Henry P. Williams, daily news editor, dies in Evanston
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Oct 1928, p. 11

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Henry P. Williams, veteran Chicago advertising man and former well known resident of Glencoe, died last Friday at Evanston after a prolonged illness. Mr. Williams was 69 years old. He was at one time city editor of the Chicago Daily News, but later entered the advertising business under the firm name of Marsh and Williams. In 1902 he founded the Williams and Cunningham firm, of which he was chairman of the board at the time of his death.

Mr. Williams was a member of the Board of Education of New Trier High school for eighteen years, serving from 1905 to 1923. He was also donor of the Williams prizes for literary excellence, awarded annually at the high school commencement exercises. Mr. Williams held membership in the Skokie Country club and in several Chicago clubs.

The funeral services were private. Surviving Mr. Williams are a widow, one daughter, Miss Laura, and three sons, Lewis M., of Hubbard Woods; Richard K., of Glencoe; and Robert, at home. Memorial services were held at the Glencoe Union church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

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12 Oct 1928
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Williams, Henry ; Williams, Laura ; Williams, Lewis ; Williams, Richard ; Williams, Robert
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Henry P. Williams, daily news editor, dies in Evanston