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Joseph Henry Williams, III
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1919
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1979
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

In honor of my great grandfather.

Served in the U.S. Army for 20 months, and in World War II from 24 Jan 1944 to 4 Apr 1944. Honorably discharged at Camp Blanding, Florida. As a civilian, he was a butcher all his life.

Born into a very Catholic family, he had three sisters and no brothers. He was married to Edna Elva Smith on 29 Feb 1940 in Philadelphia, and their first daughter was born in December of that year. They had a very tumultuous marriage, and after the birth of their second daughter, Edna abandoned them. Joseph's father was committed to an asylum and died in 1935, and his mother was horribly abusive, and I believe that he took out his anger on Edna. They were separated from 1943 to 1950, when they finally divorced, though Joseph did remarry in 1944.

When Joseph joined the war effort, he left his daughters to be raised by his mother and sisters. He had a mentally handicapped son with second wife, Elizabeth French, but preferred to pretend that his son never existed.

He and Elizabeth later divorced (or she died), and he married Evelyn Parker. With her, he had no children.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Henry Williams (1894 - 1935)
  Anna Maria Winterling Williams (1897 - 1971)
 
 Spouses:
  Evelyn Parker Williams (1927 - 1991)*
  Edna Elva Smith Irwin (1918 - 1997)*
 
 Children:
  Joan Harriet Williams Gebhardt (1940 - 2004)*
  Gloria Ann Williams (1942 - 2010)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Evelyn Williams Brown (1918 - 2005)*
  Joseph Henry Williams (1919 - 1979)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenmount Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: LVPennGen
Record added: Apr 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68278827
Joseph Henry Williams, III
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Joseph Henry Williams, III
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Joseph Henry Williams, III
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- LVPennGen
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
With honor and respect. ★☆★
- sniksnak
 Added: Aug. 17, 2013
Thank You For Your Service
- Aurora
 Added: Mar. 7, 2013
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