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  (b. 8 May 1873 Westport Island, Maine, USA   d. abt. 1954 Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA )  

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James Frank WILLIAMS was born 8 May 1873 in Westport Island, Maine, USA . James Frank WILLIAMS was the child of Alvin (Albion) John WILLIAMS   and   Willietta "Etta" FOWLES and the grandchild of: (paternal)  John WILLIAMS and Harriet HUFF (maternal)  Wilmot FOWLES and Phebe Royal TYLER

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

James Frank  married  Mary Lizzie Mae BUZZELL 21 January 1909 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Mary Lizzie Mae BUZZELL  was born 8 March 1882 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA.  Mary Lizzie Mae died abt. 1963 in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA.  Mary Lizzie Mae was the child of John Martin BUZZELL and Hannah Dewolf HOWARD.

James Frank  married  (2) Daisy Ellen WILSON 8 March 1919 in Damariscotta, Maine, USA .  Daisy Ellen WILSON  was born April 1887 in Edgecomb, Maine, USA.  Daisy Ellen died abt. 1924 in Maine, USA.  Daisy Ellen was the child of Manfred C WILSON and Elnora A DODGE.

James Frank  married  (3) Anna I ROBERTS 25 April 1925 in Edgecomb, Maine, USA .  Anna I ROBERTS  was born November 1857 in Maine, USA. 

James Frank WILLIAMS died abt. 1954 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA.

Occupation: blacksmith

NOTE: Jessie Cobb's ex-lover, in state prison in Thomaston, Maine at the time of the murder

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James Frank WILLIAMS married flag photo of Mary Lizzie Mae BUZZELL  Mary Lizzie Mae BUZZELL-- Date: 21 January 1909 Place: Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Mary Lizzie Mae BUZZELL was the child of John Martin BUZZELL and Hannah Dewolf HOWARD

Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915

name: James Frank Williams
titles & terms:
event: Marriage
event date: 21 Jan 1909
event place: Gloucester, , Massachusetts
gender: Male
age: 36
marital status:
birth date: 1873
birthplace: Westport, , Maine
marriage registration year:
marriage registration place: Newburyport, , Massachusetts
estimated birth year: 1873
father: Alvin J Williams
father's titles & terms:
mother: Etta Fowler
mother's titles & terms:
spouse: Mae Lizzie Buzzell
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's race:
spouse's marital status:
spouse's father: John M Buzzell
spouse's father's titles & terms:
spouse's mother: Hannah Proctor
spouse's mother's titles & terms:
record number: 18427
film number: 2315509
digital folder number: 4329361
image number: 01012
number of images: 1

Marriage record corrected 12/ 18/ 1953 - is that the date of one of their deaths? Correction indicates that bride's mother was Hannah Howard, not Hannah Proctor.

January 21, 1909, Gloucester, Massachusetts
James Frank Williams, 36, first marriage, resides in Gloucester, blacksmith, born Westport, Me., son of Alvin J. and Etta Fowler

Mae Lizzie Buzzell, 26, first marriage, resides in Newburyport, at home, born Newburyport, daughter of John M. and Hannah Proctor

Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910, Volume 586, Page 617

Children of James Frank WILLIAMS and Mary Lizzie Mae BUZZELL:

James Frank WILLIAMS married flag female ancestor Daisy Ellen WILSON-- Date: 8 March 1919 Place: Damariscotta, Maine, USA

Daisy Ellen WILSON was the child of Manfred C WILSON and Elnora A DODGE

Name: James F Williams
Gender: Male
Age: 46
Birth Date: abt 1873
Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1919
Marriage Place: Damariscotta, Lincoln, Maine, USA
Father: John A Williams
Mother: Willietta Fowles
Spouse: Daisy Ellen Wilson

Name: Daisy Ellen Wilson
Gender: Female
Age: 31
Birth Date: abt 1888
Birth Place: Edgecomb
Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1919
Marriage Place: Damariscotta, Lincoln, Maine, USA
Father: Manford C Wilson
Mother: Elnora Dodge
Spouse: James F Williams

Maine, U.S., Marriage Records, 1713-1922

Children of James Frank WILLIAMS and Daisy Ellen WILSON:

James Frank WILLIAMS married flag female ancestor Anna I ROBERTS-- Date: 25 April 1925 Place: Edgecomb, Maine, USA

Children of James Frank WILLIAMS and Anna I ROBERTS:

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1873 Birth
Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900

name: James F. Williams
gender: Male
baptism/ christening date:
baptism/ christening place:
birth date: 08 May 1873
death date:
name note:
father's name: Alvin J. Williams
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Willietta
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C50638-1
system origin: Maine-ODM
source film number: 10560
reference number: (Mormon Genealogy Records)
1880 Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine
name: James F. Williams
residence: Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine
birthdate: 1873
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Son
spouse's name:
spouse's birthplace:
father's name: Albion Williams
father's birthplace: Maine, United States
mother's name: Willietta Williams
mother's birthplace: Maine, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Male
martial status: Single
age (expanded): 7 years
nara film number: T9-0483
page: 387
page character: B
entry number: 2369
film number: 1254483
Household Gender Age
parent Albion Williams M 28
parent Willietta Williams F 23
James F. Williams M 7
Rosa E. Williams F 5
Albion P. Williams M 4
1880 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
1900 Maine State Prison, Knox, Maine
name: Frank Williams
titles & terms:
residence: Maine State Prison, Knox, Maine
birth date: Jun 1870
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household:
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's birthplace:
father's titles & terms:
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's titles & terms:
mother's birthplace: Maine
race or color (expanded): White
head-of-household name:
gender: Male
marital status: Single
years married:
estimated marriage year:
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:
enumeration district: 0268
page: 2
sheet letter: A
family number:
reference number: 13
film number: 1240595
image number: 00551
1900 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
Statement of James F. Williams:

“I was born in the town of Westport in 1870. When I was two
years old my folks removed to Boothbay where my father was
interested in the livery business. Here I grew up, and of
course became acquainted with every one in that vicinity.
“It was only eight miles from Boothbay back to my old home in
Westport, and I used to go over there frequently to dances
and other amusements.

“My first acquaintance with Jessie Cobb was in Bath in 1893.
She was stopping with her married sister, Mrs. French on
Beacon street. She bore a good name then, and we took a
mutual liking to each other. At that time I was working in
Harry Lord's sail loft. I used to go down to see her
frequently and always found her very pleasant. We used to go
around together a great deal, and it was known to every one
that we were keeping company. We finally became engaged to be

The marriage was to take place on Christmas in 1895. Very
unfortunately, I got into...

Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)
Roadway to S. F. Higgins, The Highland House, at Westport, Me.

Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)
The Rock Hill Inn and Residence of J. S. Knight, Westport, Me.

Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA

Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
marriage1909 Marriage / Partner
James Frank WILLIAMS and Mary Lizzie Mae BUZZELL 21 January 1909, Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA (Annisquam)

Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)
The Highland House and Residence of S.F. Higgins

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1909 Birth of Child
John Howard WILLIAMS was born 5 November 1909, Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
1910 Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts
name: James F Williams
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Newburyport Ward 6, Essex, Massachusetts
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year:
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
occupation: shoe worker in shoe factory
family number: 72
page number: 4
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self James F Williams M 37y Maine
wife Mae Williams F 28y Massachusetts
son John H Williams M y 5m Massachusetts
Hannah D Buzzell F 65y Massachusetts
1910 Census Ancestry (U.S.)

Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)
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marriage1919 Marriage / Partner
James Frank WILLIAMS and Daisy Ellen WILSON 8 March 1919, Damariscotta, Maine, USA

Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
marriage1925 Marriage / Partner
James Frank WILLIAMS and Anna I ROBERTS 25 April 1925, Edgecomb, Maine, USA
Added: 1/12/2012 6:24:58 PM - Updated: 1/13/2023 12:13:01 PM
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