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Obituary Joseph Watterson, died Aug 1962, Manhattan
« on: Tuesday 01 June 21 23:48 BST (UK) »
I am told that Joseph Watterson/Waterson died in Manhattan in Aug 1962. Would like his obituary if possible to see if it mentions any of his siblings, especially any that had also emigrated. He did have a sister Margaret Helena Watterson that returned to New York in 1935 to 556 West 140 St. but don't know who else may have lived at that residence. Don't know if she married after 1935. Joseph was born 1904 and Margaret Helena 1906.
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Peggy
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Re: Obituary Joseph Watterson, died Aug 1962, Manhattan
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 14:25 BST (UK) »
I didn't see an obituary, but the NY City death index gives his date of death as 26 Aug. 1962.

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Re: Obituary Joseph Watterson, died Aug 1962, Manhattan
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 14:33 BST (UK) »
Did you check to see if Margaret Helena Watterson went back to Ireland ?

There is this record for a Margaret Helen Watterson US Departing Passenger lists
Departure 16 September 1956 New York
Destined to Prestwick Scotland
Pan American Airlines

There is also a death for a Margaret Watterson in Belfast 14 March 1997
Age 91 years
Burial Belfast City Cemetery
Last Known address was Castleview PNH Antrim Road

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Re: Obituary Joseph Watterson, died Aug 1962, Manhattan
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 14:46 BST (UK) »
Also in the same grave for Margaret Watterson City Cemetery Glenalina extension are
John Walterson 1981
Mary Haveron 1993
Don't know if these names are familiar ?

Rosie

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Re: Obituary Joseph Watterson, died Aug 1962, Manhattan
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 15:46 BST (UK) »
Thank you, shellyesq for Joseph's exact date of death. And thank you, Rosie17 for the info about Margaret Helena. I wonder if that could be Margaret who died in Belfast in 1997. She did have a brother Robert John Watterson who was a chemist and grocer in Belfast in 1939 - wonder if it could be John Walterson who died in 1981. Robert John and Margaret Helena did travel to New York together in 1929 and I believe they had contact throughout the years. I don't recognize the name Mary Haveron. I will look into the death of Margaret and John.
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Peggy
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Re: Obituary Joseph Watterson, died Aug 1962, Manhattan
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 15:53 BST (UK) »
I notice also in Belfast City Cemetery is  Elizabeth Watterson, died age 80 which would fit perfectly for Robert John's wife who was born 1894. Maybe Robert John remarried after 1974 to Mary Haveron.
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Re: Obituary Joseph Watterson, died Aug 1962, Manhattan
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 16:24 BST (UK) »
Yes might be worthwhile checking the death for Margaret to  see what it says 
The age would fit it with your Margaret Helena Watterson's  birth year
I don't see any records in New York

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Re: Obituary Joseph Watterson, died Aug 1962, Manhattan
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 16:41 BST (UK) »
I have written to Belfast City Cemetery with enquiries about Margaret Watterson, John Walterson, and Elizabeth Watterson, whose ages at death all fit with date of birth. Elizabeth was Robert John's wife and there is an Elizabeth in another section of the cemetery who died 1974 age 80 which age fits her dob of 1894. Here's hoping to find out something about them all.
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Re: Obituary Joseph Watterson, died Aug 1962, Manhattan
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 17:35 BST (UK) »
This looks like the Elizabeth Watterson age 80 last place of residence
29,Millisle Road Donaghadee
Also in lair G1 170 are
Annie Martin Watterson 1945 Age 77years
Thomas Webster 1935 Age 94 years
Thomas Webster 1941 age 58 years
Elizabeth Webster 1931 age 84 years

Rosie