|Mary Ann & Gomer Williams & daughters|
Wife: Mary Ann Hopkins Born: 27-Feb-1856 in: Adams County, Indiana Died: 4-Aug-1930 in: Orion, Henry County, Illinois Buried in: Henry County, Illinois Father: William Griffith Hopkins Mother: Ann Edmundson Husband: Gomer Williams Married: 10-Apr-1890 in: Osco, Henry County, Illinois Died: ??-___-1911 in: Sherard, Mercer County, Illinois 1 Esther Williams b. 1896 or 1897 2 Ruth Birdora Williams b. 1898 d. ??-___-1922
Mrs. Gomer Williams, aged 74 years, a former resident of Orion, who of late years had been making her home at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dorsey Durman, passed away in death at 5:45 Monday evening, August 4, at the Durman home, northwest of Orion. Mrs. Williams had been in failing health for the past two years, her condition gradually becoming more serious until the end came peacefully Monday evening.
Miss Mary Hopkins was born near Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Feb. 27, 1856, and came to Osco nearly fifty years ago. She was united in marriage at Osco on April 10, 1890, to Gomer Williams, of Cable, and to that union two daughters were born, Mrs. Esther Durman, with whom she made her home of late, and Miss Birdora Williams, who will be remembered as an assistant in the Farmers State Bank of Orion, who passed away in death eight years ago.
Surviving relatives are her daughter, Mrs. Dorsey Durman, two step-sons, Howard Williams of near Coal Valley, and Roy B. Williams of Dayton, Ohio, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a brother, Walter G. Hopkins, of Osco, and a sister, Mrs. John D. Jones, of Maywood, Ill.
Mrs. Williams was a devoted member of the Baptist church at the time of her death but previous she had for many years been an active member of the Congregational churches of Cable and Sherrard, where the family resided previous to the death of her husband, eleven years ago, after which the family moved to Orion.
Funeral services will be held at the Durman home at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, with Rev. Sawyer, of Rio, and old friend of the deceased, presiding. Burial will be made at Glenwood cemetery. The singers at the funeral will be Mrs. Robert Haddick, of East Moline, and Mrs. Archie Sheets, of near Aledo. The pallbearers selected are nephews of the deceased, Arthur Washburn, James Durman, Wesley Jones, Clifford Williams, George Montgomery and Homer Sharp.
Those from a distance who have arrived for the funeral are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williams, of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. J. D. Jones, of Maywood, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wright, of St. Charles, Ill.