Everett Sherman Watson

8 April 1889–20 June 1953 (Age 64)
Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life of Everett Sherman

When Everett Sherman Watson was born on 8 April 1889, in Fayette, Illinois, United States, his father, Richard Maxey Watson, was 30 and his mother, Lucy Ellen Owen, was 30. He married Olive Mae Grant on 12 October 1912, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Avena, Fayette, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Avena Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States for about 5 years. He died on 20 June 1953, in Fayette, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Saint Elmo, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Everett Sherman Watson
Olive Mae Grant
Marriage: 12 October 1912
Nellie Catherine Watson
Velma Watson
Marshall G. Watson
Marjorie B Watson
Ernest Watson
Revis Watson
Max Watson
Robert Watson

Spouse and Children

12 October 1912
Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States



    Velma Watson


    Marshall G. Watson


    Marjorie B Watson


    Ernest Watson


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Maxey Watson


    Lucy Ellen Owen




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 3

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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Story Highlight


My grandfather is Everett’s grandson. He told me recently that Everett worked as a mailman! Then later he worked for the Secretary of State in Springfield, Illinois.

Sources (3)

  • Willard S Watson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Everett Watson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Everett Watson, "United States Census, 1940"

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