Alice Watkins

1869–1957 (Age 87)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Alice

When Alice Watkins was born on 15 November 1869, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Benjamin F Watkins, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ann Whilden, was 25. She married William James Williams on 22 March 1899. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Woolstock, Wright, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died about 1957, in Paris, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Alice Watkins
William James Williams
Marriage: 22 March 1899
Marie Evelyn Williams
Charles Williams
Bernadene Irene Williams
Della Williams

Spouse & Children

22 March 1899


  • Female1901–2006Female

  • Charles Williams


  • Bernadene Irene Williams


  • Della Williams


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1837–1901Male

  • Mary Ann Whilden




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1870 · P.T. Barnum's Circus Established in Wisconsin

Age 1

P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome was established in Delavan, Wisconsin in 1870.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 15

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 38

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

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.

Story Highlight

Alice Watkins Williams

My only memories of her was how crippled she was from arthritis in her old age. I was told that she often would take trips to visit her family in Iowa. She was a good mother but very stern.

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Watkins in household of Benjaman Watkins, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Alice Watkins in household of Burgin Watkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alice Watkins in household of Benjamin Watkins, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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