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Henry T. Williams Sr.


HENRY WILLIAMS, 72, GOLF RANGE OPERATOR, DIES
Henry T. Williams Sr., 72, owner of the Woodbine Golf Driving Range, died at 
7:05 a.m. today [March 10, 1960] at his home, Butler, R.D. 2, after a 
lingering illness.  Born in Oakland Township, he was a son of the late Luther 
D. and Bridget A. Convery Williams.  He was a retired boiler fireman of the 
Butler Bantam Car Company, and for the past 12 years had operated the 
Woodbine Golf Driving Range on the Chicora Road.  Active in baseball in 
Butler County, he was a former professional baseball player, and was one of 
the organizers of the East Butler Little League.  Mr. Williams was a member 
of St. Wendelin's Roman Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, and the East 
Butler Volunteer Fire Department.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Weiland 
Williams; three sons, Paul J. Williams and Henry P. Williams Jr., both of 
East Butler, and Knute E. Williams of Butler R.D. 2: five daughters, Mrs. E. 
C. (Dorothy) Daubenspeck of East Butler, Mrs. H. C. (Bessie) Newell of Butler 
R.D. 2, Mrs. William (Ruth) Wallace of Sharpsburg, Mrs. Robert (Marian) 
Kepple of Butler R.D. 2, and Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Deal of Butler R.D. 2; a 
brother, Joseph Williams of Philadelphia; three sisters, Miss Mary Williams 
of Butler, Mrs. John (Anna) Gallagher of Butler, and Mrs. Henry (Cora) 
Birchbichler of Butler; and 26 grandchildren.

Source: The Butler Eagle, March 10, 1960
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WILLIAMS - Friends of Henry T. Williams Sr., of Butler R.D. 2, who died 
Thursday, March 10, 1960, will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. 
Cunningham St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 
Friday.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from St. 
Wendelin's Roman Catholic Church, Carbon Center, with the Rev. Linus 
Dormling, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Arrangements by Geibel.

Source: The Butler Eagle, March 10, 1960
Contributor: Dan Convery, Modanco@aol.com

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