|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1847|
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 1918|
La Habana, Cuba
died while visiting his son, Arthur, in Cuba
(Ithaca Daily News; Ithaca, NY. Thursday, August 1, 1918. page 5. http://www.fultonhistory.com/fulton.html)
Cornell Geologist Dies in Havana
Had Been Emeritus Professor of University Since 1912, and Was Author of Many Books
Havana, Aug. 1 – Henry Shaler Williams, of Ithaca, N.Y., died here yesterday of pleurisy. He was 71 years old.
Professor Williams was well known as a geologist. His research work in Cuba resulted in the development of oil fields in the island.
Henry Shaler Williams was born in Ithaca in 1847. He was graduated from Yale College in 1868. He held the professorship of natural science in the University of Kentucky from 1871 to 1872 and was professor of geology in the same university from 1880 to 1892. He also held professorship at Cornell and Yale universities and has been emeritus professor of geology at Cornell since 1912. He was the author of numerous works on geology.
Josiah Butler Williams (1810 - 1883)
Mary Huggeford Hardy Williams (1824 - 1911)
Harriet Heart Willcox Williams (1846 - 1932)
Charlotte Willcox Williams (1872 - 1921)*
Roger Henry Williams (1874 - 1950)*
Arthur Shaler Williams (1880 - 1952)*
Edith Clifford Williams (1885 - 1971)*
Note: discrepancy in birth date - large monument says 1844, small stone says 1847
Ithaca City Cemetery
New York, USA
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Record added: Sep 18, 2009
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