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R. S. Williams
Born 1824
R. S. WILLIAMS, contractor, builder and dealer in lumber, brick and building material, Wyoming; was born in 1824, in Hampden Co., Mass.; in 1830, he came to Cattaraugus Co., N. Y, with his parents; in 1854, he came to Jackson Co.; in 1859, he removed to Wyoming, where he has resided since. Be commenced to learn this business at the age of 18, and has always followed it, excepting three years in the late war, when he enlisted, in 1862, in Co. K, 24th I.V.I., and served to the end of the war. He was elected Mayor in the spring of 1879; has been Justice of the Peace, etc. Married Lucy Baker in 1844; she was born in 1825, in New York, and died in 1855; have one daughter—Lorilla. Second marriage to Jennie Cleveland in 1857; she was born in Canada in 1834; have four children—Adelbert D., Corinne L., Carrie C. and R. S. Republican; Presbyterian.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 607.


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