Williams family. Back row: Hiram Edgar "Eddie", Lillian Margaret, Beuhlah Margaret, George Frank "Frank", Della Elnora. Front row: Nancy Ellen Murphy Williams, Thomas Burr Williams
Williams Family, 1916. Back row: Jay Bell, Lillian Williams Bell, Sophia Frahm Williams, Nancy Ellen Murphy Williams, Della Williams Norman, holding Beuhlah Mildred Norman, Harry Norman, Eddie Willimans, Frank Williams, Thomas Burr Williams. Front row: Cleason Bell, Mabel Bell, Vera Williams (?), Helen Norman, Arlene Williams, Carl Theodore Williams, Ivan Williams, Wilfred Norman
Thomas Burr Williams and Nancy Ellen Murphy Williams, my Great Great Grandparents
Williams Family, Christmas 1957. left to right: Della Williams Norman Neher, Bill Neher, Frank Williams, Lizzie Cross Williams, Mildred Betts Williams, Eddie Williams, Clifford Rogers, Beulah Williams Rogers
Helen Mae Norman Edwards, Della Williams Norman, my Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Mothers Day 1956
Thomas Burr Williams, my Great Great Grandfather, Civil War Veteran
Thomas Burr Williams and Nancy Ellen Murphy Williamns
Helen Mae Norman Edwards and Della Williams Norman, 1940
Helen Mae Norman Edwards and Della Williams Norman, 1960
Beulah Williams Rogers, my Great Great Aunt, president of the International Association of the Rebekahs 1956-57
Helen Mae Norman Edwards and her sister Midred Norman Schad, my Grandmother and Great Aunt
Beulah Williams Rogers and Clifford Rogers, my Great Great Aunt and Uncle
The Williams were my Great Grandmother Della Elnora Williams Norman's family.
Her father, Thomas Burr Williams was a veteran of the Civil War. In March of 1864 at age 13 he enlisted in Company H, 140 Illinois Volunteers and was rejected because he was too small. The next year at 14 in March 1865 he again enlisted in Col I, 15th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was sent to Chicago, Illinois. Besides himself he had four brothers and a step–father in the war. All the brothers returned but the stepfather didn't.
He joined the Grand Army of the Republic in 1884. He was drafted into the office of Junior Vice Commander in 1937, advancing to the Department Commander in 1939, the highest office the department has. In 1941 he was appointed Chief of Staff of the GAR. He was the oldest living resident of Chapman, Kansas at the time of his death in 1944.