Alma Watson

1878–
Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States

The Life of Alma

When Alma Watson was born in 1878, in Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, her father, James Watson, was 43 and her mother, Mary Ann Amelia Furcht, was 34.

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Family Time Line

James Watson
1835–1917
Mary Ann Amelia Furcht
1844–1901
Fredrick Theodore Watson
1867–1962
Chester Watson
1875–1880
Alminda Watson
1869–
Lenese Monroe Watson
1871–1940
Delisie Watson
1876–
Alma Watson
1878–
Amelia Watson
1880–
James Sylvester Watson
1887–

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World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

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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