Frank Basil Watson Sr.

Frank Basil Watson Sr.

Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 Dec 1977 (aged 63)
Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 27, Lot 117, Grave 1 Internment#40648
Memorial ID 154998991 · View Source
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Frank Watson served in the U.S. Navy for two years, four months and twelve days during WWII and was honorably discharged 11-9-1945. According to documents, family members and letters home he served in Iceland and Saipan as well as locations within the United States. Military records show he served as member of the CB's (Construction Battalion) as a painter. When he was inducted into the service his address was listed as 26 Chase St. Methuen, MA. After the war he worked for the V.A. (Veterans Administration) in Bedford, MA as a painter until his retirement.

Frank was born in either Methuen or Lawrence, MA. but neither of those cities could find his birth certificate. His last name (Watson) is actually his mother's maiden name. His father was a printer in Lawrence, MA.

His first wife was Anne Lindner Watson. Frank and Anne had six children together, Beverly, Frank jr, Richard, Linda, Earlene and Gary. They divorced sometime in the 1950's.

Late in both their lives Frank married a second time to wife Elizabeth A. Frances Watson 1921-1986 who is interred with him at Bellevue cemetery.

Franks hobbies were raising prize winning rabbits and showing them at the Topsfield Fairgrounds, Topsfield, MA. He also enjoyed touring the USA and Canada on his large Harley-Davidson motorcycle with members of the motorcycle club he belonged to.

I knew Frank as the most dedicated and caring father to his children I ever knew. He was a calm, honest, hard working person who always put his family first. It was a privilege to have known him as my father in law and neighbor to my grandmother on Hancock St in Lawrence, MA.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Basil Watson Sr. (10 Nov 1914–23 Dec 1977), Find a Grave Memorial no. 154998991, citing Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Paul (contributor 48868345) .