Researched and compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2012



          Lyle L Williams was born in 1921 to William H Williams and his wife Julia Annis Brown in the vicinity of Ten Sleep, WY.  He had three brothers: Bill Williams, Carl M Williams and Alvin Williams.  He was schooled in Ten Sleep and completed High School there.  For a few years, he cowboyed for William (Bill) Spratt on the Bay State Ranch on the outskirts of the town.  [Marvin Davis book “Triangle E to Nowood”, publ in 2012].  His intention had been to study Forestry at Missoula, MT, but WW II changed his plans.  He entered the military and trained for a time on the East Coast, thence, to England.  His plane was shot down over England and he died in the crash on September 1, 1942, Lyle (known as Lum) preceded his mother and two of his brothers (Carl and Al) in his death; his oldest brother Bill passed away in 1937.



Memories:  Lyle (Lum) Williams was a good looking young man, well-behaved and had prospects for a commendable future.   He worked with Smilo Davis and Bill Spratt as a cowhand before entering the service.  His passing was a great loss to his family.  During the war years, I used to wait with Annis, his mother, in the Ten Sleep post office Monday-Saturday.  We  had many talks about her sons.  I was a teenager, but I often walked part way home with Annis Brown Williams before going home with the Moses mail.fb