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John Irvin and Ella Pearl (Dietrich) Williams, Jay A. Williams, Witherbee
In 1900 Putnam County Illinois, John I. 15, is the oldest of six kids of I.S. and Annie Williams. James R. is 13, Vida J. 11, Jay E. 10, Grace 7, and Mary 4, all born in Illinois.
1909 "John Williams made a trip to Kaw, Nebraska, this week to look after his cattle. He says they stood the stormy weather in good shape. John will bring his cattle to his homestead as soon as the weather permits."
January 28, 1910 "John Williams returned from his old home in Putnam, Ill., Monday bringing with him a wife."
John, 24, and Ella, 23, are in Yuma County in 1910, married six months..
1913 "John Williams has a new Ford automobile."
Also in 1913, John was elected president of the Needmore Telephone Company.
Also in 1913 "John Williams is enjoying a visit with his sister and husband from Wyoming."
John proved up two quarters in 30 and 31, 5N 42W in 1916.
Jay A. Williams served as a private in WWI "Med. Det."
In 1920 John I. 34 Illinois and Ella P. 33, Kansas, have Mary E. 9, Charles A. 6, and Bertha A, 1, all Colorado.
Jay, brother, 27, Illinois, is also with them.
Jay proved up a quarter in 29, 5N 42W in 1920.
John I. Williams married Mary Ellen Coughlin September 5, 1926.
In 1930 Logan County, Ella P. 43, Kansas, says she's married but no spouse, has Mary E. 18, Charles A. 16, Bertha A. 11, John Alden 10, daughter Jessie C. 9, all born in Colorado, and Albert E. 5, born in Illinois.
In 1940 Marshall County, Illinois, John I. 55, says he's married, but no spouse. Mary E. 28 Colorado, J. Alden 20 Colorado, Albert E. 15, Illinois, and uncle Thomas G. Russell, 79, Illinois, are with him.
John I Williams 1885-1957 and Ella Pearl Williams 1886-1972 are buried in Henry Cemetery, Marshall County, Illinois. Albert E. Williams 1924-2004 and Charles are also buried there.
|Charles A. Williams, 95, of Henry, Illinois died Friday, Nov. 20,
2009, at 4:15 a.m. at Heartland Health Care Center. Charles was born
March 3, 1914, in Yuma County, Colo., in a sod house to John Irvin and
Ella Pearl (Dietrich) Williams. He married Margaret Bergance. She
preceded him in death, on Dec. 4, 2001.Surviving is one niece, Linda
Wegher of Gillette, Wyo.; and three nephews, Mark Shaw of Wray, Colo.,
Rex Shaw of Walden, Colo., and Tony Carlson of Santa Rosa, Calif. Two
brothers, Albert and John Alden Williams; and three sisters, Mary
Williams, Jessie French and Bertha Shaw, preceded him in death. Charles
had farmed in Colorado before entering the U.S. Army. He served in World
War II in Italy, where he was wounded. After the war, he came to Henry
and owned and operated a radio and television repair store until his
retirement. He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Henry
American Legion. He was a member for over 60 years. Memorial services
will be held Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Calvert & Johnson
Memorial Home, 513 Carroll St., Henry. The Rev. Peg Emmert will
officiate. Burial will follow in Henry Cemetery, with full military
rites accorded by Henry American Legion Post 323.Memorials can be made
to the Henry American Legion or to Heartland Health Care Center's
activity fund. -
Mary E. Rehfeld (Clay) Williams died at her home in Wheatland, Mo.,
on May 2. Mary was born to August and Mary Rehfeld on July 11, 1915, in
French, Carol, also known as Jessie Carol French and Alita, 85, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Nov 1, 2006. Born in Yuma Colorado. A Homemaker. Survived by son, Anthony Carlsen; daughter, Linda Wegher; brother Charles Williams; sister Bertha Nee Williams; a granddaughter. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
Dale Ellis French died Dec 13, 2005 in Hilo Medical Center - survived by stepson Anthony Carlsen, stepdaughter Linda Wegher.
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