Ernest Augustus Williams

Male18 October 1861–11 February 1941

Brief Life History of Ernest Augustus

When Ernest Augustus Williams was born on 18 October 1861, in Humboldt, California, United States, his father, Uriah Williams, was 33 and his mother, Mahala Dean, was 21. He married Ida D Sutton on 9 April 1889, in Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Buena Park, Orange, California, United States in 1920 and Anaheim, Orange, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 February 1941, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Olive Lawn Memorial Park, La Mirada, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Ernest Augustus Williams
Nancy Almira Bagley
Marriage: 4 June 1893
Ralph Augustus Williams
Arda Mae Williams
Dorris Emma Williams

Sources (28)

  • Ernest Williams in household of Uri Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ernest Augustus Williams, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Ernest Augustus Williams, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 June 1893Grizzly Bluff, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1862 · The Homestead Act

    Age 1

    The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries - 1872: Coos, Oregon, United States

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 21

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    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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