B. B. Williams
(Bef 1840-1919)
Byron John Bird Williams
(1861-1922)
Isabella Brown
(1867-1916)
John Osborne Williams
(1889-1969)

 

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John Osborne Williams 2,182

  • Born: 14 Oct 1889 182
  • Died: 5 Apr 1969 at age 79 182
  • Buried: Souris, Manitoba, Canada 26

bullet   Another name for John was Jack or J.O. Williams.

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bullet  General Notes:

The following was submitted by Ken Williams to the publication " Botany District The First 100 Years":

He was born October 14, 1889 in this area, grew up here getting his ea rly education in various places and after moving back to the William s land, section 2-7-22, he attended school at Swaffham. He farmed wit h his parents and after his father's death in 1922 he continued the fa rming operation. They had a fairly large sheep operation through the y ears plus some cattle and horses required to do the field work. I alwa ys had much respect for Uncle Jack as a farmer; he loved his land an d did not make many mistakes.
He was one of the many excellent curlers that gained their experienc e at the old Swaffham Curling Rink and had many trophies to prove it . He was also a keen baseball fan, seldom missing a local game, and fo llowed the game closely on T.V. in later years. He also enjoyed loca l hockey and T.V. hockey games on Saturday night. Uncle Jack never mar ried and had to hire housekeepers and single men, or married couples , or whatever was available. In the mid forties when help was very sca rce we began working together quite a lot to the benefit of us both. R uth carried many meals to us when we were harvesting at his place. H e had given up on housekeepers in the early forties, and I guess afte r a week of batching he loved to come here for Sunday supper and did s o for many years. We could set our time by his arrival at 5:30 P.M.
In the early 50's Uncle Jack was wishing to cut back on some of his op eration. At that time we rented the E of 2-7-22. He continued to wor k the west half himself until selling all the land to us in 1958. Eve n after giving up the active operation, he had a love of harvesting an d came out from Souris daily to lend a hand on truck or combine. One y ear having gone on an extended summer trip with my parents to the wes t coast and south, they did not get back to Canada until harvest was b eginning and intended to do some visiting along the way home. This wa s not fast enough for Uncle Jack. He told my Dad that he did not wan t to rush them and was going to take a bus to get back to help with ha rvest, so they all came home the next day. The following morning he wa s back on the job and things were running smoothly again. Wayne was i n high school at the time and we really needed those extra hands. Ove r the years we appreciated that extra lift at harvest time. After reti ring Uncle Jack lived with my folks in Souris. He was a member of th e Masonic Lodge and had served many years on the Botany School boar d and the board of directors of Menteith Pool Elevator Association. J. O. was a quiet person and if working with him one never wasted time i n idle talk. I never knew anyone to accomplish more in a days work. H e always knew what he was going to do next and did it. He died April 5 , 1969.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1906 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Sec. 2, Twp. 7, Rge. 22, W1, 25 Jun 1906, Hartney, Grassland, Manitoba, Canada. 701 Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 1, lines 36-40, household 1 0;
John O., age 17, with father Byron, age 46, mother Isabella M. C., ag e 39, and brother Benjamin B., age 20, and servants James Fraser, ag e 31, and Emma Fraser, age 29.

1911 Census of Canada: Twp. 7, Rge. 22, W1, 1911, Souris, Manitoba, Canada. 2050 Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 4, lines 6-9, household 31;
John A., age 21, with father Benjamin J. B., age 50, and mother Isabel la, age 44, with domestic Thomas Smith, age 30.
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 4, lines 6-9, household 31;
John A., age 21, with father Benjamin J. B., age 50, and mother Isabel la, age 44, with domestic Thomas Smith, age 30.



Cemetery: Souris & Glenwood Cemetery, 1969, Souris, Manitoba, Canada. 26 Inscription:
JOHN O. WILLIAMS
1888 1969
Inscription:
JOHN O. WILLIAMS
1888 1969

1916 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta), 1916, Souris, Manitoba, Canada. 26,86 P. 12, Lines 45 - 46, Household 136, Twp. 7, Rge. 22; John, age 27, wi th father Byron, age 59.
P. 12, Lines 45 - 46, Household 136, Twp. 7, Rge. 22; John, age 27, wi th father Byron, age 59.

1921 Census of Canada, 1921, Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. 2051 Manitoba, Brandon, Glenwood Municipality; Sec. 2, Twp. 7, Rge. 22, W1 ; p. 9, lines 40-42, household 90;
John, age 32, with father Byron, age 62, and boarder Charles Cullen, a ge 45.




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