Williams, General Roger D. (1856-1925)

Section O, Lot 136  
A prospector in the west, Roger D. Williams was founder and president of the Lexington Engine and Boiler Works. He served for thirty years in the Kentucky National Guard and commanded the troops in Frankfort after the shooting of Governor Goebel. He served in France during World War I and retired in 1919 with the rank of brigadier general. An enthusiastic sportsman, he was an organizer of the National Fox Hunters Association. General Williams was married to Mary Lyle Sayre, a daughter to Ephraim Sayre.  

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