Son of Ezra Benjamin and Anna Wilhelmina (Engle) Embree.
NOTE: Born Embree; taken into home of Aaron and Elizabeth Williams at age 3; later adopted their surname.
Born: December 17, 1892 in Springville, Linn County, Iowa.
Died: July 26, 1993 in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina.
Occupation: Insurance sales agent Privident Mutual Life Insurance Company
Education: 1917 - Iowa State University.
Married: (1) Edna Eliza Willits September 23, 1919 in Whittier, Linn County, Iowa. She was born April 25, 1896 in Springville, Linn County, Iowa and died October, 1973 in Unknown.
(2)Ardith Lillian Emmons October 19, 1974 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The following lines are from a memorial read at John's funeral:
"For many years, he maintained an experimental orchard for Iowa State University. The vegetable gardens and orchards on the Whittier place were dear to his heart and his love of growing things was an aspect of life he shared with all his children...."

"He was an agent for Privident Mutual Life Insurance Company for 30 years, retiring in 1957. A life-long member of the Society of Friends, he served the local meeting in various capacities and Iowa Yearly Meeting as clerk for 15 years."