Sarah Watkins1

F, b. April 1889
     Sarah Watkins was born in April 1889 at Kentucky.1 She was the daughter of Henry Clay Watkins and Etta Lucinda Caroline Perkins.1

Citations

  1. [S114] 1900 U.S. Census, Census Place: Carver, Cumberland, Kentucky; Roll: 517; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0044; FHL microfilm: 1240517; Ancestry.com, accessed 17 Jan 2013.

William H. Watkins1

M, b. March 1894
     William H. Watkins was born in March 1894 at Kentucky.1 He was the son of Henry Clay Watkins and Etta Lucinda Caroline Perkins.1

Citations

  1. [S114] 1900 U.S. Census, Census Place: Carver, Cumberland, Kentucky; Roll: 517; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0044; FHL microfilm: 1240517; Ancestry.com, accessed 17 Jan 2013.

Dr. Andrew J. Watson1

M, b. circa 1830
     Dr. Andrew J. Watson was born circa 1830 at Kentucky.2 He married Josephine Milliken, daughter of William Milliken and Nancy Ramsey, on 9 December 1861 at McCracken County, Kentucky.1 He and Josephine Milliken appeared on the census of 8 September 1870 at Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky.2

Children of Dr. Andrew J. Watson and Josephine Milliken

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Dodd, Jordan, comp. Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900, accessed 27 May 2013.
  2. [S192] 1870 U.S. Census, Census Place: Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky; Roll: M593_464; Page: 213B; Image: 432; Family History Library Film: 545963, Ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2013.

Dezzie Euzell Watson1,2

F, b. 8 January 1912, d. 2 February 2006
     Dezzie Euzell Watson was born on 8 January 1912.3,4 She married Willard Hoots circa 1930. She died on 2 February 2006 at Burkesville, Cumberland County, Kentucky, at age 94.5,4

Children of Dezzie Euzell Watson and Willard Hoots

Citations

  1. [S69] Kenneth R. Scott, John Scott 1761-1843, Pg 117.
  2. [S75] Cumberland County News, online http://www.burkesville.com/ccn
  3. [S75] Cumberland County News, online http://www.burkesville.com/ccn, Dezzie Euzell Watson Hoots 1912-2006.
  4. [S50] Social Security Death Index, Individual Search, Name: DEZZIE E HOOTS, Birth: 08 Jan 1912, Death: 02 Feb 2006, Last Residence: 42714, Last Benefit: (none specified), SSN: 402-44-3299, Issued: Kentucky.
  5. [S75] Cumberland County News, online http://www.burkesville.com/ccn, Dezzie Euzell Watson Hoots 1912-2006
    Dezzie Euzell Watson Hoots, 94, of Bow, passed away February 2, 2006 at Cumberland County Hospital. Services were held at Norris-New Funeral Home on February 5.

Jacqueline Watson1

F, b. 27 September 1943, d. 26 August 2012
     Jacqueline Watson also went by the name of Jackie.1 She was born on 27 September 1943 at Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas.1 She was the daughter of William Jackson Watson and Elsie Dwinell.1 She married Jim Dyer after 1960.1 She died on 26 August 2012 at Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, at age 68.1 Jacqueline "Jackie" Dyer

Jacqueline “Jackie” Dyer, beautiful mother and Nana, departed this earth and joined her beloved husband in heaven on August 26, 2012. She was born on September 27, 1943 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only daughter of William Jackson Watson, DDS and Elsie Dwinell Watson. Her father called her “Sugar” from an early age, in part because of her disposition and partly in rebellion against her given name, which he begrudgingly gave her to appease his wife. After graduating from Hot Springs High School in 1961, she moved to Conway to study at Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas) from which she graduated in 1965 and where she met and married her sweetheart in life, Jim Dyer. They were married 43 wonderful years before his passing in 2008.

A lifelong teacher, she held a Master’s Degree in chemistry from the University of Central Arkansas and taught Advanced Placement chemistry at Central High School and at University of Arkansas at Little Rock; she retired in 1998. She never understood mediocrity and strived to do her best in all endeavors. She will always be remembered as a brilliant person who never failed to speak her mind. She had a quick and razor sharp wit coupled with a unique sense of humor. Once you figured that out, conversations with her resonated with levity and were mixed with hidden truth. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, also an educator, throughout the USA and Canada. She will be remembered by those dear to her as an incredibly generous and giving person.

She attended Asbury United Methodist Church for most of her adult life, raising her two daughters amongst a circle of friends that lasted throughout her life. She is the loving mother to Cindy and Christy, and during the last few years of her life Jackie relied heavily on the two of them for comfort and support during her many trials. And she wasn’t a quitter. You could always count on her to keep trying even if she didn’t feel like it. She loved her daughters and grandsons dearly, and what she couldn’t do physically, she made up for with kindness and patience. Nana could not do everything she wanted but she did what she could and she lit up when her boys were around.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Elsie Watson; brother, William Jackson Watson, Jr; and her husband, Jim Dyer. She is survived by daughter, Cindy Cole (son-in-law Mike); daughter, Christy Harward (son-in-law Matt) and four incredible grandsons (in order of birth): Miles Harward, Jimmy Harward, Seth Harward, and Connor Cole.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at Ruebel Funeral Home on 6313 W. Markham in Little Rock, Arkansas. Burial services are Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park in Little Rock. Services to honor her life and memory will follow at 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1700 Napa Valley in Little Rock. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home. Information and guest book at www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, please send an honorarium donation in Jackie’s name to Asbury Christian Children’s Development Center (“ACCDC”) or Asbury United Methodist Church’s Children Ministry.1

Children of Jacqueline Watson and Jim Dyer

Citations

  1. [S238] Ruebel Funeral Home, online http://www.ruebelfuneralhome.com, Jacqueline "Jackie" Dyer, Obituary, 2012, accessed 27 May 2013 (http://www.ruebelfuneralhome.com/obituaryindividual.php).

Lillian K. Watson1

F
     Lillian K. Watson is the daughter of William Hobbs Watson and Mary M. Witt.1

Citations

  1. [S180] 1910 U.S. Census, Census Place: Hot Springs Ward 6, Garland, Arkansas; Roll: T624_50; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0069; FHL microfilm: 1374063, Ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2013.

Nancy Watson1,2

F, b. October 1862
     Nancy Watson also went by the name of Nannie.1 She was born in October 1862 at Kentucky.1,3 She was the daughter of Dr. Andrew J. Watson and Josephine Milliken.1 She married John S. Clark circa 1881 at USA.3 She lived circa 1907 at Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico Territory.2

Children of Nancy Watson and John S. Clark

Citations

  1. [S192] 1870 U.S. Census, Census Place: Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky; Roll: M593_464; Page: 213B; Image: 432; Family History Library Film: 545963, Ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2013.
  2. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Millikens of Orange Co., No. Carolina, Children of William and Nancy Ramsey, Josephine Milliken, Pg. 491.
  3. [S114] 1900 U.S. Census, Census Place: Las Vegas Ward 4, San Miguel, New Mexico; Roll: 1002; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 0113; FHL microfilm: 1241002, Ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2013.

William Hobbs Watson1,2

M, b. circa 1865
     William Hobbs Watson was born circa 1865 at Kentucky.1 He was the son of Dr. Andrew J. Watson and Josephine Milliken.1 He married Mary M. Witt, daughter of William Jackson Witt and Catherine V. Gardner, circa 1895.3,4 He lived circa 1907 at Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas.2 He was the circulation manager for the daily paper in 1910 at Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas.3 He and Mary M. Witt appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas.3 He and Mary M. Witt appeared on the census of 8 January 1920 at Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas.5

Children of William Hobbs Watson and Mary M. Witt

Citations

  1. [S192] 1870 U.S. Census, Census Place: Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky; Roll: M593_464; Page: 213B; Image: 432; Family History Library Film: 545963, Ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2013.
  2. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Millikens of Orange Co., No. Carolina, Children of William and Nancy Ramsey, Josephine Milliken, Pg. 491.
  3. [S180] 1910 U.S. Census, Census Place: Hot Springs Ward 6, Garland, Arkansas; Roll: T624_50; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0069; FHL microfilm: 1374063, Ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2013.
  4. [S233] Internet Archive, online http://archive.org, Armstrong, Zella, comp., "Notable Southern Families", Vol. II, Lookout Publishing Co., Chattanooga, TN, 1922, Pg. 358, accessed 27 May 2012 (http://www.archive.org/stream/notablesouthern00unkngoog/…).
  5. [S179] 1920 U.S. Census, Census Place: Hot Springs Ward 6, Garland, Arkansas; Roll: T625_63; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 84; Image: 967, Ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2013.

William Jackson Watson1,2

M, b. 27 July 1897, d. before 2012
     William Jackson Watson was born on 27 July 1897 at Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas.1,3 He was the son of William Hobbs Watson and Mary M. Witt.1 He was a dentist in 1910 at Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas.2 He married Elsie Dwinell before 1940.4 He died before 2012.4

Children of William Jackson Watson and Elsie Dwinell

Citations

  1. [S180] 1910 U.S. Census, Census Place: Hot Springs Ward 6, Garland, Arkansas; Roll: T624_50; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0069; FHL microfilm: 1374063, Ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2013.
  2. [S179] 1920 U.S. Census, Census Place: Hot Springs Ward 6, Garland, Arkansas; Roll: T625_63; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 84; Image: 967, Ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2013.
  3. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3P1-5L5 : accessed 27 May 2013), William Jackson Watson, 1917-1918.
  4. [S238] Ruebel Funeral Home, online http://www.ruebelfuneralhome.com, Jacqueline "Jackie" Dyer, Obituary, 2012, accessed 27 May 2013 (http://www.ruebelfuneralhome.com/obituaryindividual.php).

William Jackson Watson Jr.1

M, b. circa 1940, d. before 2012
     William Jackson Watson Jr. was born circa 1940 at Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas. He was the son of William Jackson Watson and Elsie Dwinell.1 He died before 2012.1

Citations

  1. [S238] Ruebel Funeral Home, online http://www.ruebelfuneralhome.com, Jacqueline "Jackie" Dyer, Obituary, 2012, accessed 27 May 2013 (http://www.ruebelfuneralhome.com/obituaryindividual.php).