William Donald Watson

1870–1953 (Age 83)
New Zealand

The Life of William Donald

When William Donald Watson was born in 1870, in New Zealand, his father, William George Watson, was 20 and his mother, Mary Fraser, was 20. He married Elizabeth Buick in 1896, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

William Donald Watson
1870–1953
Elizabeth Buick
1870–1949
Marriage: 1896
William George Watson
1897–1898
Myrtle Watson
1900–
Donald Heron Watson
1905–1956
Violet Myra Watson
1910–2007

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1896
New Zealand
children

(4)

    William George Watson

    Male1897–1898Male

    Myrtle Watson

    Female1900–Female

    Donald Heron Watson

    Male1905–1956Male

    Female1910–2007Female

Parents and Siblings

    William George Watson

    Male1850–Male

    Mary Fraser

    Female1850–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 17

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.
1893

Age 23

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 26

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

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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