Laura Catherine Williams

27 March 1880–12 May 1948 (Age 68)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Laura Catherine

When Laura Catherine Williams was born on 27 March 1880, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Robert V. Williams, was 55 and her mother, Rachel Matilda West, was 45. She married Robert A Pittillo on 10 August 1902, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Asheville Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1948. She died on 12 May 1948, at the age of 68, and was buried in Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert A Pittillo
Laura Catherine Williams
Marriage: 10 August 1902
Robert Albert Pittillo

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 August 1902Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage
    Age 17
    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 18
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • Laura K Clay in household of G Luther Clay, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Laura C Williams, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Kate Williams in entry for Robert Albert Pittillo, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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