Arthur Franklin Watson

1 March 1900–31 July 1996 (Age 96)
Watauga, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Arthur Franklin

When Arthur Franklin Watson was born on 1 March 1900, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, his father, Aquilla Arnold Watson, was 25 and his mother, Cornelia Emaline Younce, was 20. He married Laura Jane Hodge on 7 September 1925, in Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lower Creek Township, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years. He died on 31 July 1996, in Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Franklin Watson
Laura Jane Hodge
Marriage: 7 September 1925
Commodore Timothy Watson
Arvil Jones Watson
Francis Geneva Watson

Spouse and Children

7 September 1925
Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 18

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat ( see Watt )

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Oscar Watson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur F Watson in household of Quilla Watson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur Watson in household of Aquilla A Watson, "United States Census, 1910"

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