James King Watson

4 July 1879–4 September 1953 (Age 74)
Leitchfield, Grayson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James King

When James King Watson was born on 4 July 1879, in Leitchfield, Grayson, Kentucky, United States, his father, John W. Watson, was 24 and his mother, Susan Emily White, was 22. He married Ada Layman on 9 November 1904, in Grayson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 4 September 1953, in Leitchfield, Grayson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74.

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James King Watson
Ada Layman
Marriage: 9 November 1904
Mary Thelma Watson
Rupert Charles Watson
John B Watson
Eva M Watson
Emma L Watson
Mary A Watson
Nettie Ada Watson
Burrel J Watson

Spouse and Children

9 November 1904
Grayson, Kentucky, United States


    Mary Thelma Watson


    Rupert Charles Watson


    John B Watson


    Eva M Watson


    Emma L Watson


+3 More Children

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 13

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat ( see Watt )

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Watson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James K Watson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James K Watson, "United States Census, 1930"

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