Homer Watkins

9 November 1877–1 December 1951 (Age 74)
Mercer, Missouri, United States

The Life of Homer

When Homer Watkins was born on 9 November 1877, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Watkins, was 28 and his mother, Arcelia A. Elmore, was 26. He married Lillian "Lillie" Fleming on 22 June 1907, in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Grays Harbor, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Connie Election Precinct, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 1 December 1951, in Oakville, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oakville Pioneer Cemetery, Oakville, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Watkins
Lillian "Lillie" Fleming
Marriage: 22 June 1907
Ruth M. Watkins
Harley M. Watkins
Perry Thomas Watkins

Spouse and Children


    Lillian "Lillie" Fleming


22 June 1907
Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States


    Ruth M. Watkins


    Harley M. Watkins


    Perry Thomas Watkins


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jefferson Watkins


    Arcelia A. Elmore





    Clarence Watkins


    Maude M. Watkins


    Claude Calvin Watkins


    John William Watkins


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 12

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 20

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Homer Watkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Homer Watkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Homer Watkins, "United States Census, 1920"

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