Virginia Mae Watson

20 August 1925–26 January 2013 (Age 87)
Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of Virginia Mae

When Virginia Mae Watson was born on 20 August 1925, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas John Watson, was 30 and her mother, Nellie L. Farmer, was 26. She married Donald Wilbur Ahrens on 6 February 1945, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 26 January 2013, in Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Pleasant Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Donald Wilbur Ahrens
Virginia Mae Watson
Marriage: 6 February 1945
Michael Donald Ahrens

Spouse and Children

6 February 1945
Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States


    Michael Donald Ahrens


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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 1

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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 (2)

  • Virginia Mae Watson in entry for Michael Donald Ahrens, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Virginia Mae Watson, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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