George Hopkins Williams,
of Kerenes, Navarro County, Texas
George Hopkins Williams II|
George Hopkins Williams II
Born April 7, 1915
Died July 9, 2006
Children Holly A. Williams Hays (1944-2004)
Kaye Williams Peterson
Parents George Hopkins Williams II
George Hopkins Williams II (April 7, 1915 – July 9, 2006) was in insurance
executive who created the George H. Williams World War I Aviation Collection at
McDermott Library at The University of Texas at Dallas.
He was born in Frost, Texas on April 7, 1915 and had two siblings: Emily
Williams Tooker; and Ralph Williams. He spent his youth in Waco, Texas and
graduated from Baylor University in 1939. He was a veteran of
World War II and attended Harvard
University to study radio and electronics, and was reassigned to the 94th Signal
Battalion with General Patton's Third Army in relief of Bastogne during the
Battle of the Bulge. He was also at Remagen. He married Ginny and had the
following children: Holly A. Williams Hays (1944-2004); Kaye Williams Peterson;
and Scott Williams.
He worked in the mortgage loan division at Equitable Life insurance in Dallas.
He assembled considerable material that became the cornerstone of the University
of Texas at Dallas. Williams organized and served as president of the League of
World War I Aviation Historians and started the group’s publication, "Over the
Front". He organized a seminar for the League of World War I Aviation Historians
at University of Texas at Dallas in 1988. The last three living U.S. flying aces
from World War I attended. He died July 9, 2006 at his home in Dallas, Texas.
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