Charles And Lavina Williams

Clark Williams Genealogy


Back row: Pearl Maude Williams, Vivian Louise Williams, Charles Donald Williams, Addie Mary Williams, Blanche Louise Williams, Maude Ethel Hudson Williams, Fredrick William Willams IV, Jennie Alvina Williams Hjellming, John Hjellming

Next Row: Fredrick William Williams III, Larnerd Alpheus Williams, Catherine Josephine Williams, John Richard Williams, Mathilda Christina Ehlers Williams.

Children on theirs laps are Charles and Lester Hjellming, children of Jennie and John Hjellming
Kneeling in front: Maybelle Margarite Williams.




Fredrick Williams
Family (circa 1916)

Daughters of
Fredrick William Williams and Mathilda Christiana Ehlers Williams.

Jennie Williams Hjellming, Addie Williams Aiken,Pearl Williams Hoag, Josephine Williams Madsen, Maybelle Williams Kannas.

photo circa 1938
Sons of Fredrick William Williams and Matilda Christiana Ehlers Williams
From left: Charles Donald, John Richard, Larned Alpheus, Fredrick William (Bill)

T his is a photo taken at a family reunion probably Thanksgiving at Aunt Mae
and Uncle Charles Donald Williams home at Veradale, WA.

top row: John Hoag, Grace Williams Rothschiller, Bill Williams, Al
Williams, Edna Mae Griffith Williams, Charles Williams,Maude Hudson
Williams, , John Williams, Unknown, John Rothschiller, Winnie Williams,
Vivian Williams Edwards, Robert Edwards,

Next row: Don't know, Addie Williams Aiken, Pearl Williams Hoag, Louisa
Williams, Vivian Williams, Loretta Williams

Front Row: Ellen Williams, Bernadine(Bunny) Williams, Roy Edgar Williams,
Dianne Williams, Betty Jo Williams, Hazel Mae Williams
Do you think the little girl in front of Bunny is Linda Rothschiller?
The girl next to Aunt Addie may be Doris Williams.


About twelve o'clock Wednesday, F.W. Williams Sr., who is employed in the Jenks elevator was seriously injured when he stepped onto a ladder and was working near a line shaft near the ceiling. His coat sleeve became entangled near a pulley on the shaft and not until practically every stitch of clothing was torn from his body, was he released. He suffered a fracture of the skull at the base of the brain, one ear drum was broken, three ribs were fractured and he was badly bruised.Mr. Williams was at once taken to the hospital and cared for by Dr. Harris, and later taken to his home where he is getting along as well as can be expected, and his many friends hope soon to see him out again. It was a very narrow escape and it was a miracle that the accident did not prove fatal.


F.W. Williams passed away, Thursday evening, March 21, at his home in this city, as a result of the injuries received the day before while attending to his duties in the Jenks elevator, an account of which was given in our last week's issue. Although it was known that he was severely injured, no one seemed to realize it would prove fatal, and the news of his death came as a severe shock to the people of Wilmot. Frederick William Williams was born at Warsaw, Minnesota, August 26, 1868, and was therefore 49 years 6 months and 23 days old at the time of his death. In 1878 he moved to Montevideo with his parents, where he grew to manhood. On December 1, 1889 he was married to Mathilda C. Ehlers at Appleton, Minnesota. They moved to South Dakota in 1896 and settled on a farm near Twin Brooks, later moving to Twin Brooks where he conducted a store. In December 1906 moved to Summit where he was Publisher of the Summit Signal for about two years, coming to Wilmot in the spring of 1915, and resided here up to the time of his death.

The deceased was a genial, kind hearted man and a most industrious, upright citizen. He was tenderly devoted to his home and family and in the passing of Mr. Williams, a kind husband, loving father, and true friend and neighbor is gone.He leaves besides the bereaved wife to mourn his loss, eleven children, Mrs. Robert(Vivian) L. Edwards of Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. J.C.(Jennie) Hjellming of Ortley; F. Wm. Williams of Wilmot; Mrs. J.D.(Pearl) Hoag of Groton; Charles D. who is in training at Ft. Pickens, Fla.; Addie M.; Pearl M.; John; Alpheus; Josephine; and Maybelle, who are at home. He also leaves his aged father and mother at Bemidji, Minn, five sisters and one brother.The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church, Monday afternoon, Rev. Heghin conducting the services, and interment was made in the Wilmot cemetery. Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. Williams' mother, Mrs. C.H. Williams and his sister, Mrs. Frost (Minnie) of Bemidji, Minn., a brother C.H. Williams of Duluth; Mrs. Williams' mother, Mrs. Ehlers and two sisters, Mrs. D.F. Meyer and Mrs. Asa Goodbau of Mankato, Minn. The children, with the exception of Mrs. Edwards and Charles were here for the funeral. The family have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement.


Mrs. Ed. W. Whipple Laid to Rest in Woodlawn Cemetery - Was 67 years of age.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ed. W. Whipple, who passed away at her home on Capitol Hill Wednesday of last week after a prolonged illness with diabetes, were conducted from the Mitchell and Doebler mortuary Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The rites were in charge of Mrs. C. C. Leavitt.
Pallbearers were G. R. Radford, Dr. C. B. Boyington, Andrew Ajdukovic, Mark Wells, Hugh Kenworthy and Sam McLaughlin. Internment was in Woodlawn cemetery.

Mrs. Whipple (Ehlers Williams), who had attained the age of 67 years, came to St. Maries in 1932. Born at Camp Release, Minn , on April 18, 1872, she attained her majority in that state, and on December 1, 1889, was joined in marriage to Frederick W. Williams. To this union 12 children were born, two of whom having preceded their mother in death. One of the children died in infancy, the other, Mrs Blanche Hoag passed away May 7 , 1932 at Hawley, Minn.
In 1893 they moved to South Dakota, where Mr. Williams passed away on March 21, 1918, at Minot, and on February 17, 1919, she married E. W. Whipple at Sisseton, who survives here.
The children are: Charles and John Williams and Mrs. R.L. Edwards (Vivian)of St. Marks; William Williams of Post Falls; L.A. Williams of Jamestown, N.D.; Mrs. Glenn Aiken (Addie) of Spokane; Mrs. Charles Kannas (Maybelle) of Watertown, S.D.; Mrs. George Madsen (Josephine) and Mrs John Hjelming (Jennie) of Wilmot; Mrs. Pearl Hoag of Felton, Minn.
Mathilda was born near Mankato, Minn. in a sod house on the place where they erected Camp Release Monument - where the white people captured the Indians that had captured a lot of white women and children, and so they released the women from the Indians. The Indians had killed a lot of the women and their children. If the babies cried they would kill them by throwing their heads hard on the wagon wheels. “Mother told us all about it so the Indians were not always good to us”. Quote by Maybelle Williams Kannas