Catherine Watson

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Watson was born on 5 September 1838, in Cameron, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, George Watson, was 47 and her mother, Catherine Baker, was 49. She married James Kippen on 10 October 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 24 April 1912, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Kippen
1820–1911
Catherine Watson
1838–1912
Marriage: 10 October 1853
Joseph Kippen
1854–1938
Catherine Kippen
1856–1904
Margaret Jane Kippen
1858–1921
Janet Kippen
1860–1863
James Kippen Jr.
1863–1919
Duncan Kippen
1866–1933
Robert Alexander Kippen
1869–1945
Elizabeth Kippen
1869–1916
George Watson Kippen
1878–1940

Sources (31)

  • Catherine Kippin in household of James Kippin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catherine Watson Kippen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Katherine Watson in entry for Margaret Jane Kippen Freestone, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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World Events (8)

1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1848

Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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The History of Margaret Jane Kippen Freestone

The year Margaret Jane Kippen was born was not a happy time for the Latter Day Saints. Johnson's Army was on the way to the valley. So the people, nearly all women and children, moved South. …

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