Maria Williams

1854–
New York, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Williams was born in 1854, in New York, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Williams Sr, was 54 and her mother, Harriett Dowd, was 33. She lived in Shelby, Orleans, New York, United States in 1855.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Williams Sr
1800–1875
Harriett Dowd
1821–1900
Benj F Williams
1833–
Electa L Williams
1851–1937
Maria Williams
1854–
Ward F Williams
1861–1877
Alfred Williams
1863–1869
Alta D Williams
1863–1941

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Benj F Williams

    Male1833–Male

    Electa L Williams

    Female1851–1937Female

    Female1854–Female

    Ward F Williams

    Male1861–1877Male

    Male1863–1869Male

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 63

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Moriah Williams in household of Benj F Williams, "New York State Census, 1855"

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