David Davis Williams


Mr. D. D. Williams of Samaria died June 27 at 1:30 A. M. after suffering for some time with throat trouble. Mr. Williams has been ill since October.
He was born at Lunnelly, South Wales in the year 1852. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Williams. At the age of six he came to the United States residing in Ogden and then moving to Muddy Creek. He later moved to Samaria, where he resided until his death. He was married to Rebecca Williams in 1877 and is the father of thirteen children, eleven of whom survive him. Seven of the eleven living children were at his bedside at the time of his death. Besides his wife he leaves the following sons and daughters to mourn his passing: Mrs. Ben McGuire, of Draper, Utah, Mrs. Mary Hill and Mr. John Williams, Daniels, Phoebe Jones and George Williams of Salt Lake, Mrs. Walter Ripley, of Ohio, Mrs. Elijah Ables of Logan, Mrs. William Jones of Pocatello, and Mr. David Williams, Mrs. Gomer Rees and Jenkin Williams of Malad. He also leaves 41 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren
Mr. Williams was a wonderful husband and father, being one of those self-denying men who would do anything for his wife and children and the training they received at his side will go with them to their graves. He was one of those men devoted to family and home, self-sacrificing, big hearted and always the first to answer a call. He loved his neighbors as himself. In the Samaria district he will be missed and the memory of his many kind acts will linger long.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 30th at the Samaria meeting house.


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