Monday, September 14, 2015

Alonzo H. Williams.

Alonzo H. Williams

Birth: Sep. 27, 1843 Morgan County Ohio.
Death: Mar. 22, 1912 Holton Jackson County Kansas.

 Parents: Josiah W. Williams (1819 - 1910) Elizabeth McKeever Williams (1822 - 1896).

Wife's: Mary Agnes Graden Williams (1846 - 1874), Hattie Jones Smurr (1855 - 1925).

Children: Francis Ellsworth Williams (1868 - 1928),   Fannie Florence Williams (1871 - 1872),   Hattie Evelyn Williams Mallon (1886 - 1978).

Siblings: Alonzo H. Williams (1843 - 1912), Margaret Jane Williams Black (1845 - 1916), Charles C. Williams (1849 - 1853), Archibald M Williams (1851 - 1854), William Hollis Williams (1854 - 1944), Richard A Williams (1857 - 1900), Richard A Williams (1857 - 1900), Mary E Williams Fulton (1861 - 1917), Charles Sumner Williams (1866 - 1936).

Burial: Holton Cemetery Holton Jackson County Kansas.

The Holton Recorder, March 28, 1912:

Alonzo H. Williams was born in Morgan county, Ohio, September 27, 1843. In his fifteenth year he came with his parents to this state. The farm on which they located was in the southern part of this county where he shared the privations that pertained in those pioneer days. A few years later the Civil war began and as a youth of 19 years he enlisted in his country's cause. His first term of service began August, 1862, as a member of Company B, 11th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Forced to return home because of serious illness he re-enlisted in Company B, 17th Kansas Cavalry and served in it until the wars close.

In October, 1865, he was united in marriage to Agnes Garden. Two children were born to them, Francis Elsworth and Fannie E. Williams. The daughter died in her eighth month and the mother passed away soon afterward. In 1874 he was united in marriage to Hattie L. Jones of Holton and to them were born four children, Bessie and Fred Williams of California and Evelyn Mallon and Florence Williams of Topeka.

For many years he has been a prominent citizen of this town. He was sheriff for several terms. For a number of years he was a partner of Mr. W. W. Naylor, in the drug business, while for five years he had charge of the City Hotel. For eight years he was postmaster at Holton which was likely his most conspicuous service in the town's interest. In February of last year he moved to Topeka and because of ill health he made a visit to California.

Returning eight weeks ago he rapidly grew worse and at last passed peacefully away Friday, March 22 ... the Masonic order had charge at the cemetery .... he finished his life's work in his 68th year, leaving behind to mourn his loss, three brothers, three sisters, a wife and five children .... Those who attended the funeral from away were C. S. and Hollis Williams, of Topeka, Mrs. Fulton, of Colorado, Mrs. Black, of Smith Center, Frank Williams, of Elgin, Arch McKeever, of Topeka.

The Holton Recorder, April 4, 1912:

Comrade A. H. Williams died of heart failure at the family home, 1264 Tyler street, Topeka, Friday, March 22 1912, The numerous friends of sister Hattie L. Williams, past president [G. A. R.].

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