Thomas John Williams

19 March 1865–14 January 1957 (Age 91)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas John

When Thomas John Williams was born on 19 March 1865, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Owen H. Williams, was 31 and his mother, Jane Davies, was 27. He married Mary Ann Phillips on 22 September 1897, in Sharon Township, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Albion Township, Howard, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Forest City Township, Howard, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 14 January 1957, in Howard, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Lime Springs, Howard, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas John Williams
1865–1957
Mary Ann Phillips
1871–1946
Marriage: 22 September 1897
Bertha Williams
1899–1995
Esther Marie Williams
1901–1996
Gladys Jeannette Williams
1905–2002

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 September 1897Sharon Township, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented
    Age 2
    A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 25
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Wiliams
    Willams
    Willimas
    William
    Pulliam
    Willaims

    Sources (16)

    • Thos J Williams in entry for Esther Williams, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
    • Thos J Williams in household of Owen H Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thomas J. Williams, "Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950          "

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