Pearl Mae Watson

16 July 1888–12 April 1974 (Age 85)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Pearl Mae

When Pearl Mae Watson was born on 16 July 1888, in Kentucky, United States, her father, John Crocket Watson Sr, was 30 and her mother, Dollie Bryan, was 29. She married Thomas Bethel Tapp on 4 January 1905, in Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Magisterial District 3 Sorgho, Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 12 April 1974, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Bethel Tapp
1886–1952
Pearl Mae Watson
1888–1974
Marriage: 4 January 1905
David Herrin Tapp
1909–1961
Clifton Tapp
1914–
Arthur Ray Tapp
1915–1996
Margaret Tapp
1918–
Elmer Lee Tapp
1920–1952
Ruth Tapp
1923–1982
Lilly aka Liddy Lou Tapp
1928–
Mildred Tapp
1929–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 January 1905
Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
children

(8)

    Male1909–1961Male

    Clifton Tapp

    Male1914–Male

    Arthur Ray Tapp

    Male1915–1996Male

    Margaret Tapp

    Female1918–Female

    Male1920–1952Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Crocket Watson Sr

    Male1858–1917Male

    Dollie Bryan

    Female1858–1904Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1888–1974Female

    Female1890–1964Female

    Joe Watson

    Female1890–Female

    Safora Watson

    Female1890–Female

    Fie Jentry

    Female1890–1964Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 4

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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Story Highlight

A great way to grow up

This was my Mamaw Pearl. When I would visit my Grandparents on my father's side, my Grandfather's mother lived next door. She had a swing on the porch and we could spend lots of evenings sitting in …

Sources (3)

  • May P Watson in household of Crocket Watson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Pearl Tapp in household of T B Tapp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pearl M Tapp in household of Thomas B Tapp, "United States Census, 1930"

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