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William J. Williams

1856- 1914

Williams, Father, b. 1856, d. 1914, Sec 2


Watertown Gazette, 02 05 1914


At 5 o'clock Monday morning, February 2, 1914, William J. Williams, 120 Washington Street, died of a complication of diseases with which he had been a sufferer for years.  Though his death had been expected for some time it came as a great shock to his many friends.  Mr. Williams was a son of the late Thomas Williams and wife and was born December 29, 1856, in the town of Clyman, where he resided till about six years ago, when he retired from farming to enjoy life as best he could on a well-earned competency.  Since coming to the city the family resided in the home in Washington Street which had been for many years the home of the late Col. Daniel Jones, and which Mr. Williams became owner of before moving to this city.


In 1889 he was married to Miss Annie Jones of Emmet, daughter of the late John Jones and wife of that town, who survive with two children, Miss Kathryn Williams and Thomas Williams, who reside at home.  One sister, Mrs. Lizzie A. Owen of Milwaukee, and two brothers, Albert L. Williams of Fond du Lac, and Winfield S. Williams survive him. 


In the death of Mr. Williams this city loses a public-spirited citizen and a man who endeared him­self greatly to everyone who ever formed his acquaintance.  While a resident of the town of Clyman he was always greatly interested in everything that pertained to its interests and since removing to Watertown took a great interest in city affairs.


Wednesday afternoon his funeral took place at 2 o'clock from his late home and the interment was in the Oak Hill cemetery.




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