Phillip Allen Williams

16 February 1853–24 January 1938 (Age 84)
Buckner, Franklin, Illinois, United States

The Life of Phillip Allen

When Phillip Allen Williams was born on 16 February 1853, in Buckner, Franklin, Illinois, United States, his father, John J Williams, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ann "Polly" Brashear, was 35. He married Sarah Frances Day on 28 October 1875, in Odin, Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Odin Township, Marion, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Odin, Marion, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 January 1938, in Sandoval, Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sandoval, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Allen Williams
Sarah Frances Day
Marriage: 28 October 1875
Lillie Bell Williams
George Newton Williams
Robert Douglas Williams
Ada Adeline Williams
Ira Thomas Williams
Nellie Mae Williams
Everette Williams
Ray Williams
Phillip Logan Williams
Maude Louisa Williams
Claud Wellington Williams
Ernest Williams

Spouse and Children

28 October 1875
Odin, Marion, Illinois, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John J Williams


    Mary Ann "Polly" Brashear





    John Joseph Williams


    William Williams


    Elizabeth Williams


    Pinkney David Williams


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 3

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 23

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Philip Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Philip Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Phillip Williams, "United States Census, 1910"

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