Hyrum Williams

16 February 1854–1 February 1913 (Age 58)
Upper Llanfrechfa, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Hyrum

When Hyrum Williams was born on 16 February 1854, in Upper Llanfrechfa, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Williams, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Sayse Watkins, was 41. He married Rosetta Berger on 26 December 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1861 and lived in Llanover, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1861 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 1 February 1913, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyrum Williams
Rosetta Berger
Marriage: 26 December 1877
Hyrum Berger Williams
Alice Maud Williams
Albert Christian Williams
George Ray Williams
Bertha Williams
Pearl Williams
Mary Magdaline Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1877Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Oregon Becomes a State
    Age 5
    Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries - 1861: Baker, Oregon, United States; 1864: Union, Oregon, United States
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 16
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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

    Biography of Hyrum Williams and His wife Rosetta Berger Williams By Pearl Williams Butler

    I never had the pleasure of knowing my grandfather Hyrum Williams. He died when I was 2 years old. He was the son of John Williams and Elizabeth Says Watkins and he was born in Wales. He came acros …

    Sources (16)

    • Hyunn F Williams in household of John Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Hyrum Williams in entry for Albert Christen Williams and Annie Harris, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Hyrum Williams in household of Elizabeth Williams, "United States Census, 1880"

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