Reuben James Watson

18 February 1870–23 January 1949 (Age 78)
Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Reuben James

When Reuben James Watson was born on 18 February 1870, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, James William Watson, was 21 and his mother, Thirza Mahala Bunting, was 21. He married Margaret Mary Mace on 26 December 1900, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Socorro, New Mexico, United States in 1885 and Election Precinct 4 Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 23 January 1949, in Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben James Watson
Margaret Mary Mace
Marriage: 26 December 1900
Dorothy Alice Watson
Grace Watson
Lynn Marle Watson
Camilla Watson
Arlo Cleon Watson
Elden Mace Watson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1900St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 2
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1878 · Children's Primary Association
    Age 8
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized the Children's Primary Association in Farmington on August 11. The first meeting was held in what is now known as Rock Church.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 26
    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.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 82750;2007: 182190; 2010: 252579)Scottish, English, and Irish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Wat’, a pet form of Walter that was particularly common in Scotland and northern England. See Watt .

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

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    Sources (49)

    • Reuben James Watspm in entry for Lynn Marl Watson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Rubin James Watson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Ruben James Watson in entry for Elden M Watson and Eileen Lewis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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