Anna Josephine Williams

November 1864–1953 (Age 88)
Mahaska, Iowa, United States

The Life of Anna Josephine

When Anna Josephine Williams was born in November 1864, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States, her father, Henry Harrison Williams, was 51 and her mother, Rachel Jane White, was 34. She married Frank William Burns about 1888, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Eddyville, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died in 1953, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Frank William Burns
Anna Josephine Williams
Marriage: about 1888
William Harry Burns
Rachel Elizabeth Burns
Wilbur Francis Burns

Spouse and Children

about 1888
Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Harrison Williams





    Thomas Williams


    Jack Williams



    Jesse Williams


    Jessie E. Williams


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 3

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (2)

  • Anna Williams in household of H H Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Anna J. Williams in entry for William H. Burns and Lillian K. Vanderpol, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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