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Henry Clay Watson
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1848
Franklin
Williamson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1885
Mexia
Limestone County
Texas, USA

Freestone Co, Tx - Obit of Henry Clay Watson

Fairfield Recorder newspaper - Oct 23, 1885 edition

"Died - at this residence in Mexia, on Tuesday, October 20th, 1885, Mr. H. C.
Watson aged about 37.

The deceased was taken ill some weeks ago, it is thought, with the prevailing
fever, dengue, and was at one time convalescent, then getting up too soon, he
relapsed and gradually grew worse until the final end came.

Mr. Watson was the junior member of a well-known firm of C. L. Watson, and
brother and had lived in Mexia for the last ten years. The deceased was
well-known as a most pleasant, sociabable gentleman and generous liberal
hearted man. He was held in high esteem in his town and had for several years
through his position in the municipal government of his town, repeatedly
tendered him and recognition of his good practical sense and sterling business
qualities. His untimely death just as he had about reached meridian of life is
a sad stroke of fate to his many warm friends andrelatives and escpecially to
his bereaved family - a wife and three little children.

The deceased was born in Tennessee but came to this county with his parents,
when but a few years old. He was raised in this county and lived there until
he moved to Mexia, and was the youngest one of his four brothers, Messrs. W.
T., C. L. and A. T. Watson.

His remains were interred last Wednesday morning in Mexia cemetery and followed
to the grave by a large concourse of citizens and by the Masonic Fraternity and
the Knights of Honor, both of which societies paid his memory the honor of
their impressive burial ceremonies.

A kind loving hearted man has gone. Peace to his ashes."
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Watson (____ - 1859)
  Martha D Echols Watson (____ - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Elizabeth Adams Watson (1854 - 1909)
 
 Children:
  Martha Rebecca Watson Womack (1876 - 1961)*
  Georgia Watson Bergerson (1880 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Champness Watson (____ - 1864)*
  William Terry Watson (1824 - 1919)*
  Elizabeth Jane Susan Watson Ward (1826 - ____)*
  Wilmoth Watson (1835 - 1919)*
  Charles Lewis Watson (1841 - 1926)*
  Alexander Tazewell Watson (1845 - 1918)*
  Henry Clay Watson (1848 - 1885)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mexia City Cemetery
Mexia
Limestone County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section E
 
Created by: Bettie Anne Jones
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71644034
Henry Clay Watson
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Added by: Larry & Connie Schultz Scarborough
 
 
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