Bryant Houston Williams

Brief Life History of Bryant Houston

When Bryant Houston Williams was born on 3 November 1904, in West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, his father, Bryant D. Williams, was 39 and his mother, Georgia Cooper, was 38. He married Odie Cornelia Brumley on 22 December 1924, in Sabine, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Ward One, Caddo, Louisiana, United States in 1930 and Ward Ten, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 22 September 1966, in Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Many, Sabine, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bryant Houston Williams
1904–1966
Odie Cornelia Brumley
1906–1998
Marriage: 22 December 1924
Harold Dean Williams
1927–2000
Clyde Elton Williams
1930–
Glen Houston Williams
1933–1991

Sources (11)

  • Bryant H Williams, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Houston Williams, "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Bryant Houston Williams, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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