So often in the past it was the case that national, political events impacted directly on our ancestors. This is particularly the case in the Willis family in Barham in Kent. Between 1835 and 1850 four families had emigrated to the United States of America.
Eugene M. 'Shike' Willis Jr. of West Newbury, former West Newbury chief of police, died November 20, 2004 at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was 71.