America Williams – W. T. Williams Obituaries

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from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, November 22, 1918

Death’s sudden summons came Wednesday about noon to a venerable mother of this place, when the spirit of Mrs. America Williams, aged 90 years, was called to the home above.  Owing to her advanced age, her health had been failing for some time past, and that day her dinner had been carried to her room when unexpected heart failure seized her and she expired in a few moments.  She was the widow of the late W. T. Williams, to whom she was married November 15, 1849.  Before her marriage she was Miss America Gray, of this county, daughter of Squire Isaac Gray.  Her long and useful life has been spent in this community and she passed from it an honored, beloved and venerable woman.  A living monument to her Christian character are her children who are splendid and esteemed citizens in the various places they reside.  In young girlhood she united with the Presbyterian church and her steadfastness to her faith in all the long years since then has been sincere and loyal.  The funeral will be held today at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. T. H. Gordon, near town, Rev. M. S. Clark, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating, as the Presbyterian church is without a pastor at present.  The interment was at the family lot in Spring Hill Cemetery.  She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Mrs. Gordon, with whom she has lived for a number of years.  The sons are Messrs. I. N. Williams, of Lexington, William Williams, of Frankfort, and John P. Williams, of this place.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Thursday, December 24, 1903

Mr. W. T. Williams, one of the oldest and best known men of the county died at his home on Salt River about midnight Sunday.  He was eighty-four years old, and his health had been gradually failing during the past summer.  He had been for many years a devout member of the Presbyterian church, living a blameless and upright life.  The funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the residence at 10:30, being conducted by Dr. J. G. Hunter, his pastor, after which the remains were interred in Spring Hill.  A touching feature of the services was the fact that he had requested that the members of the prayer-meeting circle, which had been conducted from house to house in the neighborhood for over forty years, should sing the hymns for him.  He had been an earnest worker in the prayer meeting for many years, and the simple gospel hymns, sung by the voices of his friends and neighbors, were dearer to him than more pretentious music.  The pall-bearers were his nephews.  Besides his wife, there remains to mourn him three sons, Messrs. I. N. Williams, of Lexington; Mr. W. T. Williams, Jr., of Frankfort, and Mr. John P. Williams, of this place, and one daughter, Mrs. Hutchings Gordon.

America William, 1828-1918 – W. T. Williams, 1819-1903

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