Janet Smith Watson

3 January 1899–
Aurora Township, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of Janet Smith

When Janet Smith Watson was born on 3 January 1899, in Aurora Township, Kane, Illinois, United States, her father, Peter Smith Watson, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Bruce Christie, was 25. She married Kenneth Cole Palmer on 24 November 1923, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Kenneth Cole Palmer
Janet Smith Watson
Marriage: 24 November 1923
Tom Palmer
Mr. Peter Cole Palmer
Peter Cole Palmer

Spouse and Children

24 November 1923
Kane, Illinois, United States


    Tom Palmer


    Mr. Peter Cole Palmer


    Peter Cole Palmer


Parents and Siblings

    Peter Smith Watson


    Elizabeth Bruce Christie




    Margaret F. Watson



    Jennie S Watson


    Janat Watson


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 11

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 32

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat ( see Watt )

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Janet Palmer in household of Kenneth Palmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Janet Palmer in household of Kenneth C Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Janet S Watson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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