Mary Elizabeth Wilcox

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

The Life 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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John Thomas Williams Sr
Mary Elizabeth Wilcox
Marriage: 14 November 1917
John Thomas Williams Jr
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Gilbert William Williams
Amy Catherina Williams
Barbara Ann Williams
Margaret Theresa Williams
Joseph David Williams
Dorothy Francis Williams

Spouse and Children

14 November 1917
Matagorda, Texas, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Gilbert Arthur Wilcox


    Catherine M. Klemm




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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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: patronymic from Wilcock .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Williams in entry for Mary Williams, "Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records, 1923-1946"
  • Mary E Williams in entry for John T Williams, "Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records, 1923-1946"
  • Mary Williams in entry for John Williams, "Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records, 1923-1946"

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