John Williams

9 February 1852–1937 (Age 84)
Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

John Williams was born on 9 February 1852, in Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom as the son of Wiliam Williams and Christianna Cartwright. He married Caroline Knechtel about 1877, in Berlin, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Essex, Essex, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died in 1937, in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

John Williams
1852–1937
Caroline Knechtel
1856–1916
Marriage: about 1877
William Williams
1879–
Christie Williams
1880–1928
Rosetta Williams
1881–1964
Martha Maude Williams
1882–1955
Charles Williams
1885–1897
Ernest Williams
1888–
Alfred Williams
1890–1968
Mary Elizabeth Williams
1892–1966
Benjamin Williams
1894–
John Williams
1895–
Pearl Edna Williams
1897–1900

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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party
Age 2
A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1863
Age 11
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 23
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 (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

Possible Related Names

William
Willems
Iams
McWilliams
Pulliam
Wiliams
Willams

Sources (27)

  • John Williams in household of Albert F Goodrich, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Williams in household of Albert Goodrich, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Williams, "United States Census, 1900"

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