Mary Effie Williams

11 October 1873–4 December 1958 (Age 85)
Odon, Daviess, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Effie

When Mary Effie Williams was born on 11 October 1873, her father, Joseph Williams, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Tabitha Laughlin, was 33. She married Harvey Sims on 27 September 1896, in Martin, Indiana, United States. She lived in Brown Township, Martin, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 4 December 1958, in Odon, Daviess, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85.

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Harvey Sims
Mary Effie Williams
Marriage: 27 September 1896

Spouse and Children

27 September 1896
Martin, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Tabitha Laughlin




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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)

  • Mary E Williams in household of Joseph Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Effie M Williams, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Effie M Williams, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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