James Roy Williams

5 November 1890–19 January 1971 (Age 80)
Shouns, Johnson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Roy

When James Roy Williams was born on 5 November 1890, in Shouns, Johnson, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Henry Williams, was 33 and his mother, Susan Main, was 29. He married Mary Elizabeth Arnold about 1910, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 3, Johnson, Tennessee, United States for about 40 years. He died on 19 January 1971, in Johnson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mountain City, Johnson, Tennessee, United States.

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James Roy Williams
Colorado Greer
Marriage: 15 December 1915
Emma L. Williams
Hallie Williams
Joseph "Joe" E Williams
Dolly Williams
Ada Williams

Spouse and Children

15 December 1915


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • James M Williams in household of William Williams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Williams in household of William H Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James R Williams, "United States Census, 1940"

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