George H. Williams

Brief Life History of George H.

When George H. Williams was born on 28 January 1872, in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, George R. Williams, was 38 and his mother, Ellen Barloise, was 28.

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Family Time Line

George R. Williams
1833–
Ellen Barloise
1843–
Charles L. Williams
1865–1923
William Williams
1868–1870
George H. Williams
1872–

Sources (12)

  • George H Williams in household of George R Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George H. Williams, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • George H. Williams, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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