Margaret Ellen Watson

2 January 1836–16 March 1912 (Age 76)
Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret Ellen

When Margaret Ellen Watson was born on 2 January 1836, in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, her father, Guy Gaven Watson, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Meloy, was 21. She married James Miller Watson on 8 November 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1854 and lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 16 March 1912, in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Miller Watson
Margaret Ellen Watson
Marriage: 8 November 1861
James M Watson
Elizabeth Watson
Robert Nephi Watson
William Watson
Alexander Richard Watson
John Watson
Margaret Ellen Watson
Amelia Watson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 28
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Bannock, Idaho, United States 1919: Caribou, Idaho, United States

    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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    Sources (31)

    • Margaret Watson in household of Jas Watson, "New York State Census, 1875"
    • Marg Miller in entry for Robt N Watson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Margaret Watson in household of James Watson, "United States Census, 1860"

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