Anna Williams

Female23 November 1864–26 December 1920

Brief Life History of Anna

When Anna Williams was born on 23 November 1864, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Edward M Williams, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Phillips, was 24. She married Dallas Mason on 23 January 1882, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Florence Election Precinct, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 26 December 1920, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Lava Hot Springs, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dallas Mason
Anna Williams
Marriage: 23 January 1882
Bessie Annie Mason
Edward Mason
Henry Samuel Mason
Charles H Mason
Elizabeth A. Mason
Daisy "Dixie" Mason
Hazel May Mason

Sources (26)

  • Ann Williams in household of Edwin Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Anna Williams, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Anna Norton, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 January 1882Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.


    Age 3

    Nebraska is the 37th state.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 17

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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