Nettie May Watkins

Female21 September 1879–31 March 1961

Brief Life History of Nettie May

When Nettie May Watkins was born on 21 September 1879, in Sand Beach Township, Huron, Michigan, United States, her father, Benjamin Watkins, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Grace Mann, was 20. She married Adelbert Swarthout on 24 March 1904, in Harbor Beach, Huron, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Harbor Beach, Huron, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Detroit Ward 17, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 March 1961, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81.

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Adelbert Swarthout
Nettie May Watkins
Marriage: 24 March 1904
Waldo Justus Swarthout
Dorman Adelbert Swarthout

Sources (10)

  • May Swarthout in household of Adelbert Swarthout, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nettie M Watkins, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • May Watkins, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 March 1904Harbor Beach, Huron, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

    Age 2

    "During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, ""Stove Capital of the World."""

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 22

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: variant of Watkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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