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Memorable Manitobans: W. J. Williams (1866-?)


Born in Perth County, Ontario on 9 October 1866, son of Samuel Williams and Anna Van Stone, he came to Manitoba with his father in 1880 and helped in clearing and cultivating 640 acres in Township 10, Range 14 near Norfolk. He took over operation of the farm after his father’s death in 1906. On 18 July 1894, he married Martha Calvert. They had five children: Clifford Gladstone Williams, Blake O. Williams, Manley Benson Williams, Eldrich Cecil Williams, and Beatrice Lillian Williams. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Masons, Royal Orange Association, and Knights of the Maccabees.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 June 2010

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