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Notes on Raymond Williams

composed by Shelly Duncan: granddaughter 1999; contributed January 3, 2000

Raymond WILLIAMS was born 06 Jul 1896 in Middleburg, Schoharie County, NY. He was the son of Lleuellyn (Lewis) WILLIAMS (born 05 Jul 1870, Milford Center, Otsego Co., NY) and Mollie E. WAINWRIGHT (born Mar 1876,NY) Raymond was a Veteran of WW1 having served in the Army. He was "musterd" gassed while serving in the war, coming home to NY, the 21st of June 1919 on the U.S.S. Leviathan. He married Margaret Jane SCHMITT in NY. (born 12 Jan 1898 Hamilton, Madison County, NY. The Daughter of Paul W. SCHMITT b. May 1874, Germany & Mary A. GIVENS b. Mar 1873, NY) Margaret & Raymond had 4 children all born in NY; Raymond JR. born ? ,Shirley Ann b. 1926; Sharon Mary b. 1929 & Robert Francis WILLIAMS b. 1938 . Margaret having being married first to Mr. ALLEN, children of that marriage were , Joyce ALLEN & Stan ALLEN. In 1945 Raymond ,his wife, 2 daughters & son Robert left NY for CO. and in 1946 moved on to Oakland,CA. Raymond was a sheet metal worker and mechanic who was very good at his trades. The family moved on to Fontana & then the Gardena/ Torrance Area, their daughter Shirley married Leroy NELSON , they had 4 children: Sandy L. , David, Mark & Sheena A. NELSON. Sharon married Richard Barton ACKERMAN their child was Richard Ray ACKERMAN, 2nd she married Ernest Burnett DUNCAN and had Allen James & Shelly Lynn DUNCAN. 3rd she married Kenneth J. Williams of PA. 4th she married Ferdinand F. JAYNES of IN. Robert Francis Williams had no children. Margaret died 22 Mar 1952 in Torrance, CA. Raymond married a second time to Thelma V. J. CAIN_RILEY and moved to the Pomona area for several years. Raymond & his wife retired to Banning, CA. ,where he lived until his death on 18 Jan 1978.

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