Charles Williams


State Board of Health Certificates

Jefferson College 786 II D R

Charles Williams, House’s Springs Post Office, 1873 (date of license or diploma)


State Board of Health Certificates

Jefferson College 787 II D R

Charles Williams 1884 St. Louis (college)


1876 Jefferson County Missouri Historical Atlas

Charles Williams, Maxville, Physician & Surgeon, Came to county in 1868 from Licking Co., Ohio


1880 Jefferson County Missouri Census, Rock Township

Charles Williams, Physician & Surgeon, Age 34, OH NJ Eng

Missouri E. 31 MO MO MO

Ellen, 3, MO


Missouri Birth & Death Records Database

Chas. Williams, House’s Springs 1884 (as signing physician)


Missouri Marriages, Page 52 Jefferson County

Charles Williams of House’s Springs, Jefferson Co., Mo. over 21; Miss E. S. Stephens of Big River Twp., Jefferson Co., Mo. over 18; 14 June 1886 license; married on 17 June 1886 by Wash Stephens, MG at the house of Wash Stephens, Jefferson Co., Mo. 


Jefferson Democrat, 16 JUNE 1886



Jefferson Democrat August 12, 1885

Another attempt at incendiarism was made in this neighborhood.  Last Sunday night, about 12 o'clock, fire was seen on Head's creek bridge.  As Dr. WILLIAMS returned home from a patient's he saw a flash of light shoot up from the bridge, at the same time noticing some person dodging into the brush.  He hurried up and roused the people of this place, who got there to save the burning structure.  The next morning a two-gallon jug was found near by, having the smell of turpentine, supposed to have contained that with which the villain saturated the bridge.  The finding of the jug may furnish some clue as to the fire-bug.      W.D.  House's Springs, Aug. 8, 1885.

From "History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford and Gasconade Counties", Biographical Appendix, Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1888.
Dr. Charles Williams, physician and surgeon at House's Springs, and the son of Hon. Stephen C. and Eleanor (Evans) Williams, was born in Licking County, Ohio, in 1846.  Stephen C. was born in Newark, N. J., about 1818, and when but a child came with his father, Elias Williams, to Licking County, where he was reared and where he has since made his home, as a well to do and substantial farmer. In early life he represented Licking County in the State Legislature one term of two years, and was also for many years a director of the county infirmary.  His father was a native of New Jersey, as was also his wife, and a soldier in the War of 1812.  The mother of Charles was born in Licking County, Ohio, in 1820 and died in 1872. The Doctor was reared at home and educated in the common schools and at Denison University, at Granville, Ohio.  He was in the 100 days' service under Capt. H. Beard, of the One Hundred and Sixtieth Ohio United States National Guards, and operated in Virginia.  He came to St. Louis in 1866, and served as shipping clerk in the Missouri Pacific Railroad freight depot.  He came to Jefferson County in 1868, and here taught school for two or three years. In 1870 he began the study of medicine with Dr. E. J. Thurman, of Fenton, and graduated from the St. Louis Medical College two years later. He then practiced his profession at Fenton for two years, after which he went to Lemay Ferry, and six years later removed to House's Springs, where he has since remained engaged in a successful practice. March, 1872 he married Miss Missouri E. Harbison, of Fenton, who died in 1881, leaving two children, Eleanor and Edwina. In 1886 the Doctor married Miss Emma Sue Stephens, a native of Jefferson County, daughter of Washington and Elizabeth Stephens, natives of Kentucky and Missouri, respectively. Mrs. Williams was born August 18, 1858. Her father, Rev. Washington Stephens, was born in 1808, in Lexington, Ky., where he was educated, living there until fourteen years of age. Then he removed to Missouri, locating near Hillsboro, the present county seat of Jefferson County, where he taught school in the winter and worked at farming in summer, until he attained the age of twenty-four years. Becoming converted, he professed religion and joined the Baptist Church and almost immediately afterward commenced preaching, and has since (covering a period of over fifty years) been engaged in the ministry. He is the oldest minister of any denomination living in the county, and perhaps in this part of the State, and has probably baptized more converts than any minister in this portion of Missouri. Although upward of eighty years of age he is still zealous in his calling, and while his physical vigor will not permit him to go through what he once could and did, yet he is ever found ready to obey his master's call.  Dr. Williams is a Democrat in politics, his first presidential vote being for Greeley in 1872.  He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the A. O. U. W.

Dr. Williams suffered a stroke in 1917.


Jefferson County Record, Hillsboro, MO
January 11, 1917 &  January 18, 1917
Everything and everybody has had a raise in prices in the last 20 years except the country physician. People have taken for granted that his prices like the rock of Gibraltar was immovable and unchangeable. H. C. L. at last has caused me to announce the following increase in my rates.
Call at office, ordinary prescription. $1.00
Call at home within one mile, $1.50.
Call at house further than one mile, 75 cents per mile one way.
Calls at house at night, $1.00 per mile, one way.
Trip to St. Louis with patient, $20.00
Obstetrical cases, uncomplicated, $15
All accounts due and payable within 30 days of completion of case and statement will be so rendered. Until Dr. WILLIAMS recovers, or until a physician is obtained at House Springs I will be at House Springs at Dr. WILLIAM's office on the even numbered days of the month in the afternoon. All calls cheerfully answered day or night. Phones, Local and Bell.

Dr. J. H. PARKER, Cedar Hill, Mo.



Jefferson County, MO Cemetery Records

Williams, Charles Dr. 

Sept 12 1846   07/09/22

Said ""Father"" on stone

Cedar Hill Baptist

on same stone as Sue E          

Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929 about Charles Williams

Name:   Charles Williams

Birth Date:          1847

Birth Place:         Granville, OH

Death Date:        8 Jul 1922

Death Place:       House Springs, MO

Type Practice:    Allopath

Practice Specialities:        House Springs, MO, 1873

Licenses:              MO, 1884

Practice Dates Places:     House Springs, MO, 1873

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis: St. Louis Med. Coll., 1872, (G)

Education:           Denison University, common school

JAMA Citation:   79:395

Cause Of Death:               cerebral hemorrhage