William Perk Williamson

Male25 February 1907–21 March 1999

Brief Life History of William Perk

When William Perk Williamson was born on 25 February 1907, in Manchester, Meriwether, Georgia, United States, his father, Clifford Kendell Williamson, was 26 and his mother, Buena Vista Cooper Williamson, was 23. He married Myra Gertrude Ray on 31 March 1934, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. He lived in Butler, Taylor, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Albertville, Marshall, Alabama, United States for about 6 years. In 1936, at the age of 29, his occupation is listed as mill worker - saratoga victory mills in Albertville, Marshall, Alabama, United States. He died on 21 March 1999, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Holtville, Elmore, Alabama, United States.

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William Perk Williamson
Myra Gertrude Ray
Marriage: 31 March 1934

Sources (12)

  • Perk Williams in household of C K Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William P Williamson, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • William P Williamson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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  • Marriage
    31 March 1934Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

    Age 15

    The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.


    Age 24

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.

    Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

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

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