James Williams (1900 - 1974)

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James Williams
1900 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
James Williams was born on January 15, 1900. He died in March 1974 at 74 years old. We know that James Williams had been residing in Fayette, Jefferson County, Mississippi 39069.

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James Williams passed away in March 1974 at age 74. He was born on January 15, 1900. There is no information about James's immediate family. We know that James Williams had been residing in Fayette, Jefferson County, Mississippi 39069.
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In 1900, in the year that James Williams was born, artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1925, he was 25 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1954, at the age of 54 years old, James was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1968, James was 68 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1974, in the year of James Williams's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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Ella Williams
Jan 26, 1911 - Sep 10, 2001
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Apr 14, 1945 - August 1978
Lettie A Williams
Dec 6, 1934 - Dec 23, 2007
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Lillie Williams
Jul 31, 1911 - August 1984
Port Gibson, Mississippi
Walter C Williams
Aug 2, 1945 - Aug 1, 2003
Memphis, TN
Estella Williams
Nov 23, 1900 - Jun 15, 1999
Chicago, IL
Spencer Williams
Aug 27, 1944 - Oct 9, 2005
Chicago, IL
Marrie W Williams
Jun 24, 1896 - Feb 15, 1969
Port Gibson, MS
Gertrude W Williams
Feb 26, 1901 - Jan 4, 1991
L H Williams
Aug 6, 1944 - February 1996
Rachel L Williams
Dec 19, 1950 - Apr 24, 1992
Tommie J Williams
Dec 17, 1939 - Aug 14, 2006
Florence, MS
James Williams
Jun 16, 1944 - January 1977
A C Williams
Dec 28, 1944 - December 1996
Jennings B Williams
Feb 24, 1949 - Nov 1, 2002
Houston, TX

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