Ebenezer Joshua Williams

23 July 1868–11 July 1954 (Age 85)
Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ebenezer Joshua

When Ebenezer Joshua Williams was born on 23 July 1868, in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, John C Williams, was 34 and his mother, Fanny Fry Chatterton, was 29. He married Nettie Elizabeth McElroy on 2 November 1895, in Unionville, Putnam, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States in 1930 and Election District 9, Natrona, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 11 July 1954, in Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Joshua Williams
Nettie Elizabeth McElroy
Marriage: 2 November 1895
Ora Christopher Williams
Myrtle I Williams
Gretchen W. Williams
Harold Williams
Clifford Raymond Williams

Spouse and Children

2 November 1895
Unionville, Putnam, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Ann Williams


    Henry Calvin Williams


    George W. Williams


    Laura E. Williams



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 22

Historical Boundaries 1865: Dakota Territory, United States 1867: Laramie, Dakota Territory, United States 1868: Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States 1868: Carbon, Wyoming Territory, United States 1888: Natrona, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Natrona, Wyoming, United States
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 24

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

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)

  • Ebenezer William in household of John C William, "United States Census, 1870"
  • E J Williams in household of Reginald W Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ebb J Williams, "United States Census, 1930"

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