Julia Dickinson Watson

1860–1937 (Age 76)
Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Julia Dickinson

Julia Dickinson Watson was born in August 1860, in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States as the daughter of George Watson and Julia Dickinson. She married Alexander Slason Thompson on 28 April 1887, in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Shields Township, Lake, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 30 April 1937, in Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Slason Thompson
Julia Dickinson Watson
Marriage: 28 April 1887
Julia Thompson
Barbara Thompson
Margaret Thompson

Spouse and Children

28 April 1887
Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Watson


    Julia Dickinson





    Jenny E Watson


    Margaret Watson


World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Julia D Watson in household of George Watson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Julia W Thompson in household of James A Walker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Julia Thompson in household of Slason Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"

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