Caroline Watson

28 March 1919–27 May 2014 (Age 95)
Cherryvale, Montgomery, Kansas, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Watson was born on 28 March 1919, in Cherryvale, Montgomery, Kansas, United States, her father, Orley Hile Watson, was 29 and her mother, Hazel Foval, was 29. She married Leonard Francis Tayrien on 20 July 1940, in Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 27 May 2014, in Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma, United States.

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Leonard Francis Tayrien
Caroline Watson
Marriage: 20 July 1940
Tarry W Tayrien

Spouse and Children

20 July 1940
Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, United States


    Tarry W Tayrien


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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 2

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Caroline Watson in household of Oray H Watson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Caroline Watson in household of Orley H Watson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Caroline Watson in household of Orley H Watson, "United States Census, 1920"

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