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, March 9, 2014

Our Great Grand Aunt Josie Williamson Good. Grandpa Williamson's Letter of Reference. Williamson Line.

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
Today I'll share a few things on our Williamson side.
I start with Grandpa Williamson's Letter of Reference and a couple photos of where he worked in Deadwood (credit: Aunt Kriss)

This was the letter of reference given to Grandpa Charles Williamson (father to Charles Ray Williamson) after his place of employment burned down in Deadwood in 1942.  Dad was six years old at the time.

 Two photos of the fire damaged Hearst Mercantile Co. Deadwood SD.

Grandpa Williamson's Sister Josie

This Relationship Chart shows that Great Aunt Josie was the fifth child of William and Effie Williamson of Sundance Wyoming.  Our Grandpa Williamson was the 9th child and baby of the family. The chart shows Grandpa's two wives: He married, first: Elda Vercellino; second: Elsie Jensen.

 Josie is photographed in the front yard of the Williamson home in Sundance Wyo.

 The following life sketch was written by Pat Williamson Biggs and Chanler Biggs and found in their book The Williamson Legacy.

Credit: The Williamson Legacy

Credit: The Williamson Legacy

Credit: The Williamson Legacy

Credit: The Williamson Legacy

Six of the Williamson children.  Grandpa Williamson is on the back row.

 Aunt Josie worked in this bank for 12 years.

Josie and her husband Lawrence C. Good had two children, Mary Ann and Helen Marie.