Date of Death: 28 Feb 1921
Subject: Everley Emerson Billups
Source: St. Joseph News-Press, 1 Mar 1921, p. 14
Everley Emerson Billups, age 15 years, died at his home, 816 N. 6th st. Monday afternoon at 6:10 o'clock. He is survived by his father, mother and 1 sister and 1 brother, Mrs. Geneva Childs and William D. Billups. Funeral will be from the residence tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment at Whitesville, Mo. Friends invited.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press, 17 Sep 1921, p. 6
Charging that the death of their seventeen-year-old son was caused from injuries suffered when he was attacked by James Honan, a former policeman, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Billups have filed suit against Honan in the circuit court for $5,000 damages.
Everly [sic] Emerson Billups, a newsboy, was selling papers at Union Passenger Station last September, the petition alleges, when the officer struck the boy on the head, causing a nervous injury. Billups was sent home. His death took place four months later, and the petition recites that it was directly due to the treatment by the policeman.
At Central Police Station today it was said there had been no report of any trouble between Honan and Billups. Last January Honan resigned from the force. He was considered an efficient officer.”