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Re: Evergreens Cemetery Brooklyn
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 08 October 17 01:17 BST (UK) »
Doris Dean Watters (1927 - 2017 - with photo) wife of Robert Watters.

passed away on March 31, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Robert Watters for 52 years before his death in 2000. She is the daughter of the late William I. and Margot Larson Dean; and sister of the late William J. Dean. Doris was a long time resident of Delmar......etc etc........

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Re: Evergreens Cemetery Brooklyn
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 08 October 17 09:35 BST (UK) »
Hi
what a great team effort, thanks for all your hard work.  I have spent the day pulling it all together and have added a considerable amount of information to my family history book - and better still have found some new relations albeit they are no longer with us.  Unfortunate to see a couple of very young deaths but life was tough and there would have been a multitude of reasons for an early death.
Again many many thanks
Blacksmithy :D
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MacArthur:North Knapdale
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O'Brien: Australia, New Zealand

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Re: Evergreens Cemetery Brooklyn
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 08 October 17 09:50 BST (UK) »
There is a curiosity whether William Watters (half brother to Alexander Welsh)  ever met - in New York or was it just coincidence they were there afor a short time before Alexander Welsh passed away - probably one of those questions that never gets an answer.  :'(

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Re: Evergreens Cemetery Brooklyn
« Reply #21 on: Monday 09 October 17 09:12 BST (UK) »
Yes more questions than answers.  I cannot establish if Alexander continued to live with his grandparents (John and Janet) after the 1881 Scotland census where he appeared to be with them. 
However they were elderly and died in 1891 &1895 so perhaps it was time to leave them or perhaps he had had enough of his father and stepmother, or maybe he was after adventure and a better life!!  Although Alexander's Naturalization record states he arrived in New York 25 September 1890 I have not found an emigration or immigration shipping record for him under Watters or Welsh.  Brooklyn had a popn. of over 1m in 1900 so perhaps he didn't meet up with John but I do wonder if maybe it was his intent to go to NY because John was there. 
Alexander and John also had relations in Canada but those relatives had left Scotland in 1870 so it is unlikely they would have been an attraction for Alexander.

I do wonder what questions our great great grandchildren will ponder about us and the decisions and choices we make  :D

Welsh: Kilbarchan;Canada; New Zealand
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Re: Evergreens Cemetery Brooklyn
« Reply #22 on: Monday 09 October 17 14:01 BST (UK) »
Although Alexander's Naturalization record states he arrived in New York 25 September 1890 I have not found an emigration or immigration shipping record for him under Watters or Welsh. 
The name is transcribed as Alex Walsh.

Ship Arrival:  24 Sept. 1890
Age: 16 (b.1874)
Calling: Blacksmith
Citizen of:  Scotland

Line 50, last entry bottom of page.

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Re: Evergreens Cemetery Brooklyn
« Reply #23 on: Monday 09 October 17 20:20 BST (UK) »
Brilliant and thanks RJ137,
this family now feels complete in recorded fact.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the mysteries
Welsh: Kilbarchan;Canada; New Zealand
MacArthur:North Knapdale
 Weckesser: Germany, Netherands, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia
O'Brien: Australia, New Zealand