Volney M. Williams

18 June 1877–7 August 1948 (Age 71)
Spice Valley Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States

The Life of Volney M.

When Volney M. Williams was born on 18 June 1877, in Spice Valley Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States, his father, Zachary Taylor Williams, was 30 and his mother, Sarah J. Witsman, was 29. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Nettie Moore. He lived in Indian Creek Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died on 7 August 1948, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Church Of Christ Cemetery, Williams, Lawrence, Indiana, United States.

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Volney M. Williams
Nettie Moore
Charles B Williams
Henry Abraham Williams
Velma Mae Williams
Raymond Williams

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    Charles B Williams


    Henry Abraham Williams


    Velma Mae Williams


    Raymond Williams


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Valney N Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Volney Williams in household of Jane Reynolds, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Volney Williams, "United States Census, 1910"

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