James Walter Watkins

1864–1942 (Age 77)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of James Walter

When James Walter Watkins was born on 19 July 1864, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Benjamin F Watkins, was 27 and his mother, Mary Ann Whilden, was 19. He lived in Troy Township, Wright, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Woolstock Township, Wright, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 14 April 1942, in Woolstock, Wright, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin F Watkins
Mary Ann Whilden
James Walter Watkins
Minnie M Watkins
Alice Watkins
Charles Watkins
Sarah Ann Watkins
Mabel Watkins

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1837–1901Male

  • Mary Ann Whilden




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 3

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English (also frequent in Wales): patronymic from the personal name Watkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James W Watkins, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • James W Watkins, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • J W Watkins, "United States Census, 1940"

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