Mary C. "Mayme" Oswald

9 January 1883–13 September 1965 (Age 82)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary C. "Mayme"

When Mary C. "Mayme" Oswald was born on 9 January 1883, in Ohio, United States, her father, Frank J. Oswald, was 23 and her mother, Fannie S. Hartman, was 20. She married Earl A. Williams on 4 December 1906. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Porter, Midland, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Warren, Trumbull, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died on 13 September 1965, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earl A. Williams
Mary C. "Mayme" Oswald
Marriage: 4 December 1906
Doris Oswald Williams

Spouse and Children

4 December 1906
Jasper, Midland, Michigan


    Doris Oswald Williams


Parents and Siblings

    Frank J. Oswald


    Fannie S. Hartman




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and German: from an Old English personal name composed of the elements ōs ‘god’ + weald ‘power’. In the Middle English period, this fell together with the less common Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr. The name was introduced to Germany from England, as a result of the fame of St. Oswald, a 7th-century king of Northumbria, whose deeds were reported by Celtic missionaries to southern Germany. The name was also borne by a 10th-century English saint of Danish parentage, who was important as a monastic reformer.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ( see Hussey 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mayme Williams in household of Carl A Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mayme Williams in household of Earl A Williams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mayme Williams in household of Earl A Williams, "United States Census, 1930"

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