Williams, David 1895

Obituary – David Williams
Contributed to Genealogy Pit Stop
By Sheila Fritts
East Liverpool Crisis
Wednesday, 23 January 1895 – pg. 8

At the home of his niece, Mrs. Powell, in Gardendale, this morning died David Williams, aged seventy years. Williams was an old bachelor. He died of consumption, having been ill for several years. Williams, with his niece, came to this city immediately after the Johnstown, PA flood in May, ’89. That disaster wiped out what little property he had, and killed his near relatives. Since then he has been living with Mrs. Powell – who also lost several dear ones in the awful rush of waters. The remains will be taken by the morning east bound train tomorrow to Johnstown for burial.

Note: Maria Hopkins Powell’s mother, Ann Williams Hopkins Davis, was David’s sister. David was buried in Sandyvale Cemetery in Johnstown. The bodies of Ann and her daughter, Hannah Hopkins, were never found after the flood of ’89.