When Gwendolyn Eva Williams was born on 26 April 1900, in Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States, her father, Moses Zora Albert Williams, was 34 and her mother, Cynthia Ann Wasson, was 28. She married Alfred Michael on 14 November 1924, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States. She lived in Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 1 April 1984, at the age of 83.
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.