Ray Watkins

Brief Life History of Ray

When Ray Watkins was born on 4 October 1857, in Hamilton Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States, his father, Philo B. Watkins, was 36 and his mother, Margaret C. Wright, was 30. He married Caroline Johnston on 1 January 1890, in Franklin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Truro, Truro Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Marion Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 27 March 1934, in New Vienna, Green Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Obetz Cemetery, Obetz, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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Ray Watkins
Caroline Johnston
Marriage: 1 January 1890
Blanche Watkins
Ray L. Watkins
Carrie Belle Watkins
C. R. Watkins
Philo Bates Watkins

Sources (18)

  • Rha Watkins in household of Philo B Watkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ray Watkins, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Ray Watkins, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Marion township was organized February 24, 1873. It lies in a narrow strip in the form of a half bracket, along the eastern line of the city (originally Montgomery township) and partially across the northern and southern boundaries almost half encircling the city proper. The township was named after William Marion, Sr., who came to Ohio from Boston, Massachusetts, in 1807, accompanied by William Palmer. In 1807 he married Sally Waite, who came from Johnstown, New York, with her father, Jenks Waite, in the previous year. He died in 1837 at the age of fifty. William Marion in connection with his brother, Nathaniel Marion, owned between eighteen hundred and two thousand acres of refugees lands in Truro and Marion townships, which they had purchased shortly after their arrival on favorable terms.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Watkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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