James Williams (1908 - 1972)

A photo of James Williams
James Williams
1908 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
James Williams was born on April 17, 1908. He died in March 1972 at 63 years of age. We know that James Williams had been residing in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas 71730.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

James Williams Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of James Williams, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Williams family.

Most Commonly Known Name

James Williams

First name

James

Middle name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

James Williams was born on

Death

James Williams died in

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for James.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of James Williams?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is James's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was James a religious man?

Last Known Residence

El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas 71730

Education

Did James finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did James attend?

Professions

Share what James did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of James's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did James serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different James Williams?
View other bios of people named James Williamses
Back to Top

James Williams Family Tree

James's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Williams family tree.

James's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
James Williams
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Share Memories about James

What do you remember about James Williams? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that James is remembered.

James Williams Obituary

This obit of James Williams is maintained by James's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

James Williams died in March 1972 at 63 years old. He was born on April 17, 1908. There is no information about James's family. We know that James Williams had been residing in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas 71730.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of James Williams

1908 - 1972 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during James's lifetime

In 1908, in the year that James Williams was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1919, at the age of only 11 years old, James was alive when in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1930, by the time he was 22 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1958, at the age of 50 years old, James was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1972, in the year of James Williams's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

Other Biographies

Other Williamses

Frederick D Williams
Dec 21, 1957 - Jun 5, 1999
Lauretta J Williams
Jan 2, 1957 - Jul 15, 2000
San Bernardino, CA
Brenda Jean Williams
Nov 9, 1963 - Aug 25, 2007
Grand Terrace, CA
Alvis Williams
Jul 14, 1910 - March 1986
Barstow, California
Norman Williams
Mar 12, 1916 - August 1971
George Williams
Apr 15, 1915 - June 1969
August Williams
Jan 5, 1907 - April 1986
Hayward, California
Andrew J Williams
Oct 17, 1914 - Aug 23, 1990
Robert Williams
Apr 9, 1883 - January 1965
California
Edmond L Williams
Aug 20, 1915 - Oct 22, 1996
Carson City, NV
John E Williams
Dec 5, 1919 - Aug 15, 1990
Reno Williams
Dec 19, 1911 - June 1975
West Sacramento, California
Barbara J Williams
Feb 21, 1916 - Jan 28, 2002
Henderson, NV
Russell Williams
Jul 25, 1909 - February 1972
Boise, Idaho
Lawrence Williams
Sep 1, 1916 - June 1985
Santa Cruz, California
Cecil Williams
Nov 21, 1901 - November 1966
Compton, California
Don Williams
Aug 28, 1920 - December 1983
Redding, California
Jack H Williams
Apr 13, 1919 - Jun 2, 1998
Decatur, GA
Esther Williams
May 11, 1888 - September 1978
Pocatello, Idaho
Elwood Williams
Mar 23, 1914 - May 1981
La Canada Flintridge, California

Other Bios

Leola Strickland Burch
Oct 21, 1920 - Nov 9, 2007
Fresno, California
Clide H Dale
Nov 10, 1901 - Jul 21, 1995
Clovis, CA
Sol Teplow
May 22, 1897 - November 1984
Barstow, California
Lawrence Miller
Dec 2, 1907 - May 1971
Venice, California
Charles Olinger
Aug 9, 1921 - December 1987
Glenolden, Pennsylvania
Isaac Carr
May 22, 1896 - Jun 23, 1996
Pasadena, CA
William C Abner
Jun 21, 1914 - Aug 13, 2010
Van Buren, AR
John I Mckown
Dec 25, 1907 - Nov 3, 2001
Hutchinson, KS
Dottie T Mcnair
Jan 6, 1910 - Dec 31, 1987
Cleburne, TX
Alvin Said
Mar 8, 1877 - October 1963
Las Vegas, Nevada
Leon Ponce
Jan 2, 1900 - July 1981
Phillipines
William Starr
May 2, 1905 - November 1964
Napa, California
Victor Zuniga
Jan 12, 1890 - June 1974
Claremont, California
Alice Gates
Mar 4, 1918 - January 1981
George King
Sep 17, 1882 - March 1974
West Point, California
John Oreskovich
Nov 7, 1887 - July 1966
Portola, California
Paul Wallace
Oct 13, 1917 - February 1985
Springfield, Missouri
Tomas Valle
Sep 28, 1909 - August 1982
Sacramento, California
Charles Friedline
Apr 22, 1877 - May 1966
Venice, California
Joseph Paul
Apr 15, 1900 - June 1986
Arcata, California
Success Stories from Biographies like James Williams
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.