David Stocks Watson

Brief Life History of David Stocks

When David Stocks Watson was born in August 1870, in Harlem Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, his father, Frederick Watson, was 46 and his mother, Eliza Stocks, was 47. He married Julia A Sanborn on 31 May 1898, in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Polo, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Azusa, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. He died on 11 August 1929, in Covina, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 59.

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David Stocks Watson
Julia A Sanborn
Marriage: 31 May 1898
Edward Watson
Ruth Watson

Sources (17)

  • D S Watson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • David Stocks Watson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Edward S Watson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Wat’, a pet form of Walter that was particularly common in Scotland and northern England. See Watt .

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

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