- Birth Date
- 15 August 1835
- Death Date
- 20 April 1915
William Andrew Bills
As an adult William drowned in Utah's Jordan River in 1915. The death date given above is the day his body was found (the search for him had lasted for fifteen days).
Ancestry's index to the 1900 census gives the surname "Biler" but it should be "Bills."
Note that his death certificate confirms his death date, but shows his birth date as 5 August 1834. FamilySearch and the inscription on his gravestone show his his birth year as 1835.
- Age at Departure: 12
- 1850 Utah Census.
- 1900 Utah Census.
- "Bishop Bills' Body Found In Jordan River," Salt Lake Telegram, 20 Apr. 1915, sec. 2, 1.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- First 100, report, 1848 June.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1848, 3.
- Utah Death Certificate Index, 1905-1967.