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Elmer S Watson
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1867
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 17, 1936
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA

PA--Meadville Tribune....20 May 1936
ELMER WATSON: A Springboro man who had been missing since early Sunday was found drowned yesterday afternoon in the creek near his home. Elmer Watson, nearing 70, was the drowned man. He had been despondent since the death of his wife about a year ago & had been living alone, relatives said. Mrs Roscoe Watson-Springboro; a dau-in-law, having a premonition that something was wrong, went to his home at 6 o'clock Sunday morning. He was not there but she noted that a fire had been kindled & believed him to be just temporarily absent. When he failed to return to his home Sunday night his relatives became anxious & instituted inquiries. A hat found floating in Conneaut Creek at Springboro near the swimming hole on Monday later was identified as that of the missing man, officials announced. Dragging operations were starting at the creek yesterday & Watson's body was recovered in about 10' of water about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The man's death was attributed to suicide after an investigation made last night by DrLutherJ King-Meadville-CntyCoroner, who gave an official verdict to that effect. MrWatson who had lived in Springboro for many years was widely known in the community where he formerly operated a farm. He is survived by 5 sons: Bert, Roscoe & Don-all-Springboro; Ralph-TurkeyCity & Jolly Watson-who lives in the West. A dau: Mrs Myrtle Smith-Meadville also survives. Service will be held Thursday afternoon from William Smith Funeral Home. RevJohn Dornhoefer-Springboro United Church will officiate. Interment will be in Springboro Cem.
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  Amy Luella Betts Watson (1868 - 1935)*
  Ralph Clarence Watson (1889 - 1956)*
  Roscoe Walker Watson (1893 - 1984)*
  Clifford Earl Watson (1895 - 1921)*
  Gordon Arthur Watson (1897 - 1902)*
  Jolley Elmer Watson (1900 - 1975)*
  Myrtle May Watson Keyes (1902 - 1984)*
  Bertie Leo Watson (1904 - 1971)*
  Donald Fay Watson (1908 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Spring Cemetery
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Diana Watson
Originally Created by: DJ Csikos
Record added: May 12, 2010
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Elmer S Watson
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Elmer S Watson
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Rest in Peace...there will be many more family members to remember you now that you have another caring for your memorial
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Feb. 18, 2013
MOST ALL desire--A Forget me not! We should remember Andrew Betts-an early settler of CrawfordCnty PA as the father of this large family group. Rest in peace one & all; One more of the many distant cousins-Dianna
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Sep. 4, 2012

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