Nettie Jane Williams

Female5 November 1865–23 December 1894

Brief Life History of Nettie Jane

When Nettie Jane Williams was born on 5 November 1865, in Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, her father, William Williams, was 29 and her mother, Leah Caroline Greenman, was 26. She had at least 1 son with Frank Hill. She lived in La Crescent, Houston, Minnesota, United States in 1880. She died on 23 December 1894, at the age of 29.

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Frank Hill
Nettie Jane Williams
Don Winthrop Hill

Sources (3)

  • Nettie Williams in household of William Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nettie J. Williams in entry for Don Winthrop Hill, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Nettie Jane Williams in entry for Frank Albert Hill, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 2

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 10

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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