Fanny Moriah Williams

27 August 1892–April 1986 (Age 93)
Eddyville, Pope, Illinois, United States

The Life of Fanny Moriah

When Fanny Moriah Williams was born on 27 August 1892, in Eddyville, Pope, Illinois, United States, her father, Elder Green Berry Gordon Williams, was 50 and her mother, Sarah Jane Gibbs, was 46. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Joel Early Stone. She lived in Pope, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Harrisburg, Saline, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died in April 1986, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Joel Early Stone
Fanny Moriah Williams
Sharon Shadrich Stone
Jewel Rozella Stone
Cleatus Gail Stone

Spouse and Children



    Sharon Shadrich Stone


    Jewel Rozella Stone



Parents and Siblings

    Elder Green Berry Gordon Williams


    Sarah Jane Gibbs




    Lydia A. Williams


    Francis Marion Williams


    William Thomas Williams




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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Fanny M Williams in household of James P Williams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fanny Stone in household of Joel E Stone, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fanie Stone in household of Joel Stone, "United States Census, 1930"

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