Oregon City Enterprise, January 6, 1905
J. R. Williams, a native of South Wales and for 28 years a resident of Oregon City, died at his home here yesterday morning. The deceased was aged 66 years and 11 months and came to Oregon City from Wisconsin in 1877 and for many years has been engaged in the transfer business. He was Past commander of the local G. A. R. post and is survived by a wife, four daughters and five sons, as follows: Margaret Williams, Mrs. Elizabeth Matheson, Elinor Williams and Angeline Williams; Evan R., David C., J. Edgar, Arthur L., all of Oregon City; and John C. Williams, of Portland. Funeral services will be conducted at the First Presbyterian church at 10 o’clock, Saturday morning, January 7. Rev. Frank H. Mixsell will officiate.
Born: February 1838 in Wales per 1900 census.
Civil War Pension Index: Williams, John R.
Widow: Williams, Margaret
I 1 Wis H. Art.
1905 Apr 29, Widow, Application: 827192, Certificate: 609288, Oregon
Name: John R . Williams
Regiment State/Origin: Wisconsin
Regiment: 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Heavy Artillery
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Film Number: M559 roll 33
Name: John R Williams
Enlistment Date: 26 Sep 1864
Rank at enlistment: Corporal
State Served: Wisconsin
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Wisconsin 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment on 26 Sep 1864. Mustered out on 11 Jul 1865.
Death Date: 5 Jan 1905
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion, Research by Harold Slavik