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Maj William Williams

Maj William Williams

Birth
Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Feb 1874 (aged 77)
Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, USA
Burial Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section H
Memorial ID 17245587 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Burt
  • Added: 1 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17245587
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj William Williams (6 Dec 1796–26 Feb 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17245587, citing Oakland Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .