Mary Elizabeth Wilcox

28 September 1895–23 September 1987 (Age 91)
Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Wilcox was born on 28 September 1895, in Kansas, United States, her father, Gilbert Arthur Wilcox, was 28 and her mother, Catherine M. Klemm, was 31. She married John Thomas Williams Sr on 14 November 1917, in Matagorda, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Matagorda, Texas, United States in 1930 and Matagorda, Texas, United States in 1935. She died on 23 September 1987, in Angleton, Brazoria, Texas, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Ashby, Matagorda, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Williams Sr
1892–1963
Mary Elizabeth Wilcox
1895–1987
Marriage: 14 November 1917
John Thomas Williams Jr
1919–1978
Mary Elizabeth Williams
1921–1992
Gilbert William Williams
1922–2008
Amy Catherina Williams
1924–2010
Barbara Ann Williams
1928–
Margaret Theresa Williams
1932–1932
Joseph David Williams
1935–1997
Dorothy Francis Williams
1938–2020

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1917Matagorda, Texas, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    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.
    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 6
    Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Flintshire): variant of Wilcock , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is based on the pronunciation.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Wilcock
    Willcox

    Sources (38)

    • Mary Wilcox in entry for Joseph David Williams, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Mary E Williams in entry for Mary Williams, "Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records, 1923-1946"
    • Mary Elizabeth Wilcox, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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