Alva Maude Watson

12 January 1908–20 March 1985 (Age 77)
Taylor, Georgia, United States

The Life of Alva Maude

When Alva Maude Watson was born on 12 January 1908, in Taylor, Georgia, United States, her father, Homer Virgil Isaiah Walton Watson, was 35 and her mother, Lessie Lestina Purvis, was 34. She married David Thomas Harbuck on 1 June 1924. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in District 1156, Cook, Georgia, United States in 1910 and District 1656, Taylor, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 20 March 1985, in Mauk, Taylor, Georgia, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

David Thomas Harbuck
Alva Maude Watson
Marriage: 1 June 1924
Virgil Porter Harbuck
Freddie Harbuck

Spouse and Children

1 June 1924


Parents and Siblings

    Homer Virgil Isaiah Walton Watson


    Lessie Lestina Purvis




    George Washington Watson



    Archer Perry Watson


    Claudia Beatrice Watson



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 14

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Alva Mante Watson in household of Walton Watson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maud A Harbuck in household of David T Harbuck, "United States Census, 1930"
  • A Maud Harbuck in household of David T Harbuck, "United States Census, 1940"

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