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Name Origin

In Welsh, the surname Williams means "the son of William."

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The Williams family comes from Wales. The Williams family is Caucasian.

Famous People named Williams

Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, United States of America.

Early Williamses

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Etha Mae Richardson (Williams) Greene was born on September 28, 1028. She was in a relationship with Henry Ferdinand Williams Jr, and had children Linell Theroid Williams, Gaylyn (Williams ) Barton, Alfred Conrad Williams, Vanessa Clarice Williams, Calvin Ford, Velma (Williams ) James, and Mattie Williams. Etha Greene died at age 981 years old on September 9, 2010 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish County, Louisiana United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Etha Mae Richardson (Williams) Greene.
Eve (Williams) Smyth was born on March 12, 1620 in Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom. She was in a relationship with William Smyth, and had a child Eve (Smyth) Williams. Eve Smyth died at age 73 years old on April 12, 1693 in Farnham, Virginia United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Eve (Williams) Smyth.
Eve (Smyth) Williams was born on July 31, 1642 in Farnham, Virginia United States, and died at age 63 years old on October 4, 1705 in Farnham. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Eve (Smyth) Williams.
John Williams was born on September 1, 1645 at Merionethshire Granite Co in Wales United Kingdom, and died at age 35 years old on March 9, 1681 in Morattico, Virginia United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Williams.
Katherine (Williams) Goad was born on September 12, 1674 in Washington, Virginia United States to John Williams and Eve (Smyth) Williams. She was in a relationship with Abraham Goad, and had a child Alice (Goad) Dodson. Katherine Goad died at age 66 years old on May 23, 1741 in Farnham. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Katherine (Williams) Goad.
Catherine (Williams) Hanks was born on May 28, 1694 in Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom. She was in a relationship with John Hanks, and had a child John Hanks. Catherine Hanks died at age 84 years old on January 14, 1779 in Farnham, Virginia United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Catherine (Williams) Hanks.
Mary (Williams) Powell was born on June 15, 1730 in Wallace, North Carolina United States. She was in a relationship with Moses Conner Powell Sr., and had a child Moses Conner Powell Jr.. Mary Powell died at age 55 years old on September 19, 1785 in Washington, GA. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary (Williams) Powell.
Nancy (Williams) Little of North Carolina United States was born in 1765. She was married to John Little in 1789, and they were together until John's death in 1790. Nancy Little has a child Mary Elizabeth (Little) Basden. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Nancy (Williams).
Emma Denise (Williams) Bell was born on February 19, 1765 in Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom. She was in a relationship with Morgan Bell, and had a child Abraham Bell. Emma Bell died at age 74 years old on August 26, 1839 in Richmond, Virginia United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Emma Denise (Williams) Bell.
Andrew Williams of Australia was born in 1766, and died at age 88 years old in 1854.
Rhoda (Williams) Tyrrell was born on April 17, 1767 in Waterbury, Connecticut USA to Samuel Williams Jr and Hulda Warner Williams. She was in a relationship with Ichabod Terrell, and had children Tillotson Terrell, Elecdia Terrell Emmons, Philander Laurel Terrell, Oliver Terrell, Lucinda Terrell Wraner, Orpha Terrell Shaffer, Ichabod Terrell Jr, Horace Jefferson Terrell, and Harry Terrell. Rhoda Tyrrell died at age 84 years old in June 1851 in Ridgeville, OH. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rhoda Williams Tyrrell.
James Mastin Williams was born on January 20, 1770 in Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina United States. They married Susannah Grissam, and they had children Marrell Washington Williams, Selina A. Williams, and James C. 'King' Williams. James' partner was Nancy Ann West, and they had children Iva Williams, Louisa Williams, Jesse Williams, Mary Rose 'Polly' Williams, Stephen Williams, Amos Williams, Nancy Williams, Malinda Williams, James Williams Jr., Alvin Williams, Elizabeth Williams, and Warren Reader Williams. James Williams died at age 86 years old on November 28, 1856 in Christian County, KY. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James Mastin Williams.

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Simon Peter Williams was born in 1842 in Yorkshire, England to Simon Peters Williams who died in 1848 and Mary Ann Machine, born in 1814. Simon Williams married Emily Davey (1856 - 1921) and they had children Thomas, Amy, Amelia, Mabel, Arthur, and Albert.
Simon Williams married Christiana Bowden and they had children John, Elizabeth, and Simon Williams.
Simon Williams was born in 1836 in Stithians, Cornwall, England to Simon Williams, born 1813, and Loveday Lawry, born 1809. Both parents were born in England. Simon had two sisters: Elizabeth, born 1833, and Grace, born 1837. Simon married Christina Bowden (1834 - 1908) on June 16th, 1857 in Cornwall, England. They had four children: three daughters, Lavinia, born 1858; Grace, born 1866; and Elizabeth, born 1871. They also had one son, Benjamin, born 1861.
Simon Williams married Anne Williams in 1860 in Victoria, Australia.
Simon Williams was born in 1873 in Pleasant Creek, Australia, to Simon Williams (1830 - 1881) and Ann Longley (1827 - 1899). He had one sister, Elizabeth Annie Williams (1864 - 1934) Simon married Elizabeth Ann Vowles in 1903 in Victoria, Australia. He died at the age of 83 in Victoria, Australia.
Simon Williams married Elizabeth, born 1893, and they had children Turner, born 1909; Harry, born 1914; and Corrine, born 1915.
Simon L. Williams IV was born on December 31st, 1973, and married Andrea L. Shields on February 25th, 2010 in El Paso, Texas.
Simon L. Williams was born in about 1971 and married Kindra D. Hawthorne on December 24th, 2005 in Dallas, Texas.
Simon Talled Williams Jr. was born on October 18th, 1954 to Simon Talled Williams Sr. and Trudy Yvonne Gordy in Gaines, Texas. Simon T. Williams Jr. married Beverly G. Jones on April 13th, 1982 in Gaines, Texas. He also married Katrina K. Ogas on April 2nd, 1985 in Gaines, Texas.
Faye G Williams of Atlanta, Fulton County, GA was born on December 12, 1916, and died at age 73 years old on July 12, 1990.
Edmond Bell Williams was born on March 16th, 1895 in Atlanta, Georgia to unknown parents. He died in July of 1982 in Ohio and his last residence was in Columbus, Ohio.
Simon Paul Williams Sr was born on February 24th, 1943 in Orange, Orange County, Texas to Simon Burrell Williams (1905 - 1984) and Emma Mae Murphy (1918 - 1995). Both of his parents were born in Texas. He had siblings Larry, Don, Charlene, and two more sisters. Simon Williams Sr. married Maria Pilar Guerrero (1934 - 2001) and they had one son, Simon Paul Williams Jr. (1977 - 2005) on February 29th, 1968 in Orange, Texas.
Simon J Williams Jr was born on October 120th, 1925 in Illinois to Simon J. Williams Sr. and Evelyn Long. Simon Williams married Gisela Sehnert. A veteran of the United States Army, Simon served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War.

Simon Wesmore Williams was born on January 27th, 1922 in Scotlandville, Louisiana, to Willie Williams and Mina Jarrel. A veteran of World War II, Simon W. Williams entered the United States Army on August 20th, 1942 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He waws discharged on January 27th, 1946. Simon Williams married Dorothy Mae Lee and they had children Gail and Ronald. He also predeceased three grandchildreb,
Simon Murley Williams was born on October 23rd, 1917 in Athol, Massachusetts, to Bessie (Jory) Williams (1886 - 1972). A veteran of World War II, Simon M. Williams enlisted in the United States Army on October 5th, 1942 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Simon Williams married Eudora Wilson Merriam (1919 - 2013) and they had a son, Kevin John Williams (1950 - 2021).

A veteran of World War II, Simon R. Williams enlisted in the United States Army on May 29th, 1941 in New York City and was discharge in November of 12945. He died at the young age of 38 years old.
A veteran of World War II, Simon Williams served in the United States Army Air Force.
Julia Varonica (Sage) Williams of Nambour, Sunshine Coast Regional County, QLD Australia was born on September 27, 1895 in Berwick, City of Casey County, VIC to Robert John Sage and Margaret Charlotte Durling. She had siblings Laura Francis Selina Sage, Henry James Sage, Howard John Robert Sage, Charles William Sage, Elizabeth Florence Sage, and Louis Francis Sage. Julia Williams died at age 99 years old on June 24, 1995 in Nambour, Sunshine Coast Regional County, QLD.
George F Williams of Harris County, TX was born circa 1947. He married Linda (Snedeker) Williams on May 9, 1981 in Harris County, TX and they later separated on May 29, 1986. He married Leslie S. (Dysarz) Williams on August 27, 1994 in Harris County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George F. Williams.
Emma Elizabeth (Williams) Cross of Maffra, Wellington Shire County, VIC Australia was born on April 2, 1876 in Maffra to Thomas Albert Williams and Mary Liddle (Whitelaw) Williams. She had siblings Robert Arthur Williams, Charlotte Hilda Williams, Agnes Lilian Williams, Janet Susannah (Williams) Wickes, Olive Ruth Williams, Frederick William Williams, John Royden Williams, and Mary Liddle (Williams) Flewin. She married Alfred Henry Cross in 1901, and had children Roy Henry Cross and Jean Mildred Cross. Emma Cross died at age 72 years old in 1948.

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Arvell Ricardo Williams' mother was Cozet Williams and he had one brother. His date of death varies as Oct 6, Oct 8, and Oct 15. Arvell was shot more than twenty times in LeDroit Park when he was attempting to set up a meeting between an undercover police officer and a suspected drug dealer. See MAN SLAIN IN BARRAGE OF GUNFIRE WAS PAID D.C. POLICE INFORMER for details. Note: This is not the biography of A.R. Williams, the writer, who is living. This A. R. Williams died in 1992.
Robin McLaurin Williams
Robin McLaurin Williams was born to Robert Fitgerald Williams and Laurie "Punky" McLaurin Smith at St Luke’s Hospital in Chicago Illinois. He had two older half-brothers. He described himself as a quiet child and that he overcame his shyness in high school when he got involved with the drama club. Robin Williams is best remembered for bringing his comedy and quick wit to television and films. His credits on film and television are numerous, his talent and wit in concert legendary. See a partial list of his credits at Robin Williams Filmography Robin's first memorable character was "Mork" on the television show "Mork and Mindy". He said that he was thrilled when comedian Jonathan Winters joined the cast as their son, since Jonathan was a comedic hero of his. That made sense, since they both used a stream of consciousness approach to their humor. They both also suffered from depression.
Mary Louise Williams
Mary Louise Williams was born on January 4, 1875. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Louise Williams.
James C Williams
James C Williams was born on October 12, 1944 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James C Williams.
William Henry Williams
WILLIAM HENRY WILLIAMS BORN: 30 MAY 1848 DIED: 7 JAN 1917 William was born to William Lewis Williams and Priscilla Shellhammer Williams. His father was born in Ohio and his mother in Pennsylvania. His older sister, Sarah Amanda and brother, Lyman Isaiah, also were born in Michigan. When he was 2 yrs old, the family was living at Elkhart, Indiana, where another sister, Elizabeth Emily was born. Then on they went to Iowa, where three more sisters, Mary Calista, Elma Jane and Jennie E. were born. He attended school at Des Moines, Iowa, and then entered the brickmaking and building vocation. He also farmed and owned a coal mine and dealt in real estate. His Father died in 1869 and his Mother died in 1872. He married Belinda Vernon Close, in 1878, the daughter of a prominent brickmaker in Des Moines. Possibly even the bosses daughter...she being 10 years younger than William. In 1879 they lost an infant son. In 1880 they lost a baby girl, Mary. Children born in Des Moines, Iowa: Howard Clinton-1881, Albert Rhesa-1883, Grace May-1886, Henry Lyman-1892 and Agnes Ethel-1897. William was a very intelligent and talented man. He built a large, mansion-like home, three story with full basement. And an additon of homes called the Grace Addition. He played piano and sang, but unfortunately he drank too much and gambled. So much so that he lost the land where the University of Des Moines now stands on a presidential bet. Seems that life with William was getting to be too hard for Belinda. They began selling all their property, and Belinda filed for and was granted divorce. William was suppose to split all his assets with Belinda. And she won custody of the children. But, in 1900, he tried to swindle her out of some money he made from a real estate sale. Belinda found out, sued him and won and put a restraining order on him. That same year, William and the boys, Howard, Albert and Henry were on their way to be part of the Land Run in Oklahoma territory. Whether it was William's idea or not, Belinda and the girls, Grace and Ethel, followed. At first they lived in a dugout, as many did who made the run. But soon, William had built another huge home in Weatherford, Oklahoma, where Belinda opened a boarding house for women. In 1902, a son was born in what was still Oklahoma Territory, as Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907. They named him Bert Okla. William was a restless soul, who did not stay with the family long before leaving again often abandoning the family for long periods of time. As stated, however, he was a very intelligent man. 6 Feb 1906 he patented an invention #811,606, "Combined Lister Plow and Planter" and 13 Nov 1906 he patented another invention #835,997 "Plow". After this time, William started having trouble with his head. It might have been cancer or some other problem. He was living away from the family but wrote them to ask if he could come live with them, in El Reno, Oklahoma. 7 Jan 1917: While Belinda, Grace and her young daughter, Marguriet were out taking a walk, and Agnes Ethel was in the house, writing letters to those who had sent Christmas remembrances, William layed down, placed a pistol at his right temple and ended his life.
Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy was an actress who made a significant impact in Hollywood during the 20th century. Born as Myrna Adele Williams on August 2, 1905 in Radersburg, Montana, she was raised in Helena and nearby Radersburg. Her father, David Franklin Williams, was a rancher and the youngest person ever elected to the Montana State legislature. After her father's death from influenza, the family moved to Los Angeles, where Myrna was educated and caught the acting bug. She started her acting career at the age of 15 by appearing in local stage productions to support her family. One night, she caught the attention of Mrs. Rudolph Valentino, who helped her secure some parts in the motion picture industry. Myrna made her first film appearance in the small role of "What Price Beauty?" (1925) and later appeared in "Pretty Ladies" (1925) alongside Joan Crawford. She was one of the few stars to make a successful transition from silent movies to the sound era, starting out as a Theda Bara-like exotic femme fatale in silent films and later becoming a refined and wholesome character in the sound era. Unable to secure a contract with MGM, she appeared in small roles until she finally landed a contract with Warner Brothers after appearing in "Satan in Sables" (1925). Her contract player debut was in "The Caveman" (1926), where she played a maid, but despite being typecast as a vamp, she continued to take on roles that would showcase her talent. Myrna's big break came when she signed with MGM and received two meaty roles in "The Prizefighter and the Lady" (1933) and as Nora Charles in "The Thin Man" (1934) with William Powell. The Thin Man series was a huge success, and Myrna's witty perception of situations gave her the image of a no-nonsense character. She appeared in five more Thin Man films and was named the "Queen of the Movies" in 1936 in a nationwide poll of movie-goers. Despite her popularity, the roles became fewer and fewer in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1960s, she appeared in "Midnight Lace" (1960) and "The April Fools" (1969) and later in TV movies in the 1970s. Her last film was "Summer Solstice" (1981), and she passed away on December 14, 1993 in New York City at the age of 88. With a career spanning 129 motion pictures, Myrna Loy will always be remembered as the "Queen of Hollywood" during her heyday.
John Samuel Williams
John Samuel Williams Jr. was born on May 13, 1867. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Samuel Williams.
Bert Okla Williams
Bert was born in Oklahoma Territory, before Oklahoma was a state. His parents gave him the middle name, Okla. He was their youngest child. After his father died, his mother became very ill and he vowed he would not marry or leave his mother until she passed. One of his brothers was a preacher and Bert began preaching when he was only 14 years old. He later did go to a seminary and made it "official". Bert was an avid gardener and had an uncanny gift with nature and animals of all sorts, both domestic and wild. Within a few days of talking to and feeding them, wild birds would actually land on his shoulders, arms and even his head when they would see him. And different kinds of tree squirrels came and ate out of his hand. As his youngest child, I loved to watch him interact with the myriad of animals we came in contact with. I've had many close contacts with animals in the wild but do not have the complete trust the animals had with him. Bert loved to whistle, so most likely one could find him simply by listening for him. He grew gigantic watermelon and tomatoes that we loved to consume right out in the garden. (We kept a salt shaker in the garden for our frequent feasts). He had a huge interest in poultry, so we had large flocks of chickens and a flock of guinea fowl. He knew the type of trees, birds, ducks, geese and even grass and/or weeds we were looking at. Needless to say, for me, it was never boring being with him. I was always asking questions and he was always patient and willing to stop whatever he was doing to answer. He was a great Dad. He was 50 years old when I was born. Too old? No way...I couldn't have had it better.
Cynthia Jane Williams
Actress Cindy Williams, born Cynthia Jane Williams in Van Nuys, California, was born to Beachard James D. Williams (1913 - 1969) and Francesca Marie Bellini (1910 - 1995). She had one sister, Carol Ann Williams, and a half-brother Jimmie Leroy Gaines, Jr. (1930 - 2009). When Cindy began her acting career, she moved back to Los Angeles from Dallas, Texas and her initial efforts were in television commercials for companies such as Foster Grant sunglasses and TWA airlines. Those led to appearances on popular tv shows like Happy Days, which then led to her own television show, "La Verne & Shirley" (1976 - 1982). Cindy Williams married William Louis Hudson Jr., born 1949, on May 1, 1982, in Los Angeles, and they had two children, Emily and Zachary Hudson. Cindy and "Bill" divorced in 2000. He had previously been married to Goldie Hawn, with whom he had children Oliver and Kate Hudson. Kate is currently an actress and businesswoman. Cindy was active in films from 1970 - 2020 and in television from 1969 - 2016. She died in Los Angeles, California at the age of 75 after a brief illness. Her most popular show, "La Verne &Shirley" was a 1970s hit but she kept acting and working up until the end of her life, even publishing a book. For more complete details and quotes from Cindy, herself, see Cindy Williams, Star of ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ Dies at 75.
Ruby Morris
Ruby Morris was the daughter of Clyde B. Williams, who was born in 1914 and passed away in 1976. On June 3, 1989, at the age of 49, Ruby was tragically murdered by her husband, a successful accountant, at her home in Cave Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona. Ruby and her husband, Gaylynn Earl "Rusty" Morris, had a fateful meeting in a honky-tonk in Memphis, Tennessee in 1959 and got married later that same year. They moved to Arizona where Earl built a successful accounting service company and ultimately settled on a five acre home in Cave Creek. A number of years later, Earl began having an affair with Ruby's sister, Peggy Williams Hinton. The three got into a confrontation and Ruby demanded a divorce and settlement with threat of reporting Earl's illegal accounting practices with his business. Earl shot Ruby at their home and loaded her body into his El Camino where he proceeded to drive to their boat in San Diego. After loading her body into their family boat named 'Hi Lo', he burnt the body and the boat which then sank into the water. It took detectives a few months to piece together the murder (see Clue to missing woman may be on sunken boat, county detective says), and Earl was ultimately charged and convicted of murder during his trial in 1992. After her passing, Ruby left behind her spouse and three children: Randall "Randy" Morris, who was Ruby's son as a result of sexual abuse from her father, and Ruby & Earl's two daughters, Dawna Kay Wells who was an aspiring singer at the time, and Cynthia "Cindy" who worked as a waitress. Ruby's case was featured on Forensic Files. See Forensic Files Now.
Esther Jane Williams
Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) was an American competitive swimmer and actress. Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because of the outbreak of World War II, she joined Billy Rose's Aquacade, where she took on the role vacated by Eleanor Holm after the show's move from New York City to San Francisco. While in the city, she spent five months swimming alongside Olympic gold medal winner and Tarzan star Johnny Weissmuller.[1] Williams caught the attention of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scouts at the Aquacade. After appearing in several small roles, alongside Mickey Rooney in an Andy Hardy film, and future five-time co-star Van Johnson in A Guy Named Joe, Williams made a series of films in the 1940s and early 1950s known as "aquamusicals," which featured elaborate performances with synchronised swimming and diving. From 1945 to 1949, Williams had at least one film listed among the 20 highest-grossing films of the year. In 1952, Williams appeared in her only biographical role, as Australian swimming star Annette Kellerman in Million Dollar Mermaid, which went on to become her nickname while at MGM. Williams left MGM in 1956 and appeared in a handful of unsuccessful feature films, followed by several extremely popular water-themed network television specials, including one from Cypress Gardens, Florida.
Carolyne (Williams) Natoli
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Thelma Minnie (Williams) Spruill
Thelma Minnie (Williams) Spruill was born on May 26, 1920, and died at age 84 years old on July 6, 2004 in El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma United States.
Joe Tom Williams
Joe Tom Williams was born on August 25, 1895 in Hunt County, Texas United States, and died at age 34 years old on February 25, 1930 at Tuberculosis Hospital in Nashville, Davidson County, TN. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Joe Tom Williams.
Nannie  Williams
Nannie Sumner Williams was born in 1895. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Nannie Williams.
Charles Tegid Williams
Charles Tegid Williams was born on May 7, 1889. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charles Tegid Williams.
Andy Williams
Andy Williams Born December 3, 1927 in Wall Lake, Iowa, USA Died September 25, 2012 in Branson, Missouri, USA (bladder cancer) Birth Name Howard Andrew Williams Nicknames The Emperor of Easy The King of Christmas Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m) Mini Bio (1) The extraordinary, easy-listening crooning talents of Andy Williams were first unveiled when he was 8 years old and inducted into the Williams Brothers Quartet as its youngest member. Born in Wall Lake, Iowa on December 3, 1927, Andy started singing with his three older brothers (Bob Williams, Dick Williams and Don Williams) in his hometown's Presbyterian church choir. The quartet became instant local news and made its professional singing debut when Andy was in the third grade. A bonafide hit, they went on to become a staple on radio in nearby big city Des Moines. From there, the harmonizing siblings found widespread popularity on wartime radio, including Chicago and Cincinnati. Andy graduated from high school in Cincinnati. They eventually caught the attention of crooning king Bing Crosby, who included the boys on his mammoth 1944 hit single "Swinging on a Star". Bing, of course, was keen on the boys' combined talents, having his own singing quartet of sons at home. His career received a major boost when he co-starred with Chico Marx on the short lived television show called The College Bowl (1950 - 1951). On the show he acted, sang, and danced along with others. The show lasted for 26 weeks. After College Bowl was cancelled Andy Williams was offered regular singing duties on Steve Allen's Tonight! (1953) show, which led to Andy's first recording contract with Cadence Records in 1956 and his first album. A "Top 10" hit came with the lovely ballad "Canadian Sunset". This, in turn, was followed by "Butterfly" (#1), "Lonely Street", "I Like Your Kind of Love", "Are You Sincere" and "The Hawaiian Wedding Song", the last tune earning him five Grammy Award nominations. An ingratiating presence on television, he was handed a musical show co-hosting with June Valli and a summer replacement series of his own. In the meantime, he developed into a top nightclub favorite. In 1962, Andy made a lucrative label change to Columbia Records, which produced the "Top 10" pop hit "Can't Get Use to Losing You" and a collaboration with Henry Mancini, which inspired Andy's signature song, "Moon River," the Oscar-winning tune from the popular Audrey Hepburn film Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). Andy had the honor of singing the song during the Oscar ceremony. Other major chartbusters for Andy came with the movie theme songs Days of Wine and Roses (1962), Dear Heart (1964) and Love Story (1970). An attempt to parlay his singing fame into a film career was one of Andy's few missteps in a hugely successful career. He co-starred in the light, screwy Ross Hunter comedy soufflé I'd Rather Be Rich (1964) starring Sandra Dee and enjoyably squared off with fellow singing suitor Robert Goulet. Andy and Robert also sang in the picture (including sharing the title song), which was a tepid remake of It Started with Eve (1941) starring Deanna Durbin. It was an artificial role to be sure and is only significant in that it was Andy's sole legit acting experience on film. What truly put Andy over the top was the phenomenal success of his weekly variety show The Andy Williams Show (1962). Andy was a natural in front of the television camera and his dueting with such singing legends as Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Peggy Lee kept audiences enthralled week after week. What goes around comes around for Andy would often invite his brothers to sing with him and also introduced another talented harmonizing boy group--the seven "Osmond Brothers". The series, which concluded in 1971, won three Emmy Awards for "Best Musical/Variety Series". Andy himself picked up a couple of nominations as performer. In 1961, Andy married a stunning, whispery-voiced French chanteuse named Claudine Longet (born in Paris in 1942), who was 15 years younger. The couple had three children. She made a mild hit of the song "Love Is Blue" and enjoyed slight celebrity status. Like the Crosby family, Andy's clan became an integral part of his annual classic Christmas television specials. Despite the fact that the couple separated in 1969, Claudine continued to appear in these specials in the early 1970s.In tandem with his famous television show, Andy opened Caesar's Palace in 1966 and went on to headline there for 20 years. Following the demise of his television success, Andy continued to tour both here and abroad. He laid low for a time to protect his children through a tragic crisis when his ex-wife Claudine (since 1975) became enmeshed in a tabloid-styled shooting in March of 1976. The 1970s also deemed the cardigan-wearing Andy as too square and clean-cut to prod younger audiences. Nevertheless, he hosted the Grammy Awards a few times and returned to a syndicated series format in 1976, which was short-lived. Andy remarried happily in 1991 to non-professional Debbie Haas. Inspired by singer/friend Ray Stevens, Andy had built a $12 million state-of-the-art theater, which opened in 1992 and was christened the Andy Williams Moon River Theater. Andy became the first non-country star to perform there and other theme shows have since been inspired to populate the small town--now considered the live music capital of the world. At age 70+, he continued to perform in Branson, Missouri, where he and his wife reside, and in Europe. Andy Williams died at age 84 of bladder cancer in Branson, Missouri on September 25, 2012. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / [contact link] Spouse (2) Deborah Marie Haas (3 May 1991 - 25 September 2012) ( his death) Claudine Longet (15 December 1961 - 7 February 1975) ( divorced) ( 3 children) Daughter Noelle Williams, sons Christian Williams and Bobby Williams. His high baritone voice was used, along with his brothers, whenever Kay Thompson would do vocal arrangements at MGM. He can easily be heard in numbers featured in Good News (1947) (most notably in the "Ladies Man" number alongside Mel Tormé), The Harvey Girls (1946), and Till the Clouds Roll By (1946). Strongly supported ex-wife Claudine Longet during her trial for the shooting death of her lover, skier Spider Sabich, in 1976 in Aspen, Colorado. She claimed it was accidental and received 30 days in jail. Andy went to Aspen to be by her side after the shooting, but she ran away with her married defense attorney to Mexico. For many years was the owner and featured performer at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater in Branson, Missouri. The audiences, which were often sold-out, were always appreciative. Sang "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" at friend Robert F. Kennedy's funeral Received 18 gold and three platinum-certified albums. Has recorded eight Christmas albums over the years. His favorite songs were "Take A Bow" by Madonna, "Fool On The Hill" by The Beatles, "How Deep Is Your Love" by The Bee Gees, "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles, "Southern Nights" by Glen Campbell, "She's The One" by Robbie Williams, "Desperado" by The Eagles, "You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor, "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" by Stevie Wonder and "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years"). He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Tested for a part in State Fair (1962) which eventually went to Bobby Darin. Barbara Eden appeared with Williams in the test. Quit smoking in 1963. Friend of Robert F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. On Nov. 5, 2011, he announced that he has cancer of the bladder. Was cremated and his remains scattered in the water outside his Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri. In April 2013 Christie's auction house was set to sell is major collection of art, including paintings by Jean Michel Basquiat, Kenneth Noland and Edward Ruscha. Was a staunch conservative Republican. In 1963 he bought the failing record label Cadence Records. In 1970 he changed the name of the label to Barnaby Records, and released not only his own records but that of many of Cadence Records' artists. Had a rough start in Branson, MO, when he first opened the Moon River Theatre. He made comments about the local people that were taken as insults. He was forced to make public apologies for his comments before he could continue his shows there. Recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in 1986. His first time as an actor/singer/dancer was on The College Bowl (1950). He was one of the regular characters on the show who used his own name. Chico Marx was the star of this series,ll which only lasted for 26 episodes, all filmed live. Only the last episode still exists on kinescope. This episode can be seen on the Marx Brothers TV Collection DVD set (2015). [on his support of ex-wife Claudine Longet after she shot to death her lover, skier Spider Sabich, in 1976] I had to be there for her. She is the mother of my children. And we never stopped being friends. I still accept her story that the shooting was accidental.
Dorothy Edwina W. Watford Williams
Dorothy Edwina (Wilson) Watford Williams of Suffolk, Virginia United States was born on April 21, 1932 at Home by a Midwife in Suffolk, Nansemond County. Dorothy was baptized at East End Baptist Church in Suffolk. Dorothy Watford Williams died at age 69 years old on April 15, 2002 at Suffolk, Virginia in Suffolk, and was buried on April 20, 2002 at Meadowbrook Gardens in Suffolk.
Spencer Williams
Spencer Williams was born on May 25, 1920 in Bickmore, Pleasant District, Clay County, West Virginia United States, and died at age 49 years old on September 25, 1969 at Cortland Memorial Hospital in Cortland, Cortland County, New York. Spencer Williams was buried in September 1969 at Highland Cemetery 945 NY-79, in Richford, Tioga County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Spencer Williams.
Elizabeth Jane (Owen) Williams
Elizabeth Jane (Owen) Williams was born in September 1839. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth Jane (Owen) Williams.

Williams Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Williams family member is 69.0 years old according to our database of 533,488 people with the last name Williams that have a birth and death date listed.

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69.0 years

Oldest Williamses

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Billie Williams was born on October 5, 1848, and died at age 124 years old in February 1973. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Billie Williams.
124 years
Thomas A Williams of Sylvania, Screven County, GA was born on April 8, 1887, and died at age 121 years old on March 15, 2009.
121 years
Burl Williams of Stout, Scioto County, Ohio was born on November 7, 1852, and died at age 117 years old in July 1970.
117 years
Inez Williams of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, NY was born on July 19, 1849, and died at age 118 years old in September 1967.
118 years
Moses Williams of Brooklyn, Kings County, NY was born on July 31, 1850, and died at age 116 years old in May 1967.
116 years
Frankie Williams of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas was born on June 29, 1855, and died at age 116 years old in December 1971.
116 years
Ronald Williams of Schellsburg, Bedford County, PA was born on July 23, 1863, and died at age 114 years old in April 1978.
114 years
Richard Williams of Galveston, Galveston County, Texas was born on April 22, 1870, and died at age 114 years old in February 1985.
114 years
Angela Williams of Clio, Genesee County, Michigan was born on June 26, 1863, and died at age 114 years old in April 1978.
114 years
Alma Williams was born on August 6, 1863, and died at age 115 years old in September 1978. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Alma Williams.
115 years
Oscar Williams of Milledgeville, Baldwin County, GA was born on July 2, 1875, and died at age 114 years old on February 1, 1990.
114 years
Pamela Williams was born on January 25, 1863, and died at age 114 years old in December 1977. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Pamela Williams.
114 years

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Seeking parents and siblings of Mary Elizabeth Williams born 1811 in Ohio, married Henry Tawney 4 Aug 1831 in Tuscarawas, Ohio. Died 1865 in Adel, Iowa. Margaret Williams born 1817 in Ohio, married Lewis Hayden in 1836 at Tuscarawas, Ohio. William Lewis Williams (my Great Grandfather) born 1818 in Ohio, married Priscilla Shellhammer, died 1869 in Des Moines, Iowa and Hugh Benjamin Williams born 1827 in Ohio, married Isabella or Isabelle Diddy. After Isabella died he remarried to Mary Lucy Stacy. He died 1889 in Colorado. They all briefly lived in Elkhart County, Indiana.

I am the last of my line as a great grandchild, stemming from William Lewis Williams. My father emphatically and often told me these sibling's father came from Wales and I am pretty sure that their mother was born in Pennsylvania. I believe also that there are a lot more siblings. I have hit a solid brick wall that I have sought to break through, for many years now and am hoping someone out there has one of their siblings that we could reconnect with and get this family back together again. Hoping of course to discover their parent's names and whatever info I can get. Thanks to anyone who may respond.
This Williams line. Is this Lyman Williams connected to Thompsons? From Michigan.
My great grandfather was Ben Williams. He is buried in Ephraim Utah. He was married to Higinia Martinez from New Mexico. They had 6 children, 1 died in infancy. I am looking for any relation or information about him as all of the children (Odelia (Lela), Concepcion (Chon), (Joe Maximino (Máx), Viola, Rosalina (Rose was the infant), and José Federico (Fred) Williams are now deceased and I do not know any information about him except that he died in 1970. Any relations out there?
My name was Connie Jo williams - (now King). Harry E Williams and Edith Rose Williams were my grandparents. They were born in the South Dakota area. I am looking for information on his parents and sister and brother. I know he had a brother named Ray and a sister named Edna. They called his mom "mommy". I never knew her by any other name.
I remember names such as Minnie and Olie and Delores and Andy. Thank you for any information.
my mother was a williams, she had sisters martha, janice, amy, and a brother Dan Williams. I am trying to locate all of my family, My mother Married George Albert Roberts Sr. I am the youngest daughter of Barbara Williams Roberts And George Roberts Sr., I had an older Brother Harold Lee Roberts, he passed away in 2003, My mother Barbara Jane Williams Roberts Passed away March 15, 2004. I have another brother George Jr. who lives in texas
Hi my name is deborah roberts, my mother was barbara roberts here maiden name was williams i am hoping to connect with some of my relatives
The Williams family was joined to the Threlkelds when Elizabeth Threlkeld, daughter of Rev. Joseph Threlkeld, married Samuel Williams in Montgomery Co, MD. The couple moved to Chariton Co. MO. They had 5 children, John Peter, Henry T.,Thomas B., Eliza, and Harriet.
Samuel married Elizabeth in MD then traveled to MO where he purchased land, and returned to bring his family west. A pioneer settler of the county among the Indians and wolves. He died in 1821. Elizabeth died in 1835.

Henry T. was a leader in one of the earliest Indian Wars commanding a regiment of militia. He was a leading lawyer in his state. Eventually moving to New Orleans where he became surveyor-general of Louisiana. He died in 1859.

Thomas B. was prominently connected to the government Indian Service. and died of a cold while escorting Indians to Iowa.

Eliza was married 3 times, first to Dr.John Holman, next to Nathaniel Patton who published the first newspaper west of St Louis the 'Missouri Intelligencer'. He died in St Charles in 1837. Finally she married Major Wilson Overall. She died in 1878.

Harriet married Rev. R N Kelly, a leading Methodist minister and a pioneer editor in Liberty, MO. He died in 1840. Harriet then married John Boyd of Montgomery Co. She died in 1877.

John Peter became a leading planter in Chariton Co. He owned 3300 acres of land and raised annually from 30,000 to 50,000 pounds of tobacco and hemp. He also owned 25 Negroes. He also ran a large saw mill and grist mill on the Chariton River. He married twice, first to Miss Amanda Williams and had 8 children. Then to Polly Watts and had 4 more children
Of John's children by his 1st marriage was John Peter Jr. who would father one William E Williams, who would then sire 9 children Boyd Williams. and Virgil H Williams my grandfather.

I will gladly provide all of the family information in detail for those of you to whom I am related.
Being a Williams researcher myself, I get lots of queries from people searching for their Williams ancestors. This one touched my heart.

Sarg contacted me searching for information on his father, Leroy Williams, probably born about 1917-20. His picture, too large to submit, was taken on an Army base near ElPaso, TX during WW11 in training and the only thing Sarg has to go on. He was standing next to a jeep. Leroy was about 5'10" or 11, fair complexion with blondish/brown hair between the age of 20 - 30 and probably had blue eyes. In the picture the insignia on his uniform appears to be just a large black symbol of some kind that I have been unable to identify. The story goes that Leroy met a girlfriend and she became pregnant. The two planned to marry but Leroy was shipped overseas and killed in action somewhere. Sarg's pregnant mother was contacted by Leroy's mother notifying her of his death. Where the mother lived is unknown; I suspect Leroy would have been from one of the southern states but this is pure speculation. At any rate, Sarg was born to his unwed mother and has been searching to find his father's Williams Family for some years with no success.

If you recognize any part of this story please contact me at [contact link]
Clydene Williams Cannon
John M and Patince Louisa Williams are my gg grandparents. Do you have any history on their parents or families? Thanks for checking, Ann

The following info is from Carol Jean Tanner, a gg-granddaughter of John Williams:

This is the story my grandfather told me that his grandfather (John Williams) told him. Neither set of their parents approved of their marriage because she was Eastern Cherokee Indian and he was white. They were married in the middle of the road in front of her parents house in NC and left to go to Arkansas to settle. Neither would speak of their families in NC and neither would give any family info prior to their marriage. John Willliams was a Union Army Soldier and also a veternarian.

Info I have collected over the years.
U S Federal Census 1 Union Twp: June 11, 1860, Union Twp, Marion Co, Yellville Post Office, ARK, with wife and 3 children, occupation was farmer. John M Williams age 36 white male b N C. wife Patience 29 white b N C, children Emily 6, Joseph B 4, Elizabeth J 1, all b ARK. real estate value 400.00

U S Fed. Census 2: Aug. 22, 1870, Union Twp, Marion Co, Yellvillle P O, ARK, with wife and 3 children, occupation was farmer, John M Williams, age 53, b N C, Louisa 39 b N C, Emily P 16, Joseph B 14, James D 9. all children b ARK. value of real Estate 200.00.

1900 Fed Census Ark
Name: John M Williams
Home in 1900: Bates, Sebastian, Arkansas
Age: 78
Birth Date: Feb 1822
Birthplace: North Carolina
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to head-of-house: Father
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Marital Status: Widowed
Residence : Bates & Bloomer Townships, Sebastian, Arkansas
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Household Members: Name Age
Joseph M Williams 44
Isabel F Williams 43
Etta Williams 17
Ora L Williams 15
Alberta Williams 13
Henry C Williams 10
Hubert Williams 6
Lellia Williams 5
John M Williams 78
My name is susan williams. I am trying to locate any of my fathers family who may be still alive
My father Geoffrey Wilfred Williams was born 19 december 1920 at cardiff wales
His fathers name was Wilfred Williams Mothers name was Clare Maude Williams.
If anybody could give any information about my dad I would much appreciate it as I am trying to do my family history on my dads side and I wondered if I had any relatives living over in the UK
I can be contacted at the following email [contact link] or cellphone 0277682190 I reside in New Zealand.
Would Irene Williams plaease make contact with
susan again as I tried to contact you back but
the number you left seemed to be wrong it was not a working number I would really like to hear from you again.
I am searcing for information on my Great Grandfather William Cherry. As the stories have been told, his name was William Cherry but he got in some trouble with the law and fled and then assumed the name William Williams. I found a 1920 census record showing William Cherry was born in Florida; his father was born in Florida and his mother was born in Tennessee but I can't find any records of his parents. He married my Great Grandmother, Minnie Ola McKendree. I have been looking for a few years but can't find anything further on William Cherry or William Williams! Email me at [contact link] if you have any information.
I am looking for george washington williams.I do not have to much on him.he has a son by the name of Tom D. williams and he married julie ann wise.
Samuel Reed Williams was born 25 Feb 1804 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa.
In 1849 Samuel & his eldest son decided to join the Gold Rush to California. The son, Joseph P. traveled by land while father, Samuel by sea. By the time Samuel reached California, Joseph had died of pnemonia 5 Oct 1849. Samuel returned to Providenc, R.I. in 1851 with some Gold & capital to open a small Grocery store with his second son, Washington Irving Williams. The store grew and prospered particularly under the direction of Washington who became quite wealthy & was known as the Dean of Providence grocers.
This family claimed to be direct descendants of Roger Williams who founded Rhode Island, but Samuel died 18 Mar 1868 without leaving record of who his parents were or how the connection could be proved. This is this family's Gold Brick Wall.
I have been searching for some info on my step grandfather. his dad is william williams and his mom was a frances matilda, he had one sister as i now. her name was mabel,he was married to a sarah thibodeau,burns.and they lived in somerville,mass. fred died in 1963 and he was buried somewhere in scotia,new york. i am trying to find any family member.

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