Born: April 4, 1848, Cambridge, Indiana.
Died: February 9, 1930, Mt. Auburn (near Cincinnati), Ohio.
Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Alice was the daughter of Alfred B. Williams and Ruth Hoge Johnson, and wife of William Ernest Brotherton.
Though born in Indiana, she spent most of her life in Ohio. She attended the St. Louis Eliot Grammar School, and Woodward High School in Cincinnati.
Williams contributed prose and verse to periodicals such as The Century, The Atlantic and The Independent. She belonged to the Unitarian denomination.