Alida McClave <I>Wilbur</I> Watkins

Alida McClave Wilbur Watkins

Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Death 8 Apr 1995 (aged 96)
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 61640932 · View Source
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Alida graduated from Elmira Free Academy and then went on to Elmira College for 3 years before marrying Julain Lewis Watkins on July 2, 1921. She and Julian had three children, Wilbur, Tedrowe, and Sydney Lewis in the next four years.

Alida was a devoted wife and mother and excelled in the domestic arts. She loved to bake, especially brownies and Toll House cookies, and was a fine needle woman, sewing, embroidering, and needlepointing. She sewed many dresses for her daughter, granddaughters, and her granddaughters' dolls.

Her calm, upbeat personality made her a joy to be with. Her nickname was "Rosie" and that's exactly what she was. Her married monogram was AWW, Alida Wilbur Watkins or A Wonderful Woman, as her husband Julian often pointed out.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alida McClave Wilbur Watkins (16 Jan 1899–8 Apr 1995), Find a Grave Memorial no. 61640932, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Nanny (contributor 47179467) .