Elna Jane Williams

Female28 May 1904–14 July 1998

Brief Life History of Elna Jane

When Elna Jane Williams was born on 28 May 1904, in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States, her father, Charles R. Williams, was 33 and her mother, Mary Charlotte Day, was 22. She married John P Ronchetto on 20 February 1934, in Clark, Washington, United States. She lived in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1920 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States for about 68 years. She died on 14 July 1998, in Oregon, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Forest Grove, Washington, Oregon, United States.

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John P Ronchetto
Elna Jane Williams
Marriage: 20 February 1934

Sources (11)

  • E Jane Ronchetto, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Elna Jane Williams, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Elna Jane Williams Ronchetto, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1934Clark, Washington, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 2

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    1907 · Pike's Market

    Age 3

    Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 


    Age 25

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    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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