Florence Williams

Female19 January 1874–25 January 1955

Brief Life History of Florence

When Florence Williams was born on 19 January 1874, in Kirkdale, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Williams, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 28. She married George Albert Harness on 7 April 1890, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Eccles, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Urmston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 25 January 1955, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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George Albert Harness
Florence Williams
Marriage: 7 April 1890
Florence Harness
Elizabeth H Harness
George Albert Harness
Dorothy May Harness
Emily Alberta Harness
Beatrice Ivy Harness

Sources (10)

  • Florence Williams in household of William Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Florence Williams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Florence Harness in household of George A Harness, "England and Wales National Register, 1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1890Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1876 · The Manchester Man is Published

    Age 2

    The Manchester Man was written by British author Isabella Banks. When it was first published in 1876, it came out in three volumes. It follows the life of Jabez Clegg who was left orphaned by a severe storm that caused flooding. He made his way up the social ladder and changed his life.


    Age 10

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1896 · Palm House Opens

    Age 22

    In 1896, the Palm House opened. It was designed by Mackenzie and Moncur of Edinburgh. It was designed in the tradition of Joseph Paxton's glass houses and originally had a rich collection of exotic plants.

    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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