3 December 1917–30 March 2006 (Age 88)
Harris, Sullivan, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Watson

When John Watson BUMGARNER was born on 3 December 1917, in Harris, Sullivan, Missouri, United States, his father, John Carlos Bumgarner, was 52 and his mother, Ethel Lee Watson, was 36. He married Eleta Ruth Crum on 24 March 1940, in Missouri, United States. He lived in Clay Township, Sullivan, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 March 2006, in New Haven, Franklin, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States.

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Eleta Ruth Crum
Marriage: 24 March 1940

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24 March 1940
Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 14

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Respelling of German Baumgartner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Watson Bumgarnar in household of John Bumgarnar, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jno W Bumgarnar in household of John C Bumgarnar, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Watson Bumgarner, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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