Wilkins T. Watson

12 July 1883–6 May 1954 (Age 70)
Sandidges, Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Wilkins T.

When Wilkins T. Watson was born on 12 July 1883, in Sandidges, Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, Wilkins T. Watson, was 38 and his mother, Bettie Frances Ellis, was 30. He married Gertrude Oline Holmen on 26 December 1923, in Kenyon, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Temperance District, Amherst, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Kenyon, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 May 1954, in Rochester Township, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Kenyon Cemetery, Kenyon, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilkins T. Watson
Gertrude Oline Holmen
Marriage: 26 December 1923
Lou Ellis Watson

Spouse and Children

26 December 1923
Kenyon, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Wilkins T. Watson


    Bettie Frances Ellis




    Myrtle Watson




    Eva M. Watson


    Ada Louise Watson



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World Events (8)

1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 1

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1888 · The Whitehall Mystery

Age 5

The Whitehall Mystery has some ties to Jack the Ripper, the victim was female and had been dismembered. The arms were found first; the headless torso to which they belonged was found a month later. The rest of the body was never discovered and the mystery was never solved.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat ( see Watt )

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wilkins Watson in household of W T Watson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilkins T Watson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wilkins T Watson, "United States Census, 1930"

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