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Williams of Port Arthur

Posted: 19 Dec 2009 10:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Some 120 years ago , a distant relative called William J Williams of Caernarfon, North Wales (UK) migrated to Texas. Sadly, his wife died en route .
One son , called John Williams ( 1864-1945) married Mary Ellen ? , and had 6 children : Margaret ( b 1900) , Ann ( 1901-1993) , Nellie (1903) , Myfanwy Grace ( 1907 - 1996 ),
John S ( 1911 - 2000) , William Thomas ( b 1917) .
I have reason to think that Myfanwy married a Mr Bill Bujard .
I thnk that at least two of the above lived in Port Arthur.
Does anybody know some more details about this family, please ?

Re: Williams of Port Arthur

Posted: 20 Dec 2009 1:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Huwch, Myfanwy Grace Williams married Robert(Bill)S. Bujard on Feb.8,1974, in Jefferson Co. Tx. Bill was 75 and Myfanwy was 64 years young. Myfanwy grace Bujard died on Aug. 12, 1996 in Jefferson Co. Tx, and her obit can be found in the Port Arthur News obit published Aug. 13, 1996. Hope that helps. Good luck. Bryghtstar

Re: Williams of Port Arthur

Posted: 20 Dec 2009 2:24PM GMT
Classification: Query

Social security death record of Myfawny Grace W. Bujard indicates she lived in Louisiana when she was issued her social security number before 1951 and died in Port Arthur, Jefferson County Texas 12 Aug 1996 born 17 July 1906. Robert S Bujard 25 Mar 1898 - July 1989 Port Arthur and Eugene Bujard 22 Feb 1903 Port Arthur. Robert was son of David and "Emer" J Bujard of Calcasieu Parish.

John J Williams born 25 Sept 1864 in Wales died in Port Arthur 29 Mar 1945. His death certificate says his father was John S Williams and mother was Anne Hughes per Mrs. George E Carter who resided at same address as John J Williams, retired rice farmer, 2114 6th Street in Port Arthur, resident of said city 16 yrs before his death. He is buried in Greenlawn and Mrs. Williams was still living at the time of his death.

Mary Ellen Williams, widow, 13 Nov 1878 Wales, 30 Oct 1949 at residence 2114 Sixth St Port Arthur, Jefferson, per Mrs. George E Carter, daughter, her father was William Williams and mother was Ellen Hughes, buried Greenlawn.

George E Carter, married, born 26 March 1882 Marion, Indiana died 30 Nov 1962 Port Arthur, resided 2749 4th Street, Pres. and Mgr. of lumber company, father Henry D Carter mother Catherine Lamb, per Anna W Carter, buried Greenlawn. George Edmond Carter born 26 Mar 1882 registered WW I Draft Jefferson Co TX resided at 2114 6th Street in Port Arthur listed Mrs. Esta Shafer Carter as nearest relative. She was his first wife born VA 1883. They had two children Margaret born IN 1908 and George Henry born TX 1916. Esta died 01 Sept 1928 in Port Arthur.

Texas death certificates 1890 - 1976
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0

1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 4, Acadia, Louisiana; Roll T623_556; Page: 28A; Enumeration District: 6.
John S Williams Aug 1844 Wales arrived US 1887 married in 1863
Ann Williams Jan 1844 Wales arrived 1887 bore 4 children 3 are living
John J Williams Sept 1864 Wales arrived 1893 married in 1895
Mary Williams Oct 1876 Wales arrived 1895 dtr in law says mother of one child who is not on the census record.

1910, Police Jury Ward 10, Calcasieu, LA
John J Williams 1866 Wales arrived 1893
Mary E Williams 1878 Wales arrived 1894
Maggie Williams 1900 LA
Annie Williams 1902 LA
Nellie Williams 1903 LA
Myfanwy Williams 1907 LA unable to find as "Bujard" in 1930 census.

John S Williams 1845 Wales arrived 1887
Ann Williams 1845 Wales

1920;Census Place: Police Jury Ward 3, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana; Roll T625_616; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 76; Image: 175.
J J Williams 55 record says born England
Mary Williams 42 record says born England
Marguerite Williams 19
Annie Williams 18
Nellie Williams 16
Mylanwy Williams 12
John Williams 8

1930; Census Place: Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas; Roll 2362; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 51; Image: 904.0.
John J Williams 65 Wales arrived 1893 janitor/church
Mary E Williams 51 Wales arrived 1895
Annie Williams 28 LA stenographer at lumber yard. Probably worked for George E Carter future husband.
John S Williams 18 LA carman/oil refinery
William T Williams 13 LA

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/
Greenlawn Cemetery
None of the Williams' are listed nor George E Carter

Re: Williams of Port Arthur

Posted: 20 Dec 2009 2:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Perhaps there is a wire crossed? View online death certificates at http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start Mary Ellen (Williams) Williams (13 Nov 1878 - 30 Oct 1949) was the daughter of William Williams and Ellen Hughes per her daughter, Mrs. George E. Carter. Her husband John J. Williams (25 Sep 1864 - 29 Mar 1945) was the son of John S. Williams and Anne Hughes per the same informant. For confirmation of the last statement, view 1920 LA-Jefferson Davis-Police Jury Ward 3-District 76-Image 3. The family consisted of: J. J. Williams(55), Mary(42), Marguerite(19), Annie(18), Nellie(16), Myfanwy(12), and John(8). Next door live J. S. Williams(75) and Anna(76), parents/grandparents. Strong possibility you could contact distant relatives prior to Christmas! View Williams Family Tree owned by jlcard47. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8144397/person/-993646663 Click on the owner's username and forward an email. That's the "smooth" way! If patience is not your virtue, lookup some of the 6+ births and contact descendants of William Thomas Williams and Laura Bess Lee!

Re: Williams of Port Arthur

Posted: 20 Dec 2009 2:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Its beginning to look to me as if my information was wrong , I'm afraid , as names and dates don't match up for the original immigrant Williams ( 'my' William Williams' had a brother called John Williams whom I know stayed in Wales ' )
I'll have to go and check on the original information .
Thank you all for your time and help - Merry Christmas !

Re: Williams of Port Arthur

Posted: 20 Dec 2009 8:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I wonder where the elder John S Williams is buried ?
I know that the William Williams I originally referred to is buried near his home in Wales .
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