Thomas John Williams

19 May 1881–22 December 1955 (Age 74)
Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas John

When Thomas John Williams was born on 19 May 1881, in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States, his father, John D Williams, was 25 and his mother, Annie Jane Jones, was 21. He married Martha Edith Marshall on 31 October 1917, in Carbon, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 22 December 1955, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Thomas John Williams
Martha Edith Marshall
Marriage: 31 October 1917
Thomas John Williams Jr
Marjorie Green
Nellie Edith Williams
Marble Edwin Williams
Fletcher Warren Williams

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  • Marriage
    31 October 1917Carbon, Wyoming, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 1
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries 1882: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Bannock, Idaho, United States
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 20
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 452360;2007: 1093522; 2010: 1625252)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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    Sources (16)

    • Thomas Williams in entry for Marble Edwin Williams, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thomas J Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
    • T J Williams in entry for Marble E Williams and Virginia Lee Kennedy, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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