William Calvin Williams

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A black and white portrait photograph of William Calvin Williams (1847-1928) in cardboard frame. He is shown wearing a suit with his hair slicked back. The back of the photograph has the following statement: "Dad - 21 yrs. Your Grandpa Williams awhile before he and Marian were married, after the Civil War." William Calvin Williams traveled with a company of Union soldiers during the Civil War until he was old enough to enlist in the 13th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry and served for the rest of the war. He married Marian Alice Cook Williams in 1872, with whom he had 4 children. He was also a member of the Masonic order and G.A.R. in Grinnell. The donor included a post-it, which states "William Calvin Williams My grandmothers father."