William J. Williams (1862)

Funeral services for William J. Williams, 78, former resident of Malad valley who died Sunday at
Salt Lake City; are being held today at the Malad stake tabernacle with Bishop Leo D. Williams of
Cherry Creek presiding. Services were held yesterday at Smithfield, Utah.

Mr. Williams was born in Tooele. Utah. Dec. 22. 1862. The oldest son of Jenkin V. and Rachel Williams who came to Malad valley in 1870 locating at Cherry Creek. At that time there were but five families living there. Mr. Williams’ schooling was obtained at the Willow Springs school which was conducted for three months each year. At the age of 14 he began driving a freight outfit of six horses and two wagons from Corrine, Utah, to, Montana points. He continued freighting into Montana until the railroad reached Butte, and then hauled freight for some time from Blackfoot to Boise. Later he engaged in farming and stock raising,

Mr. Williams served two terms as county commissioner of Oneida County, 1915 to 1919, and one term as state legislator, 1923 to 1925.

Mr. Williams also served four years as school trustee at Cherry Creek and 30 years as secretary of the Malad Valley Forest Users association.

In 19– he married Mary Elizabeth Mifflin and from this union four children were born, two of whom survive. His first wife died May 21, 1928.

Sometime after the death of his first wife he moved to Wellsville, Utah, and on June 18. 1930, married Emily Vaughn of Wellsville.

Surviving are his widow; a daughter. Mrs. Verl Moon, and a son, H. M. Williams, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Williams is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: J. V. Williams, T. J. Williams. Mrs. John-M. Jones. Mrs. Henry Daniels, Mrs. James Evans, Mrs. Stella Layland.

Funeral Services for W. J. Williams
Very impressive funeral services for William J. Williams were held Wednesday at 1:00 in the tabernacle
at Wellsville. J. M. Isaacson and. Margaret/Edwards Jones offered numbers on the program there.

Those who attended the funeral from out of town are as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Stilman Harris, Bishop -and Mrs. Leo D. Williams, Phil Reese, Maurice Jones, Mrs. John M. Jones, Delone Jones, None Reese, Mr. .and Mrs. Thomas J. Williams,. Mr. and Mrs. Jenk. V. Williams, Mrs. James Evans, Mr. and Mrs.1 Verl Moon and family, Howell Williams and family all of Cherry Creek.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Clark. Blackfoot, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Williams of Amman, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Morse of’ Ogden, Mrs. Lewis Burley and Miss Evelyn Moon all of Salt Lake City.

Funeral, services for William J. Williams were held at the stake tabernacle at 2:00 Thursday.
The prayer at homo was offered by Elmo Facer, invocation by President E. N. Crowther, benediction
By Benjamin Lundberg; prelude and postlude were played by Emma S. Ward on the organ, the grave
was dedicated by Joseph A. Jones.

Bishop Leo D. Williams conducted the- following program: Musical numbers by Tovey Brothers, Margaret
Edwards Jones, Stilman Harris all accompanied by Professor S. M. Powell, and duet by Kenneth Nlshman and Parley
Hall accompanied’ by Emma S. Ward.

Talks were given-by: Bishop Leo D. Williams, R. N. Hill. Charlie Maughn of Wellsville, Irene Jones of Salt Lake City S. A. Hendricks, Reed M. Maughn of Salt Lake City, and T. A. Smith.
The out of town visitors who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Smith, Mr. arid Mrs. Lewis E. Burley, Miss Evelyn Moon. Miss Irene Jones all of Salt Lake City. Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Nielsen, Mrs. Mao Smith, Reese Maughn of Logan. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Tyre, Mr. and Mrs. Noll Nlshman, Charlie Maughn all of Wellsville.