Williams, William C.

Oregon City Enterprise, June 14, 1918
W. C. Williams, of Portland, but for many years a resident of Clackamas county, died at the family home at the corner of Milwaukie and Malden Street, Sellwood, Sunday Evening. Although Mr. Williams has been ill but a few days, his death came suddenly.
Mr. Williams was a native of Ohio, born April 5, 1839. In 1864 he married Miss Mary Pelton in Michigan, and on May 5, 1879, Mr. Williams started for the West with his family. He first settled at Maple Lane, Clackamas county, about three miles from Oregon City where he engaged in farming for about 30 years. He moved to Sellwood about 10 years ago, where he purchased a home, and where has since resided. While a resident of Clackamas county, he was a member of the Maple Lane Grange.
Mr. Williams was a veteran of the Civil War. At the breaking out of which he enlisted in the Thirteenth Michigan Regiment, and fought with his company almost to the close of the struggle, when his health failed. He received an honorable discharge. While a resident of Clackamas county, Mr. Williams was a member of the Meade Post No. 2, G. A. R. and after his removal to Sellwood was transferred to the veteran organization of that place.
Mr. Williams is survived by his widow, and the following children: Fred Williams and Clarence Williams, of Portland, and Miss Laura Williams, of Sellwood. He also leaves a sister in Michigan.

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, June 21, 1918
The funeral services of the late W. C. Williams were conducted at the chapel in Portland. The members of the G. A. R. of Sellwood, attended, and conducted the services at the chapel, assisted by the Rev. A. J. Ware. The interment was in Mountain View cemetery, and pallbearers were members of the G. A. R. The floral tributes were in profusion. The remains were laid to rest in the family lot in Oregon City. Many old time friends of this city attended the services in Mountain View cemetery, which were conducted at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

Oregon Death Index:
Name: William C Williams
Death Date: 9 Jun 1918
Death Place: Portland
Certificate: 1357


(G. A. R. records confirm Co B, 13th Michigan Infantry although military records show a middle initial “B”)

Civil War Pension Index: Williams, William C.
Widow: Williams, Mary P.
B 13 Mich Inf.
1889 Dec 23, Invalid, Application: 745403, Certificate: 888129, Ore.
1918 July 29, Widow, Application: 1124054, Certificate: 862493, Oregon

Name: William B. Williams
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Michigan
Regiment: 13th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
Company: B
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M545 roll 47

Name: William B Williams
Residence: Middleville, Michigan, Michigan
Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlistment Date: 8 Oct 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Middleville, Michigan
State Served: Michigan
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, Michigan 13th Infantry Regiment on 17 Jan 1862.Mustered out on 18 May 1862 at Nashville, TN.
Birth Date: abt 1838
Death Date: 4 Jun 1918 (sic)
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65, Research by Harold Slavik


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