The grave site of James B. Williams includes the inscription, “Here rests a woodman of the world.” (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Dec. 19, 1927, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 1, Column 6.

Old Benton Resident
Dies in Portland

James B. Williams, formerly a resident of Benton county, but recently of Bonita, near Portland, died this morning after an extended illness in the Good Samaritan hospital, Portland.

Upon his graduation from Philomath college in the seventies, Mr. Williams married Miss Ella, the daughter of the late Julius and Mary O. Brownson of Philomath. He taught school for a time, after which he practiced pharmacy, operating two prosperous stores in Portland for a number of years. Upon retiring to Bonita, he devoted his energies to the husbandry incident to a thrifty little country villa.

He leaves a widow and two children, Carl and Mrs. Hansel-Clark.

The remains will be brought to Corvallis by Southern Pacific train Wednesday at 2 p.m., after which interment will be at Newton cemetery.

Published as it appeared on Dec. 20, 1927, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 3.

Williams Funeral Tomorrow — The body of the late James B. Williams of Portland, formerly of Corvallis, will be brought here tomorrow from Tigard and the final service will be held at the grave in Newton cemetery at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. The funeral party will leave the M.S. Bovee Co. funeral chapel at that hour. Mr. Williams, whose death occurred at Tigard yesterday, was aged 70 years and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ella A. Williams, one son, Carl H. Williams, and a daughter, Mrs. Ada E. Clark of Portland. There is one sister, Mrs. David Brink of Spokane, Wash.