Iowa
      Jaynet Biddison Daughter F 7 Indiana
      All lived in Inianapolis, Marion County, Indiana in 1935

      "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWCT-XBB : accessed 18 July 2017), Jaynet Biddison in household of Ensign P Biddison, Peoria Heights, Richwoods Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 72-31, sheet 16B, line 44, family 364, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 865.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 17 Jul 2017.
      FORMER PEORIA RESIDENT OLIVE BIDDISON, 106, DIES
      Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) ? Wednesday, May 5, 1999

      PEORIA -- Olive L. Biddison, 106, of 3850 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Peoria, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday,

      May 3, 1999, at Palm Garden of Sun City Center in Sun City Center.

      Born Sept. 4, 1892, in Decatur, Iowa, to Francis Marion and Augusta Lyons Lowrance, she married Ensign P. Biddison Sr. on Dec. 14, 1915, in Chariton, Iowa. He died Jan. 15, 1968, in Peoria.

      She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Browdues, two sisters and one brother.

      Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Buchner of Peoria and Janet Swain of Florida; two sons, Biddie and Jack, both of Peoria; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

      She and her husband established Peoria Chris Craft boat sales and also purchased Batey's Barn. She also was an elementary school teacher for nine years.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Presbyterian Church, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Ben Johnston will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

      Memorials may be made to the Grace Presbyterian Church music department. @ART CAPTION:Olive Biddison

      Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) ? Wednesday, May 5, 1999

      Peoria Journal Star, The, Illinois, GenealogyBank.com (http://genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/0F91AA8C97A6B48C-0F91AA8C97A6B48C : accessed 17 July 2017) Olive L Biddison

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 17 Jul 2017.
      Ensign Biddison

      PEORIA - Ensign "Biddi" Biddison, 87, 3502 N. Woodbine Terrace died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, at OSF St. Clare Home.

      Born Feb. 20, 1918, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Ensign Platt and Olive Lowrance Biddison, he married Ruth L. Simmons on June 2, 1940, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She survives.

      Also surviving are one son, Ralph (and Linda) of Peoria; one brother, Jack (and Nadine) of Peoria; two sisters, Ruby Buchner of Peoria and Jaynet (and Jack) Swain of Sun City, Fla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by one sister.

      He worked for Hiram Walker & Sons for 34 years, retiring in 1981.

      He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 26; Temple Lodge 26 AF&AM, Peoria Consistory; and Mohammed Temple Shrine.

      He was past president of the Mohammed Brass Band.

      He also organized his own popular dance band under the name of the "Biddie Biddison Orchestra," which was voted the Midwest's most danceable band.

      Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wilton Mortuary. The Rev. John King will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Additional visitation will be one hour before services at the mortuary. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

      Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 101635.

      Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - Monday, June 27, 2005

      "Peoria Journal Star, The", Illinois, GenealogyBank.com (http://genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/10B2B28295D176E8-10B2B28295D176E8 : accessed 17 July 2017)
      Ensign Biddison

    5. [S830] Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, (https://familysearch.org), Reference ID: Vol 26 Pg 34 Cn 1375 (Reliability: 3).
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJJ5-75Q
      Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934
      Name: E. P. Biddison
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 14 Dec 1915
      Event Place: Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States
      Age: 21
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1894
      Father's Name: C. G. Biddison
      Mother's Name: Viola Platt
      Spouse's Name: Olive Laurance
      Spouse's Age: 21
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1894
      Spouse's Father's Name: F. M. Laurance
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Gussie Lyons
      Reference ID: Vol 26 Pg 34 Cn 1375
      GS Film number: 1765284
      Digital Folder Number: 004322283
      Image Number: 68

    6. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 21370564 (Reliability: 3).


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