Author Topic: Obit/death record Margaret Watterson Sept 22, 2011 unmarried, in Philadelphia.  (Read 624 times)

Online Peggy13

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Margaret Watterson died September 22, 2011 in Philadelphia. I think she is the daughter of Adam Watterson and Susan Leslie and she was born in 1915.
Hoping to prove this.
Thanks for any help
Peggy
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The major Philadelphia newspapers are searchable here - https://www.inquirer.com/archives/past-articles/  I didn't see her in them.

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Not what you asked for but an article on father Adam (under Waterson) you may or may not have come across

The Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 Dec 1944, Thu    Page 19

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/76943137/adam-waterson-14-december-1944/

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Daughter of Adam and Susan -  Lavina Watterson/McAleese.

Philadelphia Daily News Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 12 Oct 1992, Mon    Page 22

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/76945084/obituary-for-lavinia-mcaleese/

US Obit Collection gives a summary of Elizabeth Watterson/Parker - will send by pm in case it is useful to you.

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Thank you aghadowey. Odds are very, very high that Margaret who died in 2011 is the exact same person as the one born to Adam and Susan, with the date of birth being the same. I couldn't find her in 1930 and 1940 but you may have. I wonder what became of her sisters found on the 1920.
And thank you *Sandra* very much for the article on Adam Waterson. What a sad event. He was living with his nephew Henry James Waterson in 1940 in Philadelphia.
Peggy
Oh, I see a new posting by you *Sandra*. You are marvellous. This posting actually solidifies that the three daughters all lived, and that all are alive in 1992. And that Margaret does indeed belong to the same family and that she was unmarried in 1992 as she was in 2011. Adam's sister Martha married a McAleese so Lavinia may have married a relative. Also, Lavinia is a name in the family - Adam's brother also named a daughter Lavinia. I was puzzled by the name Evine on the 1920 census but I now see that it was short for Lavinia. And Elizabeth married a Parker. Lots of info in this 1992 article.
Thank you.

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Not sure if this one might also help you.

Henry James Watterson - The Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
28 Dec 1998, Mon    Page 20

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/76945937/obituary-for-henry-james-watterson/

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVTG-TMDC

Naruralization - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXF4-8NH

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There was also a stillborn daughter Anna in 1915-
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KX-WG3

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I was puzzled by the name Evine on the 1920 census but I now see that it was short for Lavinia.
It may just be that the enumerator wrote the child's name that way.
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The Ithaca Journal Ithaca, New York 22 Mar 1956, Thu    Page 4

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/76946139/marriage-of-watterson-ramsey/

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