Charles John Watson

Brief Life History of Charles John

When Charles John Watson was born on 16 June 1895, in Meigsville Township, Morgan, Ohio, United States, his father, James Elmer Watson, was 29 and his mother, Martha Ann Rose, was 24. He lived in Blue Rock Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Center Township, Morgan, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 January 1932, in Scioto Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Morgan, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Elmer Watson
1865–1930
Martha Ann Rose
1870–1950
Charles John Watson
1895–1932
Franklin Neal Watson
1897–1965

Sources (10)

  • Chas J Watson in household of Elmer J Watson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Watson, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Charles John Watson, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Wat’, a pet form of Walter that was particularly common in Scotland and northern England. See Watt .

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

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