Margaret Prasha

10 July 1872–2 May 1948 (Age 75)
Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Prasha was born on 10 July 1872, in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Falloon Prasha, was 38 and her mother, Agnes Harrison, was 38. She married John Watson on 25 March 1892, in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881 and Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 2 May 1948, in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Photos & Memories (18)

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Family Time Line

John Watson
Margaret Prasha
Marriage: 25 March 1892
Thomas Gillespie Watson
Agnes Harrison Prasher Watson
Charles Prasher Watson
Elizabeth Rankin Kirkwood Watson
Alexander Kirkwood Watson
Richard Prasher Watson
Charles Prasher Watson
James Watson
Charlotte Murray Prasher Watson
John Watson
Jeanie Robertson Watson

Spouse and Children

25 March 1892
Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Falloon Prasha


    Agnes Harrison




    Elizabeth Prasha


    Charles Prasha


    Agnes Prasha


    Richard Prasha


    William Prasha


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 2

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Age 12

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 24

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified.

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

Story Highlight

John Watson meets Margaret Prasha

Rather than love at first sight it was love at first taste of Margaret's scones so the story goes. Margaret was 20 living in Dalry, Ayrshire with her parents and siblings. Her younger brother John Pr …

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Prasher in entry for James Watson and Henrietta Howard Hunter, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"
  • Margaret Prasher in entry for Raymond D O'Neil and Agnes Hadfield, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Margaret Watson in household of John Watson, "Scotland Census, 1901"

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