Adelbert Ralph Williams

Brief Life History of Adelbert Ralph

When Adelbert Ralph Williams was born on 27 April 1905, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, his father, Robert Ansel Williams, was 26 and his mother, Bertha D Ling, was 27. He married Mildred Rose Raymond on 9 November 1925, in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Linn Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Linn, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 25 November 1979, in Brevard, Florida, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Winter Haven, Polk, Florida, United States.

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Adelbert Ralph Williams
Mildred Rose Raymond
Marriage: 9 November 1925
Marian Jean Raymond
Richard Dean Williams

Sources (11)

  • Adelbert Williams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Adelbert Ralph Williams, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Adelbert R Williams, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

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1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

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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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