George Andrew Williams

Brief Life History of George Andrew

When George Andrew Williams was born on 4 August 1901, in Westville, Adair, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Doss Williams, was 31 and his mother, Daisy McDavid, was 24. He married Edna Pack in 1923, in Oregon, United States. He lived in Montebello, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and Montebello Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 8 July 1982, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Andrew Williams
1901–1982
Esther Steggell
1909–1945
Marriage: 30 December 1933
Nina Laree Williams
1938–2016
Beverly Joyce Marie Williams Duffy
1943–2012

Sources (17)

  • George Williams in household of William D Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George A Williams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • George Andrew Williams, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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Life and Historyof George Andrew Williams

This story was written from interviews with George when he lived with his daughter before his death. George Andrew Williams was born on the 4 of August 1901 at his father's home in Westville …

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