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John Lancaster Williams, Reverend[1]

Male 1870 - 1949  (78 years)


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  • Name John Lancaster Williams  [2, 3, 4
    Suffix Reverend 
    Born 4 Oct 1870  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 May 1949  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 2 May 1949  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9, 10
    Person ID I1  Hugh McVay Tree
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2016 

    Father George W Williams,   b. Mar 1850, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah S McVay,   b. Dec 1845, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Dec 1869  Lawrence, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • George Williams and Sarah Moore
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lulu Shaw Conner,   b. 17 Sep 1871, Galveston, Galveston, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1948, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1895  [11
    Children 
     1. Hardy Williams,   b. 8 Apr 1902, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1979, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Emmett Conner Williams,   b. Abt 1904, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1980, Collier, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     3. Sarah Williams,   b. Abt 1916, Louisiana, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 2012, Evans, Columbia County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years)
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • HLa (1925): "He is a member of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, the Masonic fraternity, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World." Rev. John L. Williams, Lawrence Co., AL., then Orleans Parish, Louisiana Submitted by Mike Miller ==============================================================
      Rev. John L. Williams, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for over thirty years, is state superintendent of the Louisiana Child Finding and Home Society, Inc., and has held that office since the organization of the society January 26, 1917. Its offices are at 211 Camp Street in New Orleans. John Lancaster Williams was born in Lawrence County, Alabama, October 4, 1870, the son of a farmer, but other ancestors were scholars and professional men. His grandfather, Dr. Joseph E. Williams, was for thirty-five years a member of the faculty of the University of Virginia, and on retiring at the age of sixty-three, moved to a plantation in northern Alabama, where he died in 1872. George W. Williams, father of Rev. John L., was reared on the Alabama farm, and devoted his active career to farming. In 1891 he moved to Texas and acquired a valuable farm near Fort Worth. George W. Williams married Sarah S. McVeigh, who finished her education in the Richmond Female College of Virginia, and for a number of years was a teacher. Her father, Lancaster E. Mc Veigh, a native of Richmond, was long recognized as one of the ablest mathematicians in the South. He taught in the University of Virginia; was superintendent of public instruction for the state of Tennessee; was president of the Soule University near Leighton, Alabama, and died at the age of eighty-six, in 1891. John Lancaster Williams, oldest in a family of five sons, grew up on the farm in northern Alabama, attended local schools and in 1889 graduated from the Southern University at Greensboro, Alabama, taking the Bachelor of Arts degree, and subsequently was given the degree of B. D. by Vanderbilt University at Nashville, where he also completed his divinity course. He was ordained to the Methodist ministry in 1891. For a quarter of a century he was in itinerant ministry, holding pastorates in Alabama, Texas, California, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The Louisiana Child Finding and Home Society, of which he has been superintendent since 1917, is an inter-denominational charity of Louisiana, organized and incorporated for the purpose of caring for orphans and other dependent children by placing them in proper family homes rather than in institutions and asylums. Under the direction of Rev. Mr. Williams this institution has performed wonderful service and realized the aims of its founders. It is conducted under religious auspices, but independently of politics or denominational control. Rev. Mr. Williams has been active in all the child welfare organizations at New Orleans and Louisiana. He is a member of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, the Masonic fraternity, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World. A History of Louisiana, (vol. 2), p. 82, by Henry E. Chambers. Published by The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, 1925.

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] A History of Louisiana, Chambers, Henry E, (The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, 1925).

    2. [S61] A History of Louisiana, Chambers, Henry E, (The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, 1925), Vol 2, p. 82 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S62] 1920 US Census, database on-line on ancestry.com, Record Type: microfilm, Household: various households, Url: www.ancestry.com, Record Info: various records, Film: Various films, (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 1920), Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Shreveport Precinct 11, Caddo, Louisiana; Roll: T625_608; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 66; Image: 945. (Reliability: 0).
      1920 Census: John L Williams HLa: Rev. John Lancaster Williams

    4. [S62] 1920 US Census, database on-line on ancestry.com, Record Type: microfilm, Household: various households, Url: www.ancestry.com, Record Info: various records, Film: Various films, (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 1920), Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Shreveport Precinct 11, Caddo, Louisiana; Roll: T625_608; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 66; Image: 945. (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S63] 1910 US Census, database on-line on ancestry.com, Record Type: microfilm, Household: various households, Url: www.ancestry.com, Record Info: various records, Film: Various films, (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 1910), Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Houston Ward 6, Harris, Texas; Roll: T624_1560; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 56; Image: 583. (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S60] Gordon, Ric e-mail messages and GEDCOM, Recipient: McVeigh, Teresa, Author E-mail: gordonfinder@sbcglobal.net, Gordon, Ric, (24 May 2007).

    7. [S64] 1880 US Census, database on-line on ancestry.com, Record Type: microfilm, Household: various households, Url: www.ancestry.com, Record Info: various records, Film: Various films, (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 1880), Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama; Roll: T9_18; Family History Film: 1254018; Page: 359.3000; Enumeration District: 168; Image: 0560. (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S85] Source, (1880 Census: age 9, b. (1871) AL 1910 Census: age 39, b. (1871) AL 1920 Census: age 49, b. (1871) AL HLa: 4 Oct 1870 Lawrence, AL Gordon: 4 Oct 1870, Near Moulton, Lawrence, AL).

    9. [S84] Source, (Gordon: Cypress Grove Cemetery, New Orleans).

    10. [S58] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.) (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S69] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623,), Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Blanco, Texas; Roll: 1612; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1241612 (Reliability: 0).