Person:Jacob Williams (26)

Jacob Burdick Williams
  1. Elizabeth L. Williams1838 - 1928
  2. Jacob Burdick Williams1853 - 1922
Facts and Events
Name Jacob Burdick Williams
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 Oct 1853 Watson, Lewis, New York, United States
Death[1] 20 Sep 1922 San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The North Loup Loyalist
    October 6, 1922.

    Jacob Burdick Williams was born in Watson, New York, October 14, 1853, and died at his home in San Antonio, Texas, September 20, 1922, aged nearly 69 years.
    For some time he lived in Alfred, New York, and while living there he was married, March 15, 1876, to Miss Sabrina Babcock. In 1873 he was converted and he became a member of the Alfred church.
    In the spring of 1876 he moved to Clay county, Nebraska, near the village of Harvard. A Seventh-day Baptist church was organized at that place in 1880 and Mr. Williams was chosen deacon. Rev. G. J. Crandall, later pastor of the church at this place, was then pastor of the Harvard church. He and Rev. S. R. Wheeler officiated at the ordination of Mr. Williams.
    In the spring of 1886 he moved to this place and here he lived until about 8 years ago when he moved to Texas.
    When Mr. and Mrs. Williams moved to this place they became members of the church of their faith, and Mr. Williams remained true to his covenant to the end. He was also made a deacon of the church and officiated in this capacity as long as he was a resident of this place.
    Deacon Williams was an active, kindly man - a man who was generous, neighborly - was a Christian man in every detail - a man who made his Christianity practical. It was not an imaginary thing with him, a thing that was far off - it was practical, near, vital, a governing factor in his life.
    For some time he was a great sufferer, and was anxious for the time to come when he might be at rest.
    The body was brot to this place Wednesday of last week, accompanied by his wife. Funeral services were held at the church in the afternoon conducted by his pastor, H. L. Polan, and the body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Hillside cemetery.
    He leaves to mourn his going his wife, his adopted daughter, Mrs. Roy Cox, his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Green, and one brother Henry, of Boulder, Colorado, together with many close friends, for to know Mr. Williams was to be his friend.