Violet S. (Hankins) Williams, 1880s-1890s

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A formal portrait of Violet S. (Hankins) Williams. She wears a high collared dress. The photographer's name, Townsend, is typed on the bottom of portrait, along with his studio address: "22 Clinton Street, Ground Floor, I.C. IA".

Violet Selena Williams was born March 11, 1857 in Ohio to Gilbert and Mary Taylor (Violet) Hankins. She married John Williams and in 1870, the couple moved to Coralville, Iowa. They rented a house on Seventh Street until 1898, when they moved into a farm house built by John on land originally owned by Ezekiel Clark. The property was named "Sunnycrest Farm" and the family lived there until 1922.

John and Violet had two children: Charles A. (b. 1877) and Mabel (b. 1879). After John's death in 1925, Violet moved to Jackson, Mississippi to live with daughter Mabel. She was buried with her husband in Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City after her death in 1948 (Lovetinsky et al., p. 127; Ancestry Library).

Creator

Townsend

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

1880s-1890s

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Coverage

Iowa City, Iowa

Files

98.34.86.jpg

Citation

Townsend, “Violet S. (Hankins) Williams, 1880s-1890s,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed October 19, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/182.

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