Harri Williams

MaleFebruary 1891–1963

Brief Life History of Harri

When Harri Williams was born in February 1891, in Bethesda, Caernarfonshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Samuel Williams, was 37 and his mother, Ann Jones, was 30. He married Lily Maude in 1934. He died in 1963, in Bethesda, Caernarfonshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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Harri Williams
Lily Maude
Marriage: 1934

Sources (2)

  • Harry Williams in household of John Sameul Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Harry Williams in household of John S Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry

    Age 9

    The strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry was the longest in Wales history, lasting from November 22, 1900 to 1903. When workers in the quarry were informed that union dues were no longer being collected, they started protesting.


    Age 17

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


    Age 23

    Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

    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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