Joseph Anders Williams

Male 1868 - 1919  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Joseph Anders Williams 
    Born Nov 1868  Matagorda Island, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Indianola, Calhoun, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Port Lavaca, Calhoun, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 6E509847D2F8BB47974A1C0819BA01BDFFA7 
    Died 14 Sep 1919  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: drowning 
    Person ID I68417  Scudder
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2010 

    Family Winifred Kate Boyd,   b. 8 Mar 1874, Calhoun county, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1929, Houston, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1895  Port Lavaca, Calhoun, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID B88B4B963DA710408ECF1BD0A1BD28759B91 
    Children 
     1. Anna Josephine Williams,   b. 13 Jul 1896, Calhoun county, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1969, Houston, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Walter Boyd Williams,   b. 20 Sep 1897, Port Lavaca, Calhoun, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1962, Houston, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Joe Bart Williams,   b. 1 Mar 1910, Port Lavaca, Calhoun, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1970, Houston, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F25139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph died during a Category 4 storm that hit Corpus Christi with winds of more than 110 miles an hour and a 16-foot storm surge. The storm sank more than 10 major vessels and killed hundreds of people, making it the fourth deadliest hurricane of the 20th century. He was a captain, a deputy game warden, with the Texas Game, Fish and Oyster Commission. According to family stories, Joseph and his partner were rescuing people drowning and stayed out until the last person left. A big wave swept them overboard, and they drowned.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1462] 1880 United States Census, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service, November 27, 2010), FHL Film 1255294; National Archives Film T9-1294; Page 310B.