Esther Jane Williams

8 August 1921–6 June 2013 (Age 91)
Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Esther Jane

When Esther Jane Williams was born on 8 August 1921, in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Louis Stanton Williams, was 35 and her mother, Bula Myrtle Gilpin, was 35. She married Leonard Lee Kovner on 27 June 1940, in Los Altos, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. In 1942, at the age of 42, her occupation is listed as american competitive swimmer and actress. She died on 6 June 2013, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Pacific Ocean.

Photos & Memories (2)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Leonard Lee Kovner
1919–2009
Esther Jane Williams
1921–2013
Marriage: 27 June 1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 June 1940
Los Altos, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 5

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1933

Age 12

"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."
1947 · New Jersey State Constitution (Current Version)

Age 26

The New Jersey state government was reorganized through a new update to the state constitution. One of the most notable changes was that voting rights were restored to females and non-white citizens. Other adjustments included: Governors could serve four years (instead of three), and the state legislature would include a 40-member senate and 80-member General Assembly.

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Esther J Williams in household of Low S Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Esther Williams in entry for Ben Gage, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Esther Williams in entry for Ben Gage, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.