Nettie May Watkins

21 September 1879–31 March 1961 (Age 81)
Sand Beach Township, Huron, Michigan, United States

The Life 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 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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Family Time Line

Adelbert Swarthout
1876–1950
Nettie May Watkins
1879–1961
Marriage: 24 March 1904
Waldo Justus Swarthout
1907–1994
Dorman Adelbert Swarthout
1910–1972

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 March 1904
Harbor Beach, Huron, Michigan, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Watkins

    Male1853–Male

    Female1858–1901Female

siblings

(6)

    Female1879–1961Female

    Lydia M. Wattkins

    Female1879–Female

    May Watkins

    Female1880–Female

    Shem C. Watkins

    Male1881–Male

    Abner C. Watkins

    Male1881–1969Male

+1 More Child

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 (also frequent in Wales): patronymic from the personal name Watkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • May Swarthout in household of Adelbert Swarthout, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mae Swarthout in household of Adelbert Swarthout, "United States Census, 1920"
  • May M Swarthout in household of Adelbert Swarthout, "United States Census, 1930"

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