The Family of Wendy Williams Campbell

Milton Rogers Williams
Polly Stuart Williams (1954-2010)
Not Related to early American Williams
Gov. Roger Wolcott (1679-1767)
Maternal Grandparents Lt Harold W Boyd (1918-1968) and Ruth S Boyd (1896-1989)
Roger Wolcott Williams and Carolyn Boyd (b.1924)

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Wendy and Polly's paternal grandfather


Milton Rogers Williams (1888-1966) a Detroit architect, partnered with James Douglas Lorenz who had worked him in the mid-twenties and moved to Dayton, Ohio. He was born and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, son of Alice Rogers and Oscar B Williams, great grandson of William Williams, signer of the Declaration of Independence. He married Helen Van Hoessen (1893-1974) daughter of Mary Stone and Arthur Van Hoessen.


A series of commissions in 1936, one for a new commercial building in downtown Dayton, led Lorenz to seek a partner more experienced in the design and detailing of non-residential buildings. He formed the partnership with Williams, which was to become Dayton Ohio's largest architectural firm, Lorenz + Williams.

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