Willis Williams (1909 - 1976)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Willis Williams’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Willis so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Willis’s biography.

Willis Williams Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Willis Williams and his immediate Williams family. Add to Willis Williams's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Willis.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Willis Williams? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Maywood, Cook County, Illinois

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

Share what Willis did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Willis Williams is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Willis's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Willis's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Willis a religious man? Add Willis’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Willis during various points of his life.

Timeline

1909 - In the year that Willis Williams was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

1926 - When he was 17 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1948 - At the age of 39 years old, Willis was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

1956 - Willis was 47 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

1976 - In the year of Willis Williams's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

Willis Williams Family Tree

Who was Willis’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Willis’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Willis's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Willis Williams
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Willis's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Willis Williams is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Willis Williams passed away in July 1976 at 67 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on February 2, 1909. There is no information about Willis's family. We know that Willis Williams had been residing in Maywood, Cook County, Illinois.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of Willis Williams

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources