Coleman Shaler Williams

18 October 1903–August 1985 (Age 81)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Coleman Shaler

When Coleman Shaler Williams was born on 18 October 1903, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Roger Henry Williams, was 29 and his mother, Frances "Fanny" Page Coleman, was 29. He married Dora Jones Hancock on 24 June 1930, in Virginia, United States. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died in August 1985, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Coleman Shaler Williams
Dora Jones Hancock
Marriage: 24 June 1930

Spouse and Children

24 June 1930
Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Roger Henry Williams


    Frances "Fanny" Page Coleman




World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 10

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

Age 23

During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Coleman S Williams in household of Roger H Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Coleman Williams in household of Roger Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Coleman Shaler Williams, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"

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