Foster Glenwood Williams

29 August 1873–4 March 1959 (Age 85)
Corning, Holt, Missouri, United States

The Life of Foster Glenwood

When Foster Glenwood Williams was born on 29 August 1873, in Corning, Holt, Missouri, United States, his father, James Harvey Williams, was 28 and his mother, Rachel Van Gundy, was 25. He married Martha "Mattie" Jane Weems on 11 March 1896, in Milton, Atchison, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Delta, Colorado, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 13 Garnet Mesa, Delta, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 4 March 1959, in Delta, Delta, Colorado, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Delta Cemetery, Delta, Delta, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Foster Glenwood Williams
Martha "Mattie" Jane Weems
Marriage: 11 March 1896
Ethel Luella Williams
Hallie Marie Williams
Ruth Belle Williams
Charles Glenwood Williams
Floyd Alverna Williams
Harvey Alexander Williams
Paul Edward Williams

Spouse and Children

11 March 1896
Milton, Atchison, Missouri, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Harvey Williams


    Rachel Van Gundy




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1876 · Colorado becomes a State

Age 3

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Foster G Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Foster Williams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Foster G Williams, "United States Census, 1940"

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