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Maj William Williams
Birth: Dec. 6, 1796
Greensburg
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1874
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA

Military Officer, Explorer and Author. Major William Williams, the founder of Fort Dodge, Iowa, was born Dec 6, 1796 in Greensburgh, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, and came to the Fort Dodge area in 1850 with the troops. As a military commander on the prairie, he led the rescue of many settlers who had fallen under attack by the Indians at Storm Lake, while a dreadful blizzard hindered their efforts. He remained in 1854 when the troops left, and founded the town. Maj. Williams also authored histories of the area, including "Historical Sketches - Northwestern Iowa". He died Feb 26, 1874 at the age of 77 and is buried on the west side of Oakland Cemetery. (bio by: Burt) 
 
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Oakland Cemetery
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Burt
Record added: Jan 01, 2007
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