Esmeralda Williams

14 January 1891–27 August 1985 (Age 94)
Chimney Rock, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Esmeralda

When Esmeralda Williams was born on 14 January 1891, in Chimney Rock, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jesse Siler Williams, was 41 and her mother, Mary "Mollie" Vandelia Cooper, was 33. She married Clifford Abner Barr on 24 March 1934, in California, United States. She lived in Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 27 August 1985, at the age of 94.

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Douglas Mitchell Modisett
Esmeralda Williams
Marriage: 8 October 1945

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    Douglas Mitchell Modisett



8 October 1945
Clark, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 6

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

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

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

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  • Esmeralda Barr dans le foyer de Clifford A Barr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Esmeralda Williams in household of Jessie S Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Esmeralda Williams in household of Jesse Williams, "United States Census, 1900"

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