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WILLIAMS, William Perry (d. 1900)

Charlotte Observer
April 10, 1900

He Died at His Home at Davidson College Yesterday Afternoon

At 7:45 o’clock last evening, Rev. William Perry Williams died at his home at Davidson, after a few weeks’ illness. The direct cause of his death was an attack of pneumonia.

Mr. Williams was 67 years old. He leaves a widow, a son, Mr. P. H. Williams, of Charlotte, and a daughter, Miss May Williams, head nurse at the Private Hospital in this city. He was a native of the town of Williamston, Martin county, and was a man of more ordinary native ability. He got his education by hard work, and while not a college-bred man, was a <…>scholar, and was an attractive talker and writer on the times of his early boyhood.

At the time of his death Mr. Williams was grand lecturer of the Masonic order of the State. His remains will be interred with Masonic honors. The arrangements for the funeral home have not been completed, though it is thought that the services will be conducted at the Methodist church in Davidson.

Mis May Williams, who has been visiting in Martin county, was called home by telegram yesterday, spent last night in Charlotte, and this morning she and her brother will go to Davidson for the funeral.

Courtesy of Genealogybank

3 Responses to WILLIAMS, William Perry (d. 1900)

  1. David Shaffer says:

    This was my gr gr grandfather on my mother’s side.I have many of his papers, photographs,handwritten sermons and letters,found in his steamer trunk.According to his death certificate,his father was Warren Williams of Martin county b.about 1792 d.1848 Saltillo,Mexico.Married Elizabeth (Perry?) Still trying to find the father of this Warren Williams and to which of the Williams families from Martin County we belong to.Thanks,David Shaffer,Palmyra PA

  2. David Shaffer says:

    More on WPW:He was captain of the naval yard at Halifax during the war between the states and was said to have a hand in the construction of the C.S.S. ram “Albemarle”. He moved to Davidson some time after 1872 as he was the mayor of Williamston for that year.

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