When Nina Beatrice Williams was born on 6 June 1875, in New York, United States, her father, Daniel Maurice Williams, was 58 and her mother, Charlotte Swartwout, was 41. She married Marion S Poland in 1897, in Mercer, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in New Boston, Mercer, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Millersburg, Mercer, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 October 1952, at the age of 77, and was buried in Joy, Mercer, Illinois, 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.
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