Margaret M. Watson

16 September 1863–31 March 1896 (Age 32)
Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life of Margaret M.

When Margaret M. Watson was born on 16 September 1863, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States, her father, Benjamin Watson, was 41 and her mother, Isabella Nixon, was 35. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and West Grove, Davis, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. She died on 31 March 1896, at the age of 32.

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Benjamin Watson
Isabella Nixon
Isaac Newton Watson
Jeremiah Purcell Watson
Mary D. Watson
Hanna Louisa Watson
Clara Belle Watson
James B Watson
William M. Watson
Margaret M. Watson
Lincoln Watson
Hattie F Watson
Jessie Alice Watson
Katie P. Watson

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Watson





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World Events (7)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 4

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 12

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Maggie M Watson in household of Benjamin Watson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Maggie M Watson in household of Isabella Watson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Magie M Watson in household of Isabella Watson, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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