Mary Watkins Williams

16 May 1852–24 February 1938 (Age 85)
Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Watkins

When Mary Watkins Williams was born on 16 May 1852, in Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Benjamin Williams, was 28 and her mother, Mary Watkins, was 27. She married James Ross Henderson on 13 November 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 24 February 1938, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ross Henderson
Mary Watkins Williams
Marriage: 13 November 1868
Benjamin Williams Henderson
Robert Williams Henderson
James Thomas Henderson
Henry Williams Henderson
Mary Williams Henderson
William Williams Henderson
David Williams Henderson
Rebecca Williams Henderson
Louis Edgar Williams Henderson
May Knowles

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 23
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Story Highlight

    The Williams Girls by D.P. Woodland

    Who are these with hair so white, With faces so divine? Their furrowed brows speak words of love Their countenance doth shine. So stately there they stand tonight Each a mother, a queen, No fa …

    Sources (60)

    • Mary Hendersen in household of James Hendersen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Williams in entry for Henry William Henderson and Beatrice Atkinson Rogers, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary William in entry for Benjamin William Henderson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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