Monday, February 18, 2008

Lloyd James Williams

Obituary - Chapman Advertiser, September 26, 1940

Lloyd James Williams was born in Cork, England, February 18, 1847 and departed this life September 21, 1940 at the age of 93 years, 7 month and 3 days.

His parents came to the United States and settled in Illinois while he was still an infant.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the Union Army and served as a teamster for the duration of the war.

After the war he settled in Grinnell, Iowa where on August 1, 1875 he was united in marriage to Bertha Julie Larson. To this union two children were born, Charles Oliver, who died in infancy and Viola Anna.

After residing in Iowa for a number of years they moved to Pierce, Nebraska. Here he worked as a bridge contractor. The last years of his life were spent in Chapman, Kansas.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his daughter Mrs. Viola Lambert of Lahunga, California; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one brother T.B. Williams of Chapman and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday with the Rev. C. M. Nutter in charge.

The American Legion had charge of graveside services at the Indian Hill Cemetery where interment was made.

Pall bearers were: G. A. Morris, H. E. Leatherman, Perry Frazier, Finley Collier, Wm. Thomas and Glen Osburn.

Lloyd James Williams was my Great Great Great Uncle. Lloyd's brother Thomas was my Great Great Grandfather.

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