William Franklin Watt

18 May 1890–4 March 1954 (Age 63)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Life of William Franklin

William Franklin Watt was born on 18 May 1890, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He married Fontella Sharp on 8 February 1947, in Buena Vista, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. He died on 4 March 1954, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, Virginia, United States.

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William Franklin Watt
Fontella Sharp
Marriage: 8 February 1947

Spouse and Children

8 February 1947
Buena Vista, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 4

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from an extremely common Middle English personal name, Wat(t), a short form of Walter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Franklin Watt, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • William Franklin Watt, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • William Franklin Watt, "Find A Grave Index"

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