Williams, Cratis D.

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Williams, Cratis D. Gender: M
Cratis Dearl Williams
born on 5 April 1911 at 07:23 (= 07:23 AM )
Place Blaine, Kentucky, 38n02, 82w51
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 14°39' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°37 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 29°25'


American writer, the foremost scholar of and spokesperson for Appalachian life and literature and a pioneer of the Appalachian studies movement. Williams was also a folklorist, ballad collector and singer, linguist, professor, and college administrator. He married first Sylvia Graham, who died in 1942. On 31 July 1949 he married Elizabeth Lingerfelt. They had two children, David Cratis and Sophie. He died on 11 May 1985.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Tales from Sacred Wind: Coming of Age in Appalachia. The Cratis Williams Chronicles' by Cratis D. Williams (McFarland, 2003), p. 29: "I was born on Wednesday morning at 7:23 on April 5, 1911, in the lower front room (the telephone room) of my grandfather David Williams's log house on Caines Creek, Lawrence County, Kentucky."


  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer