Esther Velva Watson

Female9 August 1868–15 May 1925

Brief Life History of Esther Velva

When Esther Velva Watson was born on 9 August 1868, in Tittensor, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, David Walter Watson, was 38 and her mother, Emma Holt, was 35. She married John Levi Riggs on 14 December 1892, in Millville, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Stone, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 15 May 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Levi Riggs
Esther Velva Watson
Marriage: 14 December 1892
David Levi Riggs
Harold Elmont Riggs
Veda Blanche Riggs
Verna Grace Riggs
Velva Riggs
John Alfred Riggs

Sources (34)

  • Esther Watson in household of Emma Watson, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Esther Watson, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Ettie Watson, "Utah Marriages, 1887-1935"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 December 1892Millville, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 12

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Age 16

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Irish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Wat’, a pet form of Walter that was particularly common in Scotland and northern England. See Watt .

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

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