William Watterson Jr

20 March 1839–6 June 1920 (Age 81)
Peel, Isle of Man

The Life Summary of William

When William Watterson Jr was born on 20 March 1839, in Peel, Isle of Man, his father, William Watterson Sr, was 35 and his mother, Mary Colvin, was 35. He married Caroline Hobbs on 13 December 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He immigrated to United States in 1844 and lived in Iowa, United States in 1846 and Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1908. He died on 6 June 1920, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Watterson Jr
Caroline Hobbs
Marriage: 13 December 1866
William Joseph Watterson
James Lamoni Watterson
Thomas Henry Watterson
Alma Eugene Watterson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 7
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Water 1’, a short form of Walter .

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

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    Story Highlight

    William Watterson, Grandfather of Mony Watterson & Kittie Tarbet - written by Kittie Tarbet

    William Watterson was born March 20, 1839 at Peal, Isle of Man, England. His parents, William & Mary Calvin Watterson. The family embraced Mormonism in 1844, came to America, landing at New Orleans, …

    Sources (46)

    • William, "United States Census, 1900"
    • William Watterson in entry for Caroline Hobbs Waterson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • William Waterson, "United States Census, 1920"

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