Charles  T. Williams

          CHARLES T. WILLIAMS, grocer and hardward dealer, at Morristown, is a native of Fayette County, Ind., born August 3, 1855, and is youngest son of eleven children born to  John  and  Mary A. (Reynolds) Williams,  natives of Delaware, who emigrated to Indiana about the year 1836, and settled in Fayette County, where the father died in the early part of 1857.  The subject of this biography received a common school education and was reared on a farm.  At the age of eighteen years he began life for himself, by working as a farm hand, which he followed until the year 1882, when he engaged in the drug business in Morristown, purchasing the stock of  Mr. C. H. Daily.  To this business he gave his attention for three years, when he disposed of the same to Handy & Cremeens.  In April, 1886, he established a grocery and hardward store in the same town, and is now conducting a thriving business. His marriage to  Miss Anna E. Connaway  occurred January 5, 1875.  She is a native of Union County, Ind., born September 29, 1855.  To this union four children were born, viz:  Mamie H.,  Monticello E.,  Hattie A., and Paul T.  Mr. Williams is a member of Valley Lodge No. 627, I.O.O.F., of Morristown.  Politically, he is a Democrat, and always manifests a live interest in political affairs.  He owns, aside from his business, a neat and comfortable residence in the above named village.  He is recognized as a successful young business man, and is held in high esteem by those with whom he has formed acquaintance.  Mrs. Williams is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is a very estimable lady.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 649.
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