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Billington, Kenneth A.

Kenneth A. Billington U.S. Army WWII
Kenneth A. Billington U.S. Army WWII

Date of Birth: 6/24/1905
Died On: 3/23/1972
Street Address: 5 School Street
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-52

Kenneth A. Billington was born in New York in 1905. In Rye his family lived at 5 School Street. Kenneth served as an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Lieut. Kenneth A. Billington Promoted to Rank of Captain

Word has been received by Mrs. Kenneth A. Billington, of 224 Purchase Street, that her husband, Lieut. Kennet A. Billington, was just recently promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Billington received his commission in December 1942 and for a short time was stationed at the Holabird Ordnance Depot in Baltimore, and from there was transferred to his present post at the Umatilla Ordnance Depot in Hermiston, Ore. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Billington of Rye, and before entering the service was associated with his father in Billington Motor Company.
PAGE EIGHT THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, Septembtr 15, 1944


Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Hill Funeral Home for Kenneth A. Billington, j 66, of Park Drive South, who died last Thursday at Hillcrest Hospital in Pittsfield, Mass., after a two week illness.

A native of Rye, he was born June 24, 1905, son of the late Arthur and Helen Evans Billington. He retired in 1966 from the presidency of Billington Motor Co., founded in Rye in 1914 by his father. A graduate of Rye schools, Mr. Billington had been active in the community, having organized the civil defense organization; served as a member of the Harrison Zoning Board of Appeals for 14 years he was president of the Rye Visiting Nurse Association and was instrumental in founding its scholarship fund; was a past president of the Rye-Harrison Rotary Club; a member of the Rye Fish & Game Club; a member of Mamaro Lodge in Port Chester; and a member of the Rye Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Roane, of the home address; a daughter, Mrs. John Cronin of Scarsdale; a son, Ken of New York City; three grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. Sydney McBride of Rye and Mrs. John P. Cox of Stamford. Conn
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