Joseph Middleton Watson

12 February 1879–14 November 1953 (Age 74)
Georgetown, Grayson, Texas, United States

The Life of Joseph Middleton

When Joseph Middleton Watson was born on 12 February 1879, in Georgetown, Grayson, Texas, United States, his father, William E. Watson, was 27 and his mother, Leona Mae "Onie" Clayton, was 23. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Louella Myers. He lived in Medina, Texas, United States in 1880 and Itasca, Hill, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 14 November 1953, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Joseph Middleton Watson
Louella Myers
Joe Christopher Watson
Jesse Watson
Adele Watson

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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 2

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Joe C Watson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joe Watson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joe M Watson, "United States Census, 1930"

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