Mary Williams

about 1874–about 1969 (Age 95)
Haigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Williams was born about 1874, in Haigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Williams, was 21 and her mother, Jane Croston, was 20. She lived in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died about 1969, at the age of 97.

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World Events (8)

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society
Age 4
The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.
Age 10
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers
Age 27
The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

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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  • Mary Williams in household of William Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mary Williams in household of William Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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