Doria Williams

11 March 1891–
Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Doria

When Doria Williams was born on 11 March 1891, in Marion, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Williams, was 23 and her mother, Amanda McWhirter, was 20. She lived in Foster Township, Marion, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Salem, Marion, Illinois, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Williams
1867–1926
Amanda McWhirter
1870–1928
Doria Williams
1891–
Charles Ransom Williams
1893–1972
Ernest Williams
1895–1982
Ella Williams
1901–1993
Roscoe B Williams
1904–1974
Noah C. Williams
1907–1955
Irene L Williams
1911–1998

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal
Age 1
The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 5
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 32
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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.

Possible Related Names

Wiliams
Willams
Willimas
William
Pulliam
Willaims

Sources (3)

  • Dorah Williams in household of Ben Williams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dora Williams in household of Benjamin Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Doria Williams, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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