Michael James Linwood Watton

Male5 January 1979–15 January 2003

Brief Life History of Michael James Linwood

Michael James Linwood Watton was born on 5 January 1979, in Daytona Beach, Volusia, Florida, United States. He died on 15 January 2003, in Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Sources (2)

  • Michael James Linwood Watton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Michael James Linwood Watton, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)


Age 1

Lake Placid, New York, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.


Age 1

Dedicated on November 17-21, 1980 by President Spencer W. Kimball, the Seattle Washington Temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the first temple built in the Pacific Northwest and in Washington. It is also only one of five temples where the angel Moroni is holding the gold plates.


Age 7

Space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after take off from Cape Canaveral. All seven crew members are killed. Manned space flights are suspended until September 1988.

Name Meaning

variant of Watten, from the Middle English personal name Wat, a pet form of Walter (see Watt ), with the characteristically West Midland genitival suffix -en.

habitational name from Watton (East Yorkshire), or perhaps in some cases from Watton (Norfolk), Watton at Stone (Hertfordshire), or Wattons in Bere Ferrers (Devon). The Yorkshire placename derives from Old English wēt ‘wet’, later replaced by Old Norse vátr ‘wet’, + Old English dūn ‘hill’. The Norfolk and Devon placenames probably derive from the Old English personal name Wada + Old English tūn. The Hertfordshire placename probably derives from Old English wād ‘woad’ + tūn.


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

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