Elga Williams

9 May 1878–24 October 1960 (Age 82)
Parma, Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elga

When Elga Williams was born on 9 May 1878, in Parma, Jackson, Michigan, United States, her father, Charles H. Williams, was 40 and her mother, Amanda Van Black, was 29. She married Daniel Callahan on 24 October 1899, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. She lived in Albion, Calhoun, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Albion, Houghton, Michigan, United States in 1935. She died on 24 October 1960, in Parma, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Albion, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Daniel Callahan
Elga Williams
Marriage: 24 October 1899

Spouse and Children

    Daniel Callahan



24 October 1899
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles H. Williams


    Amanda Van Black




World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Elga Calahan in household of Daniel Calahan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elga Callahan in household of Daniel Callahan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elgie Williams, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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