|Birth: ||Mar. 5, 1894|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1982|
My great-great-uncle. His bio from "George Williams: A Pocatello Pioneer," by Emmons N. Williams, is as follows:
During the restless years of the 1890s, Grant was born in a modest home in Pocatello to George & Elizabeth Williams. His mother was accidentally drowned when he was only 2 years of age. This little boy was to grow to manhood knowing adventure, love, heartbreak & death, but he would never know the disgrace of failure.
While he was young, Grant enjoyed playing with Indian boys camped in the sagebrush near his home with their parents. He loved outdoor activity & left school at 13 to work on ranches. The pay was low & the work hard, but he loved horses & the mountains of southern Idaho.
By 1916 he & his brother Stanley chose homestead sites in the Garden Creek Basin area where both farmed for many years. Grant met his future life-partner at a New Year's dance in 1926 at the Rattlesnake Creek schoolhouse. On April 15, 1927, they were married. He & Lois Albiston were blessed over the years with 4 children: Clyde, Laura, Calvin & Corin.
Lois & Grant were pioneers. They knew the hardships & rewards of breaking ground never before farmed, of farming land with horsepower instead of machines. They knew how it was to travel in wagons instead of the automobile. They knew the realities of life without the comforts they later enjoyed in a modern home. They braved storms of many winters without the comforts of the kind of life all of us enjoy today.
Grant & Lois farmed in the Garden Creek area, McCammon, Virginia, Idaho, & Arimo. In addition to farming, Grant worked for the highway department, & Lois was always an active [LDS] church worker, particularly in the Relief Society.
They enjoyed their home in Arimo where they lived after 1948. As their daughter Corin said, "Lois & Grant celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1977. Through all the ups & downs of the years, the good times & the bad, they are still a handsome couple, loving parents, & doting grandparents who trust God for all their needs."
George Williams (1863 - 1945)
Elizabeth Jones Williams (1863 - 1896)
Lois Vera Albiston Williams (1910 - 1996)
Clyde Eugene Williams (1928 - 1970)*
Herbert J Williams (1887 - 1963)*
Laura Elizabeth Williams Thacker (1889 - 1918)*
George Stanley Williams (1892 - 1969)*
Eugene Grant Williams (1894 - 1982)
Heber Walden Williams (1896 - 1957)*
Nina Estelle Williams Tallmadge (1900 - 1990)**
Eva Marie Williams (1901 - 1901)**
Emmons Nelson Williams (1903 - 1984)**
Edith Helene Williams Johnson (1905 - 1984)**
Melvin Carlyle Williams (1908 - 1988)**
Evelyn Julia Williams John Wright (1910 - 1988)**
Richard Lyman Williams (1912 - 2004)**
Leona Marion Williams McLinn (1914 - 1997)**
Margaret Lenore Williams Harrison (1917 - 2004)**
Maintained by: Collins Crapo
Originally Created by: Bill E. Doman
Record added: Nov 22, 2007
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