James Herbert Watson

14 March 1868–1953 (Age 84)
Adjala, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

The Life of James Herbert

When James Herbert Watson was born on 14 March 1868, in Adjala, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Watson, was 40 and his mother, Ann Jane Cotton, was 30. He married Marjorie McElwain on 10 July 1899, in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died in 1953, in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

James Herbert Watson
Marjorie McElwain
Marriage: 10 July 1899
Elizabeth Ann Jane Byril Watson
Iola Marjorie Watson

Spouse and Children

10 July 1899
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada


    Elizabeth Ann Jane Byril Watson


    Iola Marjorie Watson


Parents and Siblings

    James Watson


    Ann Jane Cotton




+2 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 1

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 15

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 38

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat ( see Watt )

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Herbert Watson in entry for Iola Marjorie Watson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • James H Watson in entry for Cyril Aldham Patterson and Elizabeth Ann Jane Beryl Watson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • James Herbert Watson in entry for Elizabeth Ann Jane Beryl Watson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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