Janet Watson

28 July 1842–28 June 1898 (Age 55)
Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Janet

When Janet Watson was born on 28 July 1842, in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Watson, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann Watson, was 25. She married Robert Morris on 21 December 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 28 June 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Morris
Janet Watson
Marriage: 21 December 1867
Robert Watson Morris
Mary Ann Morris
William Charles Morris
Maria Morris
Jeanette Morris
Louise Morris

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 1
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 15
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

    Name Meaning

    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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    Janet Watson Morris

    JANET WATSON MORRIS Janet Watson was born 28 July 1842 in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Her parents were William Watson and Mary Ann Watson. While Janet was a child, her family moved to Calto …

    Sources (35)

    • Jannette Morris in household of Robert Morris, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Janet Watson in entry for Mary Ann Morris Groo, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Janet Morris in household of Robert Morris, "United States Census, 1880"

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