William Thomas Williams

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Williams was born on 18 January 1932, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Nesbitt Williams, was 27 and his mother, Mary Alene Holliday, was 21. He lived in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Taylor, Texas, United States in 1940. He died in 2008, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Nesbitt Williams
1905–1956
Mary Alene Holliday
1910–1983
William Thomas Williams
1932–2008

Sources (5)

  • William T Williams in household of Mary H Williams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Thomas Williams, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • 1940 United States Federal Census

World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

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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