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 George Norman Williamson, Sr

George Norman Williamson, Sr

Birth
Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
Death 22 Apr 1905 (aged 52)
Lazio, Italy
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 120, Lot 19677
Memorial ID 13754758 · View Source
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George Norman Williamson, New York State Society Sons of the Revolution, son of Nicholas and Mary Rebecca (Burlock) Williamson, was born at Bound Brook, N. J., March 12, 1853. After the death of his mother he was adopted by his uncle, Douw Ditmars Williamson. He went abroad with him and resided for some years at Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was partly educated. On his return to this country he took a preparatory course and entered Columbia College, from which he was graduated in 1873, and later at Columbia College Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1876 and practiced for a short time and then became associated with his uncle in the chemical business, succeeding him in 1897, after the latter's death.

His inherited taste for military affairs led him in 1875 to join Company K, Seventh Regiment, N. G. S. N. Y., and after completing his term of service became a member of the Seventh Regiment Veteran Association. Of a quiet and reserved nature, characteristic of his Holland ancestors, Mr. Williamson has taken no part in public affairs, giving his whole attention to business.

He married Katrina Margaretha Heink, born April 3, 1851, daughter of Frederick Augustus Heink Regierungsrath [a title meaning goverment concilor] , of Dresden, Saxony, and his wife, Augusta Rebecca Dursthof. They have issue: Elsa Rebecca, Hildegard, Margaretha Fanny, born in Dresden, Germany; George Norman, born Sept. 28, 1881, in Colorado; Katrina.

Source: The Abeel and Allied Families complied by Henry Whittmore.


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Notes: It appears that George was named after his uncle and cousin, Rev. George Rogers Williamson and Norman Platt Williamson. They died from a tragic steamboat accident on the Hudson River in 1852.



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  • Created by: Richard Anderson
  • Added: 27 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13754758
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Norman Williamson, Sr (12 Mar 1853–22 Apr 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13754758, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Richard Anderson (contributor 46613539) .