Raleigh Lane Williams

Male12 June 1903–22 February 1977

Brief Life History of Raleigh Lane

When Raleigh Lane Williams was born on 12 June 1903, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, his father, Clayton Ackley Williams, was 33 and his mother, Ella Orton, was 25. He married Thelma Gertina Carpenter in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Merced, California, United States in 1910 and Oakdale, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1930. He died on 22 February 1977, in Jamestown, Tuolumne, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Jamestown, Tuolumne, California, United States.

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Raleigh Lane Williams
Thelma Gertina Carpenter
Raleigh Layne Williams

Sources (4)

  • Raleigh L Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Raleigh L Williams in household of Clayton A Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Raleigh Layne Williams, "California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988"

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  • Marriage
    California, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 3

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 20

    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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