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Williamson, Ada Joyce (Kincheloe)

Ada Joyce Williamson, 66, of Sheridan, passed away March 20 in Austin

She was born near Bunkie, La., Sept. 5, 1935 and married Leon Williamson Jr. July 7, 1956. She was the valedictorian and president of the Sheridan High School class of 1953.

She attended Wharton County Junior College and was a member of the Starlettes drill team. She was an employee of the Original Smokehouse in Hallettsville for 11 years and was a former member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Baytown and a member of the First Baptist Church of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband; father, Miller Kincheloe; and brother, Herbert Kincheloe.

She is survived by her mother, Ora Kincheloe Vanek of Sheridan; daughters, Dana Sanders and Jacqué Sevcik of Sheridan and Tanya Johnson of De Ridder, La.; sons, Robert Williamson of Plymouth, Calif., John Williamson of Baytown, James Williamson of Sheridan and Keith Williamson of Weimar; sisters, Jane Svec of Fairchilds, Donna Gullett of New Braunsfel and Carol Tesch of Houston; brother, George Kincheloe of Sheridan; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services were conducted April 2 at the First Baptist Church of Sheridan. Interment followed at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Pallbearers were George Kincheloe, Billy Sanders, Eric Sanders, Robert Williamson, John Williamson, James Williamson and Keith Williamson.

Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Welborn, Ryan Williamson, Jerimiah John-son, Brennan Williamson, Sean Kyle Williamson, Tristen Williamson, Carson William-son, Keagan Garcia and Eric Wayn Sanders Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sheridan Memorial Library.

Colorado County Citizen, April 3, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Williamson, Albert

The Coroner’s jury in the case of the State of Texas vs. J. M. and W. R. Walker, charged with the murder of the colored man Albert Williamson, last Saturday returned a verdict to the effect that from the evidence before them, they believed the above named parties guilty of the crime. The inquest, conducted by Justice Harbert, lasted for three days, a number of witnesses being examined. The parties were admitted to bail in the sum of $1,000 each, which was promptly given. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, February 10, 1881, page 3

Williamson, Albert A.


Albert A, the infant son of Leon and Summie Williamson, died on the night of the 31st of January, after an illness of a few hours. Our sympathies are extended to the bereaved parents in their sore affliction. May they meet their little darling in a brighter, better world, where cruel fate can sever them no more for ever. [Interment in the Montgomery-Thatcher Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, February 3, 1887

Williamson, Carol Ann (Wolfsdorff)


Funeral services for Carol Ann WillIamson, 41, of Columbus, were held Monday, March 18, at 2 p.m. with Rev. H. V. Grannon and Rev. Clarence James officiating, and under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williamson was born on November 27, 1943 to Emmett Wolfsdorff and Anna Belle Miller Wolfsdorff in Hallettsville. She was married to Wayne W. Williamson on June 21, 1974.

She was a registered nurse, a member of the Eastern Star, and has lived in this area for 10 years. Survivors include her husband, Wayne W. Williamson of Columbus, her father and mother, Emmett and Anna Wolfsdorff of Sublime, two sons, Chris Gage of Dallas, and Robbie Williamson of Columbus, and one sister, Martha Lynn Maloney of North Carolina.

Pallbearers were Dr. Miguel Elsen, Joe Trojan, Ron Shifflett, Damon Tilotta, Charles Barrett, and Gordon Richter. [Interment in Geiger Cemetery in Lavaca County]

Colorado County Citizen, March 21, 1985, page 2

Williamson, Charles Albert

Dr. C. A. Williamson

Dr. Charles Albert Williamson passed out of this life at his home in this city last Friday after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held at the family residence at 10 o’clock Saturday morning. Rev. A. S. Garrard of Bastrop conducted and the remains laid to rest in Odd Fellows’ Rest.

Following the regular service, members of the local Ku Klux Klan, in robes but unmasked, surrounded the grave and attended while Rev. McLaughlin of Garwood, who was one of their number delivered an address.

Dr. Williamson was born in Clark County, Alabama on April 4, 1849. He spent his youth in Choctaw Corner, Ala. and graduated from the Medical College at Mobile in 1882, beginning practice at Putnam. He came to Columbus in April 1885 with his wife, whom he married at Morvin, Ala. in 1878 and has lived here continuously since that date.

He was one of the pioneer physicians in this section and rendered a tireless and unselfish service to the people for many years. He was known and loved far and wide for his noble life and humanitarian deeds, and in late years, when his visits to the business section became less frequent his jovial spirit was a source of pleasure to many when he strolled to town.

Dr. Williamson lived a useful life and his demise is mourned by many who came in contact with his manly character.

He is survived by a wife, one son, J. W. Williamson of Montgomery, Ala., two daughters, Mrs. Friench Simpson of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Daisy Middlebrook of this city, and two grandsons, Earl W. Middlebrook of Columbus and Friench Simpson, Jr. of Boston.

Colorado County Citizen, October 29, 1925, page 1, column 2
From a transcription by Miss Lee Nesbitt

Williamson, Charles Arthur "Rusty"

C. A. Williamson Dies Here at 58

C. A. (Rusty) Williamson Jr., wire chief with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. here and a former member of the Columbus School Board, died at his home Monday. He was 58.

Williamson was born in Kikel, Texas July 22, 1912, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arthur Williamson Sr. He had lived in Columbus the past 24 years.

Williamson was employed by Southwestern Bell for the past 37 years. He was a member of the Columbus Noon Lions Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Ethel Williamson, and 2 daughters, Barbara Williamson of Austin and Frances Kay Williamson of Columbus.

Pallbearers were C.P. Pieper, Herbert Nienstedt, Lee Hammons, Herbert Schroeder, Beverly Hutchins and Walter Haas. Honorary pallbearers were Kermit Brune, August Jones, E. J. Miksch, John Hinson, E. f. Kochwelt, Frank Broesche, J. E. Poffenberger and Billy Harris.

Funeral services were held at St. Paul Lutheran Church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. H. L. Anderson officiating. Burial was in Flatonia City Cemetery in Flatonia.

Untermeyer-Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Colorado County Citizen, October 15, 1970
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Williamson, Elisabeth Margaret (Armistead)

Mrs. Williamson Expires Saturday At Age of Ninety

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret Williamson, 90, were held from the family home here Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. with interment in Odd Fellows Rest. Rev. L. M Chapman officiated and arrangements were in charge of Columbus Funeral Home. Mrs. Williamson, who had been ill for some weeks, died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday.

Mrs. Williamson, widow of Dr. C.A. Williamson, had lived in Columbus for 60 years. She was born in Clarke county, Alabama, on February 11, 1851, a daughter of James Westwood and Jane Elmira Davidson Armistead who were also natives of Clarke county.

Dr. and Mrs. Williamson and their three children came to Columbus from Alabama in 1885 and Dr. Williamson practiced medicine here until a few years before his death in 1925. Mrs. Williamson was affiliated with Baptist church here during the 60 years of her residence.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. S. Middlebrook of Columbus and Mrs. Friench Simpson of Hallettsville; two sisters, Misses Emily Jane and Willie Lee Armistead of Alabama; and four grandchildren, Friench Simpson Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif. Cpl. Earl W. Middlebrook of Alaska, James Westwood and Isabel Williamson of Atlanta, Ga.

Pall bearers were S. K. Seymour Jr., J. D. Seymour, E. G. Miller, A. H. Hahn, L. Waldvogel and Dr. W. W. Gunn.

Among out of town people here for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laas, Mrs. Elliott Hubbard, Mrs. A. H. Potthast and Mrs. Laura Brasher, Weimar; Mrs. Robert L. Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Walker Lowrey, Mrs. Bruce McKennan, Mrs. Phyrne Tanner and Miss Lua Leyendecker, Houston; Mrs. Margie Putney, Frank N. Davidson and Mrs. Annie Cortes, Eagle Lake; Mrs. Jimmie Strole, Ferd Lacy, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Simpson and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Simpson Hallettsville; Mrs. Stanley de Waal, San Antonio.

Colorado County Citizen, April 6, 1944

Williamson, Leon

Eagle Lake Items

Mr. Leon Williamson, formerly of this place, died in Sugar Land, Sunday evening, after a long illness.  The body was brought to this place Monday and buried the same evening at the family graveyard, [Montgomery-Thatcher Cemetery] near Matthews.  Leon was raised in this community and had a multitude of friends, all of whom sympathize with the grief stricken family.

Colorado Citizen, April 28, 1911
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Williamson, Sophia

Died, at her residence in this city, Monday last, of general debility, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Sophia Williamson, consort of Mr. C. D. Williamson, aged forty-one years. Deceased had been afflicted many years, and bore her sufferings with that fortitude her Christian faith engendered. She was for many a consistent member of the Baptist church. She had the advantage of the best medical skill and careful nursing, all without avail. Her remains were committed to earth last Tuesday afternoon. She leaves a sad-hearted husband to mourn her loss.
“Beautiful spirit free from all pain,
Ours the heartache, the sorrow and pain,
Thine is the glory and infinite gain
Thy slumber is sweet.
[Place of interment unknown]

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Williamson, William McWillie

Mr. W. M. Williamson

Funeral services were held at Odd Fellows Rest in this city for Mr. William M. Williamson of Eagle Lake Tuesday evening at three o’clock. Funeral was held at the residence in Eagle Lake previous to bringing the body here.
Mr. Williamson passed out of this life Monday.

He was for many years a practicing attorney at law, and well known over the county.

Colorado County Citizen, September 15, 1932, page 1
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