I'm looking for any source information: articles, area books, obituaries, etc that mention my 3x great grandparents Charles or Flora Williams.
I’m particularly interested in any other information for Charles Williams as he seems to have disappeared after the death of his wife.
Some information on them:
1852 – His wife, Flora F Hunter, is born in Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. Father is Arnold Hunter (1827 PA - 1918 MN) and Mother is Caroline Matilda Stearling (1829 PA - 1871 MN)
May 1852 or 1853 - Charles was born, probably in Minnesota but also could be Wisconsin. Father is Aaron Williams (1817 VT – Circ. 1885 location?) and Mother is Eleanor "Ellen" Slingerland (1827 NY - 1901 WI)
1858 – His family is in Iowa per the 1860 census birth location for his sister Kate.
1860 – Census on July 13th states his family is in the Town Of Tomah, Monroe County, Wisconsin.
1874 – Charles marries Flora F Hunter on May 12th at the District Court - Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. I have the marriage record and it has no other family information other than their names and the date.
1875 – Their daughter Estella M. Williams (my 2x grandmother, married 3 times: Coulson then Dean then Lee) is born on Mar 17th in Rosecoe Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota.
1875 – Census on May 1 shows them living in New Haven, Olmsted, Minnesota.
1877 – Their son Arnold Frank Williams is born on Jan 12th in Rosecoe Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota.
1879 – Their son Truman G Williams is born on July 16th in Bird Island, Renville County, Minnesota.
1880 – Census shows them living in Sioux Agency, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota.
1880 – Their daughter Gertrude Williams (married twice: DeCamp and Wallace) is born in Minnesota (exact date and location unknown).
1882 – Their son Alfred S. Williams Sr. is born July 16th in Pine Island, Goodhue County, Minnesota
1885 – State Census on May 25th shows them living in Rosecoe, Goodhue County, Minnesota.
1889 – Their daughter Eleanor Williams (married twice: Foster and Peach) is born Feb 22nd in Minnesota (exact location unknown).
1891 – Their daughter Flora F Williams (married: Church) is born in Feb in South Dakota (exact location unknown).
1893 – Their son Walter Abraham Williams is on born Apr 8 in North Dakota (exact location unknown).
1900 – Census on June 15th shows them living in T.151-R.62, 65, 67 Minco & Oberon Schools, T.151-152-R.67-69 T.142-R.69 West Antelope & Viki, Benson, North Dakota.
1906 – They had moved to Canada. The Canadian census June 24th shows them living in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada.
1910 – Charles is a naturalized Canadian citizen.
1911 – Canada census in June shows them living in Township 5 Range 17th W 2nd Mdn, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
1916 – Canada census on June 7th shows them living in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. This census also states their Religious Affiliation is Methodist.
1920 – Census on Jan 10th shows them living in Middle Inlet, Marinette County, Wisconsin. So, between 1916 and 1920, they move back to the U.S.
June 25 1920 – Flora Williams, his wife, dies of Apoplexy in Rosebud Montana and is buried 2 days later on June 27th in the Rosebud Cemetery. Charles is the informant, and his address is listed as Rosebud Montana.
It’s unknown at this time if they were visiting Montana or had moved there from Wisconsin after the Jan 10th, 1920 census.
At least two of their children died in Montana later on: Flora F Church in Daniels County 1971 and Alfred S. Williams Sr. in Flathead County 1977.
Charles is listed as a farmer in all the censuses. His father Aaron is also listed as a farmer.