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Williams, Sir George (1821-1905), a founder of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

John Springhall

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/36921

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Williams, Sir George (1821-1905), a founder of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), was born on 11 October 1821 at Ashway Farm, Dulverton, Somerset, the youngest of the seven sons of Amos Williams (1778-1841), tenant farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth. Long settled on the Devon-Somerset borders, his rural middle-class parents ...

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