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
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
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 6
Next of Kin: Dorthy Amelia Watkins
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
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.
Alice Gertrude Stevens Watkins
John Webster Watkins
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