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 Francis Elmon “Cotton” Watkins

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Francis Elmon “Cotton” Watkins

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 8 Jan 1965 (aged 50)
Falls Church, Falls Church City, Virginia, USA
Burial Falls Church, Falls Church City, Virginia, USA
Plot Section M, Lot 53, Site 9
Memorial ID 206778994 View Source
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Francis E. Watkins was born December 28, 1914 in Washington, D.C., the son of Clarence O. and Alice Gertrude Watkins nee Stevens.

Francis Elmon Watkins married Dorothy Amelia Howard on November 19, 1936 in Washington, D. C.

The 1940 VA Census shows Elmer and Dorothy Watkins, both age 24, with their daughter Johlene, age 4, living in Fairfax VA where Francis is a farm laborer. All were born in Virginia. However, Francis' draft registration on October 16, 1940 states he was born in Washington, D.C. Dorothy Watkins died on May 29, 1947.

Francis Elmon Watkins married Mary Hazel Mattingly on July 24, 1947. Hazel and Francis Watkins had two children: Francis Adrian and Linda Watkins. Hazel and Francis Watkins subsequently divorced.

Francis E. Watkins subsequently married Shirley A. Watkins. They had three children: Elizabeth, Melody and William.

WATKINS, FRANCIS E. (COTTON). On Friday, January 8, 1965, FRANCIS E. (COTTON) WATKINS of Fairfax Station, Va. Husband of Shirley A. Watkins; father of Elizabeth, Melody, William Watkins and Frank Watkins; son of Clarence O. Watkins. Also survived by seven brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at Pearson's Funeral Home, 472 N. Washington St., Falls Church, Va., where services will be held on Tuesday, January 12, at 9 a.m. Internment Oakwood Cemetery, Section M, Lot 53, Site 9.

Francis Elmon Watkins in the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
Name: Francis Elmon Watkins
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 25
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 28 Dec 1914
Birth Place: Washington D C, USA
Residence Place: Fairfax Station, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Fairfax Station, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Employer: Courtland Fairfax
Weight: 145
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 6
Next of Kin: Dorthy Amelia Watkins
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Francis Elmon Watkins Self (Head)
Dorthy Amelia Watkins Wife

Francis E Watkins in the Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Francis E Watkins
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 50
Birth Date: abt 1915
Death Date: 8 Jan 1965
Death Place: Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Francis Elman Watkins, VA Death Certificate #2243 states Francis died January 8, 1965 at Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Fairfax VA due to accute myocardial infarction and arteriosclerotic CV disease, and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Falls Church VA.


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  • Created by: Dennis Hubscher
  • Added: 3 Feb 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 206778994
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/206778994/francis-elmon-watkins : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Elmon “Cotton” Watkins (28 Dec 1914–8 Jan 1965), Find a Grave Memorial ID 206778994, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Falls Church, Falls Church City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Hubscher (contributor 49797822) .