Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Search for Williamsons Continues. Newton Scott Williamson

 Newton Scott Williamson and Wife Ellen
Do you see a Williamson resemblance?

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello Williamsons,
The 1940 Federal Census was recently released.  It has a treasure trove of family names and links that I'm beginning to explore.  My goal is to expand our knowledge of our Williamson family in America.

We descend from William Jonathan Williamson and Effie Helen Victor.  William Jonathan Williamson had several brothers and sisters whose descendants have spread from coast to coast.  I'm searching for those descendants of our Great Great Williamson Uncles and Aunts.

I found information on our Great Grand Uncle Samuel Williamson.  Samuel was born in 1866 and died on January 27, 1929 in Texas.  He married Celia Dora DeWeese.  Together they had four children

  • Clara G. Williamson 1895 – 
  • Newton Scott Williamson 1897 – 1975
  • Lemuel Hobart "Red" Williamson 1900 – 1981
  • Edith Marie Williamson 1903 – 1973
  • Goldie Mabel Williamson 1906 – 
I found the following information on Newton Scott Williamson.  First, the Relationship Chart.

I contacted a member of Newton's family through Ancestry.com and am waiting for a response.  It would be good to learn more about our Williamson cousins.  

The following is the only other information I have on cousin Newton taken from the 1940 census.
It is interesting to see that Newton's formal education ended with the 8th grade.  
More information to follow.


1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Newton Scott Williamson
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Missouri
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Russell, Russell, Kansas
Street: East Fifth
House Number: 925
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
Residence in 1935: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 5B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 153
Occupation: Pumper
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 300
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 1450
Income Other Sources: No

Household Members:
Name Age
Scott N Williamson 42
P Ellen Williamson 36
Floyd M Williamson 17
Eula M Williamson 13
Norma J Williamson 10
Newton S Williamson