Bonnie May Watkins

23 September 1894–10 April 1970 (Age 75)
Cherokee, Alabama, United States

The Life of Bonnie May

When Bonnie May Watkins was born on 23 September 1894, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States, her father, John William Wiley Watkins, was 36 and her mother, Laury M Hartline, was 36. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with William Thomas Ferrell. She lived in Justice Precinct 8, Navarro, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 10 April 1970, in Borger, Hutchinson, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wellington, Collingsworth, Texas, United States.

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William Thomas Ferrell
Bonnie May Watkins
Gwendolyn Aline Ferrell
Willie Joe Ferrell

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Parents and Siblings

    John William Wiley Watkins





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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 1

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Bonnie M Watkins in household of Laura M Watkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bonnie Ferrell in household of Will T Ferrell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bonnie M Watkins in household of John W Watkins, "United States Census, 1900"

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