James Watson

11 January 1895–22 December 1969 (Age 74)
Macmerry, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Watson was born on 11 January 1895, in Macmerry, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Watson, was 28 and his mother, Jane Gibb Smith, was 32. He married Emily Maud Bufton in 1922, in Inveresk and Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. He lived in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 22 December 1969, in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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James Watson
Emily Maud Bufton
Marriage: 1922

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    Emily Maud Bufton


Inveresk and Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 1

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.

Age 13

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 23

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

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 (1)

  • James Watson in household of John Watson, "Scotland Census, 1901"

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