October 30, 1860, Camden, New York.

November 12, 1941, St. Petersburg, Florida.


Milan was the son of William Bradford Williams and Mary Hancock Bagley. He married twice, to Jennie Rose (1880) and Juliette Mead (1905, York, Nebraska).

In 1884, Williams was General Secretary for the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He was YMCA State Secretary in Atlanta, Georgia, 1887–92.

From 1894–1902 he held evangelistic meetings with song leader Charles Alexander. Then, in the spring of 1902, he spent a few months traveling in the Holy Land.

In 1911, he was elected Kansas State Representative for the 109th District. In 1917, he was president of the Interdenominational Association of Evangelists. In the 1930s, he was director and curator of the St. Petersburg Historical Society Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Williams’ works include:

  1. My Mother’s Bible

Williams’ burial place