Ella Mae Bedsole

26 November 1872–4 November 1953 (Age 80)
Clarke, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Ella Mae

Ella Mae Bedsole was born on 26 November 1872, in Clarke, Alabama, United States as the daughter of James Travis Bedsole and Rebecca. She married John Wesley Williams in September 1891, in Clarke, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Police Jury Ward 7, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States in 1920 and Ward Eight, Iberville, Louisiana, United States in 1930. She died on 4 November 1953, in Plaquemine, Iberville, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 80.

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John Wesley Williams
Ella Mae Bedsole
Marriage: September 1891
James Travis Williams
Ida Mae Williams
Gertrude Bell Williams
Louis Windel Williams
Alonzo Graham Williams

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 3
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.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified
Age 3
A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted
Age 23
Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Petzold .

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

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Sources (5)

  • Ella Williams in household of J W Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ella Williams in household of John Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellie William in household of John W William, "United States Census, 1910"

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