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.
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.