Hannah Anne McAlister Williams

The following transcription was submitted by Karen Souhrada of Pittsford, NY for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in Ocotber 1998.


[Source: The Washington Observer, Washington, PA 27 Jul 1925]

[Transcriber's note: HANNAH ANNE MC ALISTER was born in 1856 Peters Township, Washington 
county, and she died July 22, 1925 Duquesne, Allegheny county, PA. From her 
death certificate we find the names of her parents (as reported by her son 
Harry L. Williams): JAMES MC ALISTER & JENNIE MC CLUGAGE. These families 
were early pioneer families in the Peters Township, Washington county area.]

Prominent Woman Is Interred In Pittsburg - Mrs. HANNAH ANNE WILLIAMS, Aged 
69, Formerly of Finleyville, Had Resided At Duquesne For Long Period. 
- Monongahela, July 26 - Funeral services were held in Pittsburg today for 
Mrs. Hannah Anne Williams, aged 69 years, mother of Jerry M. Williams, 
former member of the state legislature and wife of Nicholas Williams, Jr., 
who died Wednesday (22 Jul) night at her home, 30 North Second street, 
Duquesne. She was born near Finleyville and had been a resident of Duquesne 
for 38 years. She was a member of the English Lutheran church, of the White 
Shrine, the Order of the Eastern Star, The Order of the Amaranth, the Dames 
of Malta, Daughters of Liberty, Rebekahs, Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans 
of Foreign Wars and the Mothers of Democracy. She leaves her husband and six 
sons: Arch Williams, of Fairmont, W. Va.; Jerry Mc Alister; James B.; 
Nicholas Jr.; George T. and Harry L., of Duquesne; two daughters: Miss 
Bertha Williams [later married to JOHN WISEMAN], at home and Mrs. Edward 
Sweeney, of Monongahela; one brother, George C. McAlister, of Clinton, a 
sister: Mrs. Belle Cathery, of Dravosburg and 10 grandchildren.

"MRS. HANNA A. WILLIAMS DIES [Source: Pittsburgh Press, July 23, 1925] [Transcriber's note: The following obituary article listed her name as Hanna A. Williams, but the obituary listed her as Hannah A. Williams (nee Mcallister).] Mrs. Hanna Ann Williams, wife of Nicholas Williams, died yesterday at 11:30 p.m., in her home, 30 North Second Ave., Duquesne. Mrs. Williams was born in Washington county, Sept. 16, 1856, and had resided in Duquesne for 38 years. She was a member of the First English Lutheran church and the following organizations: White Shrine, Eastern Star, Dames of Malta, Daughters of Liberty, Rebeccas, Ladies' Auxiliary of the Raymond C. Burns post, No. 188, V. F. W., and the Mothers of Democracy. Mrs. Williams is survived by the following children: Two daughters, Bertha (m. Wiseman) at home and Mrs. E. H. [Elanor] Sweeney of Monongahela, Pa.; (*)Kirsh of Fairmont, W. Va.; J. M.[ Jeremiah]; James B. [ James Aloysius]; Nicholas, Jr.; George J., and Harry L. Williams, all of Duquesne; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Ms. Belle Cathery of Dravosburg, and a brother, J. T. McAllister of Clinton, Pa. Services will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., in the residence, by the Mothers of Democracy and the Ladies' Auxiliary and at 8 and 8:30 the Dames of Malta and the Rebeccas will hold services. Saturday services will be held in the home at 2:30 p. m., with Rev. Elmer Rice officiating. Interment will be made in the Richland cemetery, Dravosburg."
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