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Orva Gilson Williams

advirtising executive

Orva Gilson Williams, American advirtising executive. Mason, Elk, Knights of Pythias.

Background

Williams, Orva Gilson was born on April 25, 1865 in Salineville, Ohio, United States. Son of Richard Gilson and Elmira (Frost) Williams.

Education

Descendant John Boyd of French and Indian War, and of David Boyd and William Gilson, soldiers in Pennsylvania Line in American Revolution. Educated Mount Union College, Alliance, O. Student Cincinnati Law School.

Career

At Coshocton, O., until 1899, at Chicago, since 1899. President and treasurer The O. G. Williams Company President National Association Advisory Novelty Manufacturers, 1908, 09. Founder and 1st president Ohio Society of Chicago.

Delegate Democratic National Convention, Baltimore, 1912. Founder and president Council of State Socs. of Chicago which conducted a Home Folks Canteen in the City Hall, 1917-1919.

Membership

Mason, Elk, Knights of Pythias.

Connections

Married Josephine Stack Ryan, 1894. Children: Elsie, Dorothy (Mistress.

father:
Richard Gilson Williams

mother:
Elmira (Frost) Williams

spouse:
Josephine Stack Ryan

children:
Elsie Williams

Dorothy (Mrs Williams