EMMOR WILLIAMS. Among the highly respected citizens of Madison County who have returned to agricultural pursuits after many years spent in other lines of endeavor, Emmor Williams, of Adams Township, is a representative example, He has always been an industrious, energetic workman, making his own way in the world by well directed efforts, and has fairly earned the respect and esteem in which he is universally held, Mr. Williams was born on a farm in Fall Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana, June 21, 1848, and is a son of Samuel F. and Arie A. (Rice) Williams.
Henry Williams, the grandfather of Emmor Williams, spent his entire life in Williamsburg, New York, which was named in his honor, There was born his son, Samuel F. Williams, who was reared in the Empire state, from whence he came to Henry County, Indiana, in 1829, and located near New Eden, He was married in Henry County, and came to Madison County in 1842, and after some preparation was admitted to the bar in 1858, He continued to practice law throughout the remainder of his career, served as justice of the peace of Adams Township for twelve years, and died at New Columbus, Indiana, one of the well known and substantial men of his community, He and his wife were the parents of nine children, of whom Emmor is the only survivor.
Emmor Williams received his education in the district schools and as a young man learned the trade of stationery engineer, an occupation which he followed for many years. When twenty-four years of age he removed to Pennsylvania, and subsequently went to Kansas, but eventually returned to Anderson, Indiana, where he was engaged at his vocation at excellent wages, being an expert workman, In March, 1910, he returned to agricultural pursuits, in which he has been engaged to the present time, He carries on general farming and stock raising, and has been uniformly successful in his operations, being known as a good business man and a practical farmer.
On September 21, 1871, Mr. Williams was united in marriage with Mrs. Mary L. Myers, of Berlin, Pennsylvania, who was educated in the schools of Pennsylvania and the normal school, and for some years prior to her marriage was engaged in teaching. Three children have been born of this union: Annie H., who became the wife of E. E. Coffelt and died on the 31st of October, 1894; Martha, who died in infancy; and Mary C., a graduate of the common schools, who is now the wife of A. H. Kirkland, of Anderson, Indiana, Mr. and Mrs. Williams are consistent members of the Christian church, in the work of which both have been active. Fraternally he belongs to the Masonic order, Ovid Lodge, No. 164, A. F. & A. M., of which he is Master, and Pendleton Chapter, No. 51, R. A. AT,; to Anderson Lodge, No, 746, I. 0, 0. F., and to Anderson Lodge, No. 464, K. of P. In political matters he is a Republican, He has always been a willing supporter of movements promoted with the idea of advancing the welfare of his community or its people, and has ever been a friend of education, morality and good citizenship, He has a wide acquaintance in Adams Township, where his numerous friends testify to his general popularity.