James Edward Morse “Jim” Williams

James Edward Morse “Jim” Williams

Birth
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Death 25 Oct 1919 (aged 37)
Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Plot Section N, Block 6, Plot 2
Memorial ID 123541910 · View Source
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An Appreciation of the Late James E. Williams
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"Jim Williams, as he was known by his Rotary friends," said James W. Davidson, president of Calgary Rotary, "was one of the outstanding members in the club. He was always ready to give of his time to any service to which Rotary called him. He was of a singularly affectionate and sunny disposition and always thoughtful and considerate of others. He was a man of high ideals, ever with a smile of hearty goodwill, and his sweet singing voice which had been so often heard by our boys will never be forgotten."
"He was to my mind an ideal Rotarian, a man who not only accepted the high principles of the organization, but actually lived them. The loss to his family and to his many friends will be great. Almost his last words, said with a sweet smile of consolation for those who were grieving at the bedside, were 'Everything is fine. Everything is fine.'"
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Death came suddenly and claimed one of Calgary's most prominent citizens Saturday morning, when James E. Williams, one of western Canada's leading singers and a popular member of the Rotary Club, succumbed to peritonitis following an operation for appendicitis in the Holy Cross hospital. Calgary was shocked when the news spread of the death of this highly esteemed citizen; only last Monday he was taken ill and Tuesday he was removed to the hospital, where an operation was performed in the evening. It was found that the peritonitis had set in, and although every effort was put forth to save his life, he gradually sank and passed away this morning at 8:30 o'clock in the presence of his wife, family and a few immediate friends.
Mr. Williams was one of Calgary's most highly respected citizens. He was for years a leading member of the Wesley choir and was identified in much public work.
Mr. Williams, who was 36 years of age, was born in Haverford West, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, and came to Canada in November, 1904. He located first in Winnipeg, where he was employed by T. Eaton & Co., and later by Eveleigh & Co. He came to Calgary February, 1909, and was in business here up to the time of his death.
Mr. Williams is survived by a wife and two young children, a boy and a girl. He also has a brother, W.J. Williams, residing at 2207 Thirtieth avenue southwest and his parents and two sisters are living in Wales. His sisters are Mrs. A. Welham and Mrs. D. Edwards.
The Calgary Daily Herald, Saturday, October 25, 1919


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  • Created by: Deb
  • Added: 16 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 123541910
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Edward Morse “Jim” Williams (10 Jan 1882–25 Oct 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 123541910, citing Union Cemetery, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Deb (contributor 48155269) .