James Dawson Williams

James Dawson Williams

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 16 Oct 1918 (aged 35)
Kensington, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row F, Lot 22, Site 4
Memorial ID 32914445 · View Source
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- Arthur Williams [1853-1923]
- Annie Elizabeth (Dawson) Williams [1856-1934]

Married Mollie Zenor Pessou on May 14, 1914 in Mount Pleasant, Maury County, Tennessee.

- Marianne Williams [1915-2012]
- Jane Dawson Williams [1916-1994]

Political Career

• Education: Western Maryland College
• Education: Geo. Wash. University
• Practiced Law in MD and Wash, DC
• Mont. Co. Delegate, 1907-1908
• Democratic nomination, State Senate 1913

Wedding Announcement
May 14, 1914

News was received yesterday by The Sun (Balt., MD) of the marriage in Mount Pleasant, Tenn., of J. Dawson Williams, of Montgomery county, and Miss Molly Z. Pessou, of New Orleans, on Thursday at noon at the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. John Ruhm, Jr. The Rev. Ammitson Jommard performed the ceremony.

Death of Senator Williams

We are grieved to learn of the death of State Senator J. Dawson Williams at his residence in Kensington on Wednesday afternoon. His death will be a shock to a wide circle of friends throughout the county.

Senator Williams was thirty-six years of age and in full vigor of health when stricken with influenza, from which pneumonia developed. His condition was serious from the first, but everybody hoped that his youth and strength would enable him to combat the disease.

He had the promise of a bright future. He had already established a good practice at the bar of Washington City and in his native county; he had served acceptably as a member of the House of Delegates, and a year ago was elected to the Senate, where he took a leading part and exhibited aptitude for public affairs. Self-reliant, painstaking and industrious, his friend looked forward to his rise with confidence; and his affable manners and cheerful disposition established substantial popularity wherever he was known.

Senator Williams is survived by his widow, who was before her marriage Miss Mollie Pessou, of New Orleans, La., and two little daughters, whose ages are 3 and 2 years, respectively; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Williams, and one brother, Mr. John T. Williams.

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  • Maintained by: Glenn Wallace
  • Originally Created by: Esther Millard
  • Added: 13 Jan 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 32914445
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Dawson Williams (28 Oct 1882–16 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32914445, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .