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Sheriff James Marion Williams

Comanche County, Kansas

Sheriff James Marion Williams of Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Nella Hartley of Sterling, Kansas
Sheriff James Marion Williams of Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Nella Hartley of Sterling, Kansas.

J. M. WILLIAMS
The republican candidate , J. M. Williams, was elected in 1908. He defeated C. M. Cole, democrat, by a vote of 366 to 286. Two years later, both Mr. Williams and Mr. Cole were again candidates for sheriff. Mr. Williams was again successful, the vote being 378 to 365. Mr. Williams is now a resident of Lake City, Barber-co. Mr. Cole is a resident of this city. -- "About Comanche-co.'s Twelve Sheriffs", The Western Star, March 4, 1927.

James Marion Williams family at their home on the Dick Phillips Ranch, Comanche County, Kansas, 1898.

 From left:  Guy Williams on white horse, Thomas Williams on dark horse, 3 unknown cowboys, Ora Williams (little boy), Agnes Williams (little girl),  James M. Williams and Nellie Irena Williams.

Photo courtesy of Nella Hartley of Sterling, Kansas
James Marion Williams family at their home on the Dick Phillips Ranch in Barber or Comanche County, Kansas, 1898.
From left: Guy Williams on white horse, Thomas Williams on dark horse, 3 unknown cowboys,
Ora Williams (little boy), Agnes Williams (little girl), James M. Williams and Nellie Irena Williams.
Photo courtesy of Nella Hartley of Sterling, Kansas.

James Marion Williams Family of Comanche County, Kansas.

Back row: Mary Agnes Williams,  Boyd Delmas Williams, Guy J. Williams.

Front row: Ora Lee Williams, James Marion Williams, Nellie Irena (Bordner) Williams, 
Thomas A. Williams. 

Photo courtesy of Nella Hartley of Sterling, Kansas
James Marion Williams Family of Comanche County, Kansas.
Back row, left to right: Mary Agnes Williams, Boyd Delmas Williams, Guy J. Williams.
Front row, left to right: Ora Lee Williams, James Marion Williams, Nellie Irena (Bordner) Williams, Thomas A. Williams.
Photo courtesy of Nella Hartley of Sterling, Kansas.

Gravestone for James Marion Williams and Nellie Irena Williams,

Lake City Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Bobbi (Hackney) Huck.
WILLIAMS
NELLIE IRENA
WIFE
1867 - 1942
     
JAMES M.
HUSBAND
1864 - 1950

Gravestone for James Marion Williams and Nellie Irena (Bordner) Williams
Lake City Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo by Bobbi (Hackney) Huck.


The Barber County Index, May 18, 1950.

James Marion Williams

James Marion Williams, son of Thomas and Mary Jane Williams, was born in Bedford, Ia., June 14, 1884, and departed this life at Pineville, Mo., May 7, 1950, at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 20 days.

On February 14, 1886, he was united in marriage to Nellie Irena Bordner of Lewiston, Ill. To this union five children were born: Dr. Thomas A. Williams of Wichita, Kan., Guy J. of Medicine Lodge, Kan., Ora L. Of Carmen, Okla., Mrs. Agness Hartley of Lake City, Kan., and Boyd D. of Lynwood, Calif.

He actively engaged in farming and ranching since coming to Barber and Comanche counties in 1887 from Oceola, Neb., where he and his wife resided the first year following their marriage.

He was initiated into the mysteries of Free Masonry in Comanche Lodge No. 295, A. F. & A. M. , on February 13, 1897, and remained in true and faithful worker in the order until death overtook him.

At the age of 20, along with the girl that later became his wife and faithful companion, he was converted in the Baptist Church at Hazel Dell, Ia. He transferred his membership to the Methodist Church in Lake City on coming there from Coldwater, Kan., in the spring of 1912.

Since his wife's passing, an added incentive and interest was given him for getting his mind off of temporal things, and centering them on things eternal. He has gradually prepared himself for a better land, and counted the days until he could join his wife "over there."

J. M. Williams, or "Doc" as he was more commonly known among his friends and those in the circle of his acquaintance, was a man of inflexible fidelity, loyal to his friends and of a sufficient judicial temperament to accord those who disagreed with him a right to their own opinion.

Thus ends the earthly career of a splendid citizen, a good neighbor, a fond and devoted husband and father to his children. He leaves to mourn his passing, besides his five children, one sister, Mrs. Willa A. Willard of Gillette, Wyo., and one brother, John Williams of Harlem, Mont.; also 22 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces, and cousins; a host of friends and acquaintances who will be saddened by his passing.

Funeral services were held in the Lake City Church Wednesday, May 10, at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Merlin Norman the officiating clergyman. Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Shriver, Horace Watson and Russell Lake Jr., with Mrs. Tempel Mills at the piano. Interment was in the Lake City cemetery, the following grandsons, Oro L. Williams, Jr., James P. Williams, Joe Williams, Don Williams, Guy Williams, Jr., and Dillman Williams, acting as pallbearers carrying the remains of their grandfather to its last resting place. Burial was at the side of his beloved wife.


The Barber County Index, December 3, 1942.

OBITUARY OF MRS. J. M. WILLIAMS

Nellie I. Bordner, daughter of Alfred and Harriet G. Bordner, was born July 26, 1867 at Lewiston, Fulton County, Ill., and passed away at her home in Lake City, Kansas on November 23, 1942 at the age of 75 years and 4 months.

On February 14, 1886 she was united in marriage to James M. Williams of Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa. To this union was born four sons and one daughter, all of whom survive her, and all of whom with exception of the youngest, "Boyd D." were present at the time of her passing, being Dr. Thomas Williams, Wichita; Guy J., Medicine Lodge; Mrs. Agnes Sisk, Lake City; Ora L., Carmen, Okla., and Boyd D., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Besides a sorrowing husband, she leaves to mourn her passing, two brothers and three sisters, her five children, 23 grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren, and a host of friends. At the age of 17 years she was converted in a Baptist church at Hazel Dell, Ia. Later transferring her membership to the Methodist church of Lake City, Kan., where she has resided the past 25 years.

She was laid to rest in the Lake City cemetery, Wednesday, November 25th, 1942 with Rev. Alexander of Coats, Kan., officiating.

Pallbearers were four grandsons as follows: Jimmie Williams, Ora Williams, Joe Williams and Don Williams, assisted by Wilbur Hartley and Douglas Goff, both of the latter being husbands of granddaughters of the deceased.


Also see:

Obituary: Guy James WILLIAMS

Article: Rev. Thomas A. WILLIAMS

Obituary: Thomas E.WILLIAMS, brother of J.M. Williams.


One of James M. & Nellie I. William's Grandchildren:

The Barber County Index, February 5, 1942.

OBITUARY

Delma Dale Sisk, youngest daughter of Tom and Agnes Sisk, was born April 17, 1927 in Lake City, and departed this life January 28, 1942 in the Ninnescah Hospital at Pratt, Kansas, at the age of 14 years, 9 months and 11 days.

This happy go lucky youngster was known as "Tiggy" to her relatives and many friends. She was baptized and became a member of the Methodist church in Lake City in the summer of 1940. Tiggy took an active interest in her school work and all activities.

About two years ago she became afflicted with diabetes and during this time she submitted to the daily insulin shots and strict diet with amazing patience and forbearance. She became ill on Monday and lapsed into a diabetic coma during which everything possible was done, but nothing seemed to help, and she passed away at midnight on Wednesday. She was preceded in death by her father in 1935. She leaves to mourn her going her mother and 9 sisters, other relatives and a multitude of friends.


Sheriffs of Comanche County, Kansas, 1885 - 2006

Comanche County Officers, 1885 - 2007


Thanks to Nella Hartley for the use of her family photos, Bobbi Huck for scanning Nella's family photos and for taking the gravestone photo and to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above obituaries to this web site!

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