Alpheus Preston Williams

6 November 1853–
Delaware, Indiana, United States

The Life of Alpheus Preston

When Alpheus Preston Williams was born on 6 November 1853, in Delaware, Indiana, United States, his father, Henry Williams, was 23 and his mother, Eliza Jane Harless, was 23. He married Ann E Dunn on 10 March 1877, in Randolph, Indiana, United States. He lived in White River Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Union, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1886.

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Alpheus Preston Williams
Ann E Dunn
Marriage: 10 March 1877

Spouse and Children

10 March 1877
Randolph, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Alpheus Preston Williams


    Henry Walter Williams


World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 3

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 33

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alfus P Sasser in household of Olen Sasser, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alpheus Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alpheus P Williams, "United States Census, 1910"

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