Samuel Teal Williams Obituary


Dr. S. T. Williams Passes Away After Illness Of Several Weeks

Dr. Samuel Teal Williams, prominent Waynesburg physician, died at 4 o'clock Friday morning, August 4, 1939, in the Greene County Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Dr. Williams had practiced medicine in Greene County for more than 40 years, the last 25 in Waynesburg. In entering the medical profession he followed in the footsteps of his father, being a son of the late Dr. T. T. Williams and Elizabeth Crouse Williams.

After receiving his elementary education in the district schools, he taught six terms of school in Springhill and Jackson Townships. In 1894 he entered the medical school of Louisville University at Louisville, Kentucky, where he studied medicine for two years, transferring to the Western University of Pennsylvania Medical College from which he graduated in 1897 and taking the State Medical Board examination in Philadelphia the same year.

While Dr. Williams was home on a vacation his father, Dr. T. T. Williams, a practicing physician at Nettle Hill for many years, was stricken ill and died, leaving a profitable medical practice which the son took up and carried on where his father had left off. Dr. Williams built up a large practice in western Greene County before coming to Waynesburg in 1914 to continue his profession here.

In 1898 he was united in marriage with Emma E. King,. To this union was born one son, J. Thomas Williams, , of Flint, Mich. Besides his wife and son he also leaves one grandson, Samuel Williams.

Dr. Williams was a member of the first Methodist Church of Waynesburg and of Waynesburg Lodge No. 153, P. & A. M., which will conduct the Masonic burial ritual at the funeral which will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Williams residence on Walnut street, East End, with the Rev. C. C. Fisher, of Dormont, fornmerly of Waynesburg, in charge. Interment will be in Oakmont Cemetery.

Democrat Messenger, August 5, 1939 (Greene County, PA)


Native of Jackson Township
Took Over Father's Practice at Latter's Death
In Waynesburg Since 1914


WAYNESBURG. Aug. 4. - Dr. Samuel Teal Williams, one of Greene County's best-known physicians, died in the Greene County Memorial Hospital at 4 o'clock thia morning. Dr. WIlliams had been in failing health for the last two years and death was due to a complication of diseases.

He was born in Jackson Township, near Nettle Hill, and was a son of Dr. T. T. and Elizabeth Crouse Williams. IN 1898 he married Emma E. King, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, J. Thomas Williams, of Flint, Mich. and one grandson, Samuel King.

Dr. Williams was a member of the First Methodist Church of Waynesburg and of Waynesburg Lodge No. 153, F. & A. M.

He taught school for a few years in Springhill and Jackson Townships and in 1894 he entered the Louisville University of Medicine, at Louisville, Ky., where he spent two years. He then entered the West Penn Medical College, where he graduated in 1897. He took the State Board examination at Philadelphia and then came home for his vacation. While he was on his vacation, he father died, leaving a large practice in western Greene County.

The younger Dr. Williams immediately took up his father's work, continuing this practice until 1914, when he moved to Waynesburg, where he had lived since that time and continued the practice of his profession until his retirement a few years ago.

Funeral services will be held at his home, 555 Walnut street, Waynesburg, Sunday, August 6, at 2 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. C. C. Fisher, of Dormont. Burial will be in the Oakmont Cemetery.

Newspaper obituary, source and date unknown (Greene County, PA)

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