Ila Maud Watkins

28 July 1899–14 October 1989 (Age 90)
Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States

The Life of Ila Maud

When Ila Maud Watkins was born on 28 July 1899, in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States, her father, Lemuel Watkins, was 34 and her mother, Estella May Williams, was 22. She married Paul Gerhard Backer on 5 January 1922, in Ada, Idaho, United States. She lived in Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1935 and Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 1989, at the age of 90.

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Paul Gerhard Backer
Ila Maud Watkins
Marriage: 5 January 1922

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    Paul Gerhard Backer



5 January 1922
Ada, Idaho, United States

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Ila M Backer in household of Ruth C Hannum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ila Backer in household of Paul Backer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ila Watkins in household of Lemmual Watkins, "United States Census, 1920"

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