Arthur Abraham Watkins

5 May 1890–6 May 1982 (Age 92)
Mineral, Washington, Idaho, United States

The Life of Arthur Abraham

When Arthur Abraham Watkins was born on 5 May 1890, in Mineral, Washington, Idaho, United States, his father, Alfred Uriah Watkins, was 29 and his mother, Martha Jane Styles, was 25. He married Myrtle Isabel Frost on 5 April 1924, in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 1, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 6 May 1982, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Abraham Watkins
Myrtle Isabel Frost
Marriage: 5 April 1924
Myrtle Frankie Allen
Helen Lynn Allen
Arthur Donald Watkins
Nina Marie Watkins
Shirley Mae Watkins

Spouse and Children

5 April 1924
Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 6

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (also frequent in Wales): patronymic from the personal name Watkin .

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

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Story Highlight

Arthur Abraham Watkins

Now, Grandpa Watkins was something else. When I was a kid I was scared to death of him. He held out a bag of candy to me at one time, and I proceeded to take a handful. He said, Just one. Don't be a p …

Sources (3)

  • Arthur A Watkins, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Arthur A. Watkins, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Arthor H Watkins, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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