Charles Williams (1874 - 1961)

Charles Williams
1874 - 1961
updated August 05, 2020
Charles Williams was born on August 3, 1874 in Marinette, Wisconsin. He was born to Schuyler Williams and Elizabeth (Patenaude) Williams, with siblings Delia, Jake, Mary, Joseph, Lucille, Phillip, Marie, John, Elizabeth, and Gertrude. He died in 1961 in Menominee, Michigan at age 86.
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Charles Williams was born on in Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin United States 54143
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Charles Williams died in in Menominee, Menominee County, Michigan United States 49858
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Charles Williams was born on in Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin United States 54143
Charles Williams died in in Menominee, Menominee County, Michigan United States 49858
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OBITUARY: MENOMINEE HERALD LEADER
Charles Williams, Cedar River, Dies.
Charles P. Williams 86, a resident of Cedar River for the past 86 years and a retired fisherman, died at 9:51 a.m. today in St. Joseph Lloyd hospital where he had been a
patient since Sunday. He had been ill for the past year. Mr. Williams was a well known fisherman of the area, retiring 23 years ago. He had served as a member of the school board about 1930.
He was born August 3, 1874 in Marinette. He married the former Mary Corvall in Bailey's Harbor Wis, July 7, 1898.
Survivors include his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Wilbert Jensky of Marinette and Mrs. Gewart Sexton of Glenview Ill, a son Milton of Escanaba; eight grandchildren and 21
great grandchildren. Five sisters, Mrs. Sam Baxter and Mrs. Maize Dugan of Menominee and Mrs. Andrew Schwartz of Wells, Mrs. Lottie Lackery and Miss Elizabeth Williams of the state of Washington. A brother Louis Williams of Escanaba.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 9 am in the church of the Precious Blood
Stephenson with the RT Rev. Msgr. Glen E. Sanford officiating.
Burial will be in the Cedar River cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kell funeral home from 2 p.m. Friday until 8:15 a.m. Saturday. The rosary will be recited Friday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

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In 1874, in the year that Charles Williams was born, on September 14th, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred in New Orleans - the capital of Louisiana. Some members of the previous Confederate Army assembled for the purpose of "driving the usurpers from power" and the Republican Governor - William P. Kellogg - was physically driven from his office. The former Confederates temporarily replaced him with (the former) Democratic Governor John McEnery. Federal forces arrived, put down the insurrection, and five days later the legally elected government was restored.

In 1903, he was 29 years old when the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1918, by the time he was 44 years old, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1950, he was 76 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1961, in the year of Charles Williams's passing, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

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