Mary E. Williams

Female28 May 1907–31 January 1995

Brief Life History of Mary E.

When Mary E. Williams was born on 28 May 1907, in Rafter, Monroe, Tennessee, United States, her father, Charles Lafayette Williams, was 21 and her mother, Mattie Rebecca Roberts, was 20. She married Harvey Shaw in 1926, in Monroe, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Civil District 5, Monroe, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 31 January 1995, in Monroe, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Rafter, Monroe, Tennessee, United States.

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Harvey Shaw
Mary E. Williams
Marriage: 1926

Sources (6)

  • Mary E Williams in household of Charles L Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Williams, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Mary E. Shaw, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1926Monroe, Tennessee, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 2

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.


    Age 24

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    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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