Biography - Joseph Thomas and Alice Zelina (McAfee) Williams
 

Joseph Thomas and Alice Zelina (McAfee) Williams
of Emmett, Navarro County, Texas


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Joe T.


Alice Z.

Joseph Thomas, son of Henry Thomas & Martha Jane (Thomas) Williams, was born 28 December 1871 in Arkansas. He was married to Alice Zelina McAfee, daughter of Charles Renow & Cecila Ann (Terry) McAfee, on 18 September 1890 in Navarro County, Texas by Rev. James Campbell Osborne. Joseph Thomas' brother, James Sampson Williams "Samp", married Alice's sister, Della Caldonia McAfee.  Joe served as a marshal in Frost and later was a jailer in Corsicana. He died on April 20, 1930 at the County Hospital in Corsicana, Texas.

Alice was born 19 August 1872 in Arkansas and died at the Corsicana P & S Hospital on 25 June 1952.

Joe and Alice are buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro County, Texas.

 

 

WILLIAMS
Joe T. - Dec 28, 1871 - Apr 30, 1930
Alice Z.  -Aug 19, 1872 - June 25, 1952

Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX
 

 

 




JOE T. WILLIAMS IS BURIED MONDAY EMMETT CEMETERY

   Joe T. Williams, aged 59, native of Arkansas, but resident of Navarro County practically all of his life, died in the Navarro County Hospital Sunday night at 11:45 o'clock following a lingering illness and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Emmett Baptist Church with interment in the Emmett cemetery. The funeral cortege left the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home at 2 o'clock.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church here.
   Mr. Williams lived in the Emmett community for many years, but has resided in Corsicana during the past several years, being a member of the Corsicana police department at one time.
   Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Jim Skinner, Purdon; Mrs. C. A. Ellington and Mrs. R. L. Milton, both of Corsicana; three sons, Spurgeon, Henry and Reno Williams, all of Corsicana; a number of grandchildren; one brother, Samp Williams, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Cale Green, Frost, and other relatives.
Joe T Williams Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, April 21 - Joe T. Williams, 59, resident of Navarro Cunty practically all of his life, died in a local hospital  Sunday night. The funeral was held  Monday with burial in the Emmett Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Jim Skinner of Purdon, Mrs. C. A. Ellington and Mrs. R. L. Milton of Corsicana; three sons, Spurgeon, Henry and Reno Williams all of Corsicana; several grandchildren, one brother, Samp Williams, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Cale Green, Frost.

The Dallas Morning News
Mrs. Williams Rites Thursday

   Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Z. McAfee Williams, 79, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning, were held at 3:30 P.M. Thursday from the Corley Chapel.
   The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. D5ale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Emmett cemetery.
   A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Williams resided in the Emmett and Frost communities for many years before moving to Corsicana more than 25 years ago. She was the widow of the late Joe T. Williams, former Frost Marshall and Corsicana city jailer for a number of years.
   Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Skinner and Mrs. W. C. Watson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. R. J. Cox, Fort Worth; two sons, J. H. and C. R. Williams, both of Corsicana; 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Jim Shelton, Frost, and other relatives.
   Pallbearers were Ermal Charles, D. R. Wallace, Glenn Womack, I. C. Pool, E. A. Bennett, and Terry Powers.

OBITUARY

Mrs. Williams Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Alice Z. McAfee Williams, 79, long-time Navarro county resident, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 3:30 p.m. Thursday with burial in the Emmett Cemetery.
Native of Arkansas, Mrs. Williams spent most of her life in Navarro county residing in the Emmett and Frost communities for many years before moving to Corsicana more than 25 years ago.
She was the widow of the late Joe. T. Williams, former Frost officer and Corsicana city jailer for years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Skinner and Mrs. W. C. Watson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. R. J. Cox, Fort Worth; two sons, J. H. and C. R. Williams, both of Corsicana; 21 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Jim Shelton, Frost and a number of other relatives. Pallbearers will be Ermal Charles, D. R. Wallace, Glenn Womack, I. C. Poole, E. A. Bennett and Terry Powers

Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 25, 1952


Navarro Co. (City) Death Records PG 179
Joe T. Williams; DOD: April 30, 1930; DOB: Dec 28, 1871; Age 58yrs, 3mos, 22days; AR; Retired,
Father: H.T. Williams - AR; Mother: Martha Thomas - AR; Informant: J.S. Williams ; 712 S. 14th St.
DOD: April 20, 1930 - Static Pneumonia Hypertension; POD: City of Corsicana; Corley Funeral Home


Census
1900 Navarro Co., TX ED 106 Sheet 246
1910 Navarro Co., TX ED 95 Sheet 5a
1920 Navarro Co., TX ED 161 Sheet 9B Frost Town City Marshall

 

Children of Joseph Thomas and Alice Zelina (McAfee) Williams

Name

Born

Died

Spouse

James Spurgeon Williams 27 Aug 1891 14 Dec 1948Dollie Ellis
Zella Mae Barnes
Mollie Jeanette "Nettie" Williams 18 Sep 189317 Dec 1976
Obituary
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Death Cert
James Douglas "Jim" Skinner
Nena Versie Williams 26 Feb 1897 12 Aug 1974
Obituary | Cemetery Marker - Hamilton-Beeman
Clyde Allen Ellington
William Calvin Watson, Sr.
Virgil Williams 24 Nov 1899 10 Sep 1900
Beulah Etta Williams 8 Mar 1903 15 Sep 1992 Robert "Billy" J. Cox
Joe Henry Williams 14 Aug 1905 5 Aug 1979
Obituary
Ruby Graham
Lillian Moorefield
Lillie Faye Bryant
Charles Reno Williams 4 Dec 1911 18 Jan 1970
Obituary
Lucille Woodruff &
Katie Marquerite Chambliss

 

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