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Floyd Emmett Williams
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1871
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1933
Barber County
Kansas, USA

Floyd Emmett Williams, husband of Mary Adams [Waters] Williams, Medicine Lodge, Ks. Son of John Wesley & Amanda Jane [Williams] Williams, Lawrence, Ks. Grandson of Abraham Warren & Anna Maria [VanDyke] Williams, Grand Island, Mi. Grandson of Rufus & Nancy [Nash] Williams, Madison, Co. NY.

About his Family:

Winfield Kansas courier-Rock township,1901 Biographical Records, [July 1870] page 206

John W. and Amanda J. Williams.
John W. Williams, was a native of the state of New York, and his wife was born in Fulton County, Illinois. They were married Oct. 3 1845 in Grand Island Michigan, where they resided until October, 1850, when they moved to Fulton County, Illinois. In 1855, they located in Lawrence, Kansas, where Mr. Williams engaged in farming. He was a blacksmith by trade and followed that occupation many years. He died June 1, 1885, and Amanda Jane died at Rock, in March, 1898. They reared the following children: George H.; Stephen D., who died in Douglass, Kansas, in 1894; Justus F., who was a stock raiser, and resided in Wyoming; John F., who was a farmer and stock breeder, and resided in Osage County, Kansas; Christopher V., who was a harness maker, and lived in Osage County, Kansas; Ella J., deceased, who was the wife of Peter Taylor; Ida E., who was the wife of T. Stephens, of Lawrence, Kansas; Abraham L., who was a stone mason; Limon P., who resided near Rock, Kansas, and was a gardener; Arthur W., who was a farmer in Kansas; and Floyd E., who was a farmer of Lyon County, Kansas. Added by grandson Lloyd Williams

From what I was told by my Dad, Floyd worked on a horse drawn road grader, for barber county Nippawalla, twp. Ks., and didnt come home from work one day. He was found in the ditch by the roadside southwest of Medicine Lodge Ks., from a heart attack. He was a banjo player, and his wife Mary played a guitar. They used to play for barn dances. Added by grandson Lloyd Williams

From the New Castle News-Journal in Wyoming 1910 when Floyd & family moved back to Kansas.

Floyd Williams
New Castle News-Journal
October 21, 1910 Friday, page 10

The family of Floyd Williams
left Tuesday morning for Kansas,
where they will make their future
home. Floyd will start overland in
a few days with some of his horses.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams made scores
of friends, during the few years they
lived on the ranch on Raven creek,
who wish them the best of success
in their home.
Info. sent to me by Carl Steiger --Added by Lloyd Williams Grandson.


Floyd E. & Mary A. [Waters] Williams Married June 29, 1897 in Lyon Co. Ks. Mary's parents lived in Lyon Co. Ks. While living there they had two daughters Hazel F. Williams born 1897 & Tressy F. Williams born 1899. Some time after they decided to move to Sundance, Crook Co. Wyoming area, to be close to Floyd's brother Justus F. Williams & family. I'm sure that grandfather Floyd & Family lived & worked on some land owned by his brother Justus, or Fred G. Williams son of Justus. In 1902 they had twin sons Roy A. & Ray E. Williams, Roy A. Williams being my father. My father told me while I was growing up, about when they lived in Wyoming. He told me that his parents played for barn dances, and other functions, while they lived there. My grandfather played a banjo & grandmother played a guitar. My father told me that many a time after they played for some function, they would lay down in the back of there horse drawn wagon, & the horses would take them back to there home. Also was told about during mushroom season they would all go gather mushrooms by the basket full. My father told me one winter after a big winter snow storm, they opened the front door to there one room cabin, and found it to be a solid wall of snow. My father told me that they had to burn wood for cooking & heating. Then one spring when the creek was flooding a wall of dirt washed away from a bank along the creek, and there was a wall of coal, to use for cooking, & heating.
In 1906 Floyd & Mary had a son Vess O. Williams, then they had another son Guy L. Williams born 1909. In 1910 they decided to move back to Ks., for reasons unknown, possible illness of Mary's parents. My father Roy Williams Sr. told me that his father Floyd sent his wife, and the younger children on the train back to Ks. Floyd & twin sons Roy [my father] & Ray traveled by covered wagon from Wyoming back to Kansas. My father told me it took them 30 days to make the trip, and they camped out at night, and ate food they got along the way. They settled back in Lyon Co. Ks. where my father and siblings attended school, until my father graduated, then they moved to Wichita, Ks. My father, and his twin brother attended mechanic school in Wichita. They Moved to Medicine Lodge, Ks., where my grandfather Floyd ,brother to Justus Williams passed on in 1933. To me it sounded like quite an adventure for the family moving to Wyoming.
My oldest brother Roy Williams Jr. took a trip to eastern Ks. back in the 1960s to visit our aunt Hazel, Floyd & Mary's oldest child. She told my brother that her & husband took a trip to Wyoming, to visit the old homestead, didn't say what year they went. She told my brother that there was some kind of coal mining operation going on, on the old homestead.
Written by Lloyd A. Williams Augusta, Ks. 10/06/11 Grandson to Floyd E. Williams 
Family links: 
  John Wesley Williams (1820 - 1885)
  Amanda Jane Williams Williams (1827 - 1898)
  Mary Adams Waters Williams (1873 - 1945)*
  Hazel F Williams McEndree (1897 - 1987)*
  Tressy Fay Williams Shouse (1899 - 1982)*
  Ray Everett Williams (1902 - 1965)*
  Roy Allen Williams (1902 - 1978)*
  Vess O. Williams (1906 - 1988)*
  Guy L Williams (1909 - 1987)*
  Ruby M Williams Bragg (1911 - 1989)*
  George Higgins Williams (1846 - 1902)*
  Stephen Decatur Williams (1848 - 1894)*
  Justus Ferdinand Williams (1850 - 1912)*
  John Franklin Williams (1852 - 1917)*
  Christopher VanDyke Williams (1854 - 1923)*
  Ella Ina Williams Taylor (1856 - 1882)*
  Abram Lester Williams (1858 - 1937)*
  Walter Dow Williams (1860 - 1861)*
  Ida Eunice Williams Stevens (1862 - 1915)*
  Gurdon Grosvenor Williams (1865 - 1870)*
  Lyman Prentiss Williams (1867 - 1915)*
  Arthur Webster Williams (1869 - 1945)*
  Floyd Emmett Williams (1871 - 1933)
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Medicine Lodge
Barber County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Lloyd Williams
Record added: Apr 03, 2011
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Floyd Emmett Williams
Added by: Lloyd Williams
Floyd Emmett Williams
Added by: Lloyd Williams
Floyd Emmett Williams
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Rest in Peace Grandfather Floyd
- Lloyd Williams
 Added: May. 15, 2011

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