Phillip Williams (1884 - 1940)

Phillip Williams
1884 - 1940
updated August 05, 2020
Phillip Williams was born in 1884. He was born to Schuyler Williams and Elizabeth (Patenaude) Williams, with siblings Delia, Jake, Mary, Charles, Joseph, Lucille, Marie, John, Elizabeth, and Gertrude. He died on January 31, 1940 in Cedar River, Michigan at age 56.

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NICK WILLIAMS TAKE BY DEATH: Cedar River Native Dies Here On Wednesday.
Phillip (Nick) Williams 65, of Cedar River, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph hospital of peritonitis which followed an emergency appendectomy.
Mr. Williams was born at Cedar River June 22, 1885 and had lived there all his life. He married Pearl Williams July 12, 1912.
Survivors are his wife and ten children; Wesley, Harold, Myron, Floyd, Edward, Ruth, Dorothy, Blanche, Lyla Mae and Phyllis, his mother, Mrs. Schuyler Williams all of
Cedar River and the following brothers and sisters: Charles, Joseph, John and Louis of Cedar River; Mrs. T.J. Kane of Chicago, Mrs. Joseph Ruleau of Cedar River, Mrs. H.
Lanthray ( Loughary) and Miss Elizabeth Williams who live in Washington state, Mrs. Timothy Dugan and Mrs. Sam Baxter of this city, and Mrs. Andrew Schwartz of Escanaba.

Funeral Services are planned for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ruleau. Burial will be in the Cedar River Cemetery. The body will be taken to the
Ruleau home Friday at 1 p.m. from the Larson Mortuary here.

WILLIAMS: Funeral Services for Phillip (Nick) Williams of Cedar River who died last week, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ruleau at Cedar River. Rev. Fred Matthews of this city read the rites in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends.
Mrs. Matthews sang "Abide with Me" and " Somewhere the Sun is Shining".
Miss Loretta Dugan, Miss Loretta Ruleau, Miss Frances Williams and Miss Mabel Baxter were in charge of flowers. The casket was carried by Earl and Thomas Ruleau, Francis and Timothy Dugan, Sam Baxter and Clarence Schwartz.
Burial was made in Cedar River cemetery. Mrs. T. J. Kane and Mrs. H. Rathburn of Chicago, Mrs. George Ruleau of Manistique and Mr. and Mrs. George Ruleau of Wells, attended the funeral.

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In 1884, in the year that Phillip Williams was born, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1904, Phillip was 20 years old when the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1913, he was 29 years old when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1939, by the time he was 55 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1940, in the year of Phillip Williams's passing, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

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