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Cedar Valley Times; March 21, 1940
Mrs. John Williamson Dies at County Home
Mrs. John Williamson

Mrs. John Williamson , 74, who died at 4:00 a.m. this morning at the Benton County Home, will be buried in the Prairie U.B. Cemetery in Taylor Towship following services at the Fry funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Rev. E.E. Shaffer will conduct the services.

Long a resident of Benton County, the deceased was born July 2, 1865, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ames. She was married March 15, 1883, at Vinton to John Williamson who died April 6, 1929. She had spent practically her entire life in this county. She had lived at the County Home since May 1939. Her death followed a long illness. She was a member of the United Brethren Church. Surviving is one son, Elvin, of near Arlington, Cal. Two daughers, Mamie Williamson and Mrs. Merrible Cue, preceded her in death.

Submitted on 03-Jul-2010 by
Martha Long,

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?Cedar Valley Times, 15 Sep 1911

Daniel Williamson

On last Sunday morning at about five o'clock occurred the death of Daniel Williamson, death due to paralysis. He was born June 4, 1825, near Cincinnatti, Ohio. He was the son of Ellis and Sophia Williamson. He came to Indiana with his parents when nine years old. He has lived in Benton County over 40 years. At the age of twenty-five he was united in marriage to Purcilla Jane Yerker (sic) and to this union were born thirteen children and all living but five. The surviving relatives are the wife, and the following children: Mrs. George Dorsey of Mt. Auburn; Robert and John Wiliamson, of Vinton; Mrs. Henry Kuhn, of Shellsburg; Mrs. A.T. Whittle and Elmer, of Waterloo; Leroy Williamson, of Seattle, Washington; Mrs. L.D. Seeley, of Lincoln, Nebraska.

The funeral services were held at Prairie United Brethern church Monday afternoon, in charge of Rev. M. M. McGlashing. Interment was at the cemetery of the Prairie U.B. church.
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Thom Carlson,

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Cedar Valley Times; 06 Apr 192
Cancer ends life of J. Williamson at home near city.
John Henry Williamson

John Williamson, 71 years, died at 12:45 this afternoon at his home 4 1/2 miles southeast of Vinton of cancer of the stomach. Mr. Williamson had been in ill health all winter. Funeral will be held at the Fry Funeral Home in Vinton. Hour of the service will be announced later.

Mr. Williamson was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Williamson. He was born in Illinois and came to Benton County with his parents when a small child. He is survived by his widow, a son Elvin at home and 1 grandson and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Henry Kuhn of Shellsburg; Robert S. of Vinton; Mrs. Alf Whittle of Waterloo; Roy W. of Seattle, WA; Elmer W. of Arlington, CA and Mrs. F. N. Henderson of Mt. Auburn.

{Submitter comment: John Williamson was actually born in Dearborn, Indiana. The Obit writer made a mistake in the state.}
Submitted on Jun 5, 2001 by
Ren Adams,

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Cedar Valley Times, Vinton, Iowa; Friday, April 16, 1920
Death of Mrs. Williamson.
Priscilla Jane Williamson

Mrs. Pricilla Jane Williamson, widow of the late Daniel Williamson, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Whittle of Waterloo. She was 86 years old and her death was due to the ailments of old age.

She was a pioneer resident of this vicinity, having lived here for 49 years. During the past winter she had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Whittle. Mrs. Williamson was born 12 Feb 1834 near Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the oldest child of Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Yerkes. She was married to Daniel Williamson on New Years Day 1852. To this union were born 13 children, five of whom preceded her in death along with her husband. Mr. Williamson died 9 lyears ago. The surviving children are: Mrs. Sophia Dorsey, Mrs. Auburn Robert, John, Elmer Williamson of Vinton; Mrs. Susan Kuhn, Shellsburg, Ia; Leroy Williamson, Seattle, WA; Mrs. Julia Seely, Humboldt, Nebraska; Mrs. Louise Ella Whittle, Waterloo. There are also 2 brothers, S. E. and John Yerkes of Vinton, Iowa. Twenty seven grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren are also survivors of the aged woman.

Mrs. Williamson was a good Christian woman and a true wife and mother. For 25 years she was a member of the United Brethren Church in Vinton and followed the teaching of her Master. She lived to a ripe old age and gone to be rewarded. The remains were brought from Waterloo to Vinton, Tuesday morning and taken to the United Brethren Church where funeral services were held at 10 o'clock. Rev. S. S. Smeck of Waterloo who accompanied the funeral party to Vinton conducted the services being assisted by the local pastor, Rev. A. W. Philips. Burial was in the Prairie U. B. Cemetery beside her husband. 13 April 1920.

{Submitter comment: Priscilla was the wife of Daniel Williamson. Her maiden name is Yerkes.}
Submitted on Jun 5, 2001 by
Ren Adams,

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Vinton Review; June 16, 1909
William A.Williamson

William A. Williamson, the fourth child of Daniel and Jane Williamson, was born near Laurenceburg, Dearburn County, Indiana, on Novmeber 5, 1859.

Of the nine brothers and sister there are eight living, Mrs. Geo Dorsey, Robert and John Williamson, Mrs. Henry Kuhn all of Vinton or vicinity, Mrs. A.T. Whittle and Elmer Williamson of Waterloo, Mrs.F.D. Seely of Wahoo, Nebraska, and LeRoy Williamson of Seattle, Washington. The later two were unable to be presnt at the funeral.

Mr.Williamson came with his parents from Indiana to Benton County, Iowa, in 1871, where he had made his home until the last few years when he moved to Linn county, near Cedar Rapids.

When a boy he attended the United Brethern Sunday School, Although having never connected himself with a church he attended the Methodist church mostly while in Vinton.

On October 14, 1899, he was married to Holle Kellogg. To this marriage two children, Ward and Bernice were born, who with the wife are left to mourn.

Mr. Williamson has been in failing health for the last few years but was only confined to his bed for six weeks.

The remains were shipped to Vinton and burial was U.B. cemetery in Eden township.

{Submitter comment: no date listed in obituary of death}

Submitted on 01-Jul-2010 by
Martha Long,

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