He grew up moving from place to place in southwestern Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. His mother died after giving birth to twins when Tom was 11 years old.
Although he rarely attended school as a youngster, his mother taught him to read and write. At the age of 19, he traveled to Magnolia, Arkansas to attend the Third District Agricultural School (now known as Southern Arkansas University) and graduated in the first graduating class of that school. He later attended Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) where he studied agriculture.
After working in Camden, Arkansas for a few years, he moved to Lexington, Mississippi where he was employed as the County Agricultural Agent. Later, he opened a Williams and Sons Feed and Seed store in Lexington. In the 1950's, he was elected to the Mississippi State Senate, where he served until his death in 1967." 
Tom passed away April 30, 1967 in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi. He was laid to rest in Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, United States. 
↑ 1.01.1 Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 24 January 2021), memorial page for Thomas Marvin Williams Sr. (15 Feb 1890–30 Apr 1967), Find A Grave: Memorial #113603525, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Jim Williams (contributor 48174169) .
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XM1S-7TN : accessed 25 January 2021), Thomas M Williams, Lexington, Holmes, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 24A, line 13, family 648, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1148; FHL microfilm 2,340,883.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYGL-49G : 4 January 2021), T M Williams, Beat 1, Holmes, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 26-2, sheet 4B, line 59, family 92, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2029.
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