Edgar Austin Williams

Brief Life History of Edgar Austin

When Edgar Austin Williams was born on 30 January 1899, in Hughes Springs, Cass, Texas, United States, his father, Edgar Lewis Williams, was 25 and his mother, Rosa Lee Perser, was 22. He married Mattie Ione Roberson in 1925, in Linden, Cass, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Cheyenne Township, Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 17 March 1960, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Columbus, Lowndes, Mississippi, United States.

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Edgar Austin Williams
Mattie Ione Roberson
Marriage: 1925
Glynton Williams
Billye Ware Williams

Sources (17)

  • Edgar Austin Williams in household of Frank T Ezzell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • E. Austin Williams, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Edgar Austin Williams, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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1900 · Gold for Cash!

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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Name Meaning

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.

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

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Edgar Austin Williams Posted 13 Mar 2008 by Edgar Williams Austin Edgar Williams left home at a young age and became a professional singer with a Gospel Quartet called “The Stamps.” He inherited his …

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