Amos Williams

11 December 1852–7 February 1905 (Age 52)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Amos

When Amos Williams was born on 11 December 1852, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Andrew Bokman Williams, was 34 and his mother, Abigail Celecity Lewis, was 28. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Albion, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1880. He died on 7 February 1905, in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Norton Cemetery, McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Andrew Bokman Williams
Abigail Celecity Lewis
Julia Ann Williams
Lemuel Lewis Williams
Weighty Selecta Williams
Amos Williams
Abigal Lewis Williams
Sarah Ellen Williams
Harriet Lucena Williams
Grosley William Williams
Roxy Lucy Williams
Sarah Ellen Williams
Mary Angeline Williams

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 5
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
Age 11
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
Age 15
This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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Sources (6)

  • Amos Williams in household of Alanson Norton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amos Williams in household of Andy Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amos Williams, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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