Mabel Claire Watson

21 May 1891–23 April 1977 (Age 85)
Armstrong, Texas, United States

The Life of Mabel Claire

When Mabel Claire Watson was born on 21 May 1891, in Armstrong, Texas, United States, her father, Samuel Asbury Watson, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Bluford Ross, was 27. She married Chester Arthur Lunsford on 25 December 1910, in Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Whitesboro, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1900 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 23 April 1977, in Chula Vista, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Chester Arthur Lunsford
Mabel Claire Watson
Marriage: 25 December 1910
Margaret Lois Lunsford
Dale Ross Lunsford
Annabelle Lee Lunsford
Robert Watson Lunsford
Betty Frances Lunsford

Spouse and Children

25 December 1910
Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 23

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mable W Lunsford in household of Chester A Lunsford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mabel Lunsford in household of Chester Lunsford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mabel W Lunsford in household of Chester A Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"

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