Lillian Myrtle Williams

20 February 1892–24 July 1985 (Age 93)
Benton, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Lillian Myrtle

When Lillian Myrtle Williams was born on 20 February 1892, in Benton, Tennessee, United States, her father, George Edward Williams, was 30 and her mother, Nancy Magnolia Mullinicks, was 23. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Oliver Blackman Grant. She lived in Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Police Jury Ward 1, Caldwell, Louisiana, United States in 1940. She died on 24 July 1985, in Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Blackman Grant
1884–1963
Lillian Myrtle Williams
1892–1985
Fred Malcolm Grant
1909–2006
Edrie Irene Grant
1910–1911
George Blackman Grant
1914–1985
Jack Harold Grant Sgt
1916–2006

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
Age 2
Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop
Age 15
When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting
Age 30
In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

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.

Possible Related Names

Wiliams
Willams
Willimas
William
Pulliam
Willaims

Sources (6)

  • Lillian Grant in household of Ollie B Grant, "United States Census, 1910"
  • ?? ?? in entry for Jack Harold Grant and Georgette Therese Muller, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Unknown, "United States Census, 1940"

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