James Melburn Williams

Brief Life History of James Melburn

When James Melburn Williams was born on 22 July 1897, in Almon, Hickory, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Perkins Williams, was 29 and his mother, Henrietta Wilson, was 31. He lived in Russell Township, Camden, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 31 October 1917, in Kellyville, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Kellyville City Cemetery, Kellyville, Creek, Oklahoma, United States.

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Samuel Perkins Williams
Henrietta Wilson
John Clinton Williams
James Melburn Williams
Margaret Anice Williams
Marqueta Marietta Williams
Sammy Preston Williams
Ilene Jean Williams

Sources (3)

  • James M Williams in household of Sam P Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Melburn Williams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James M Williams in household of Sam P Williams, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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