Jessie Catherine Watts

21 August 1888–23 July 1987 (Age 98)
Cedar Township, Benton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jessie Catherine

When Jessie Catherine Watts was born on 21 August 1888, in Cedar Township, Benton, Iowa, United States, her father, Sidney Dillon Watts, was 28 and her mother, Harriet Alexandria Sutherland, was 36. She married Lewis Earl Eggleston on 6 June 1911, in Eden Township, Benton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 23 July 1987, in Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Benton Township, Benton, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Earl Eggleston
Jessie Catherine Watts
Marriage: 6 June 1911
Harriet Ruth Eggleston

Spouse and Children

6 June 1911
Eden Township, Benton, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Harriet Alexandria Sutherland




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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 25

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 28

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Watt . This surname is also well established in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie K Watts in household of S D Watts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie Katherine Watts Eggleston, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Jessie Katherine Watts, „Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935“

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