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 Mildred Frances <I>Chavers</I> Watson

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Mildred Frances Chavers Watson

  • Birth 12 Oct 1912 Plum Creek, Freestone County, Texas, USA
  • Death 15 Feb 1966 Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 74221391

Mildred Frances Chavers, only daughter of Abe Chavers and Olive Gray, was born at Post Oak, Freestone Co., TX on October 12, 1912. After graduating from Teague High School in 1930 and attending both Westminster College in Tehuacana and Baylor University in Waco, Mildred graduated from North Texas State in Denton. She taught school for a time. Mildred married Edward Monroe Watson, Jr. on June 21, 1934, and they had one child, Jo Olive. They made their home at Stewards Mill for a few years and then built a home beside Mildred's widowed mother in Fairfield. An accomplished pianist, she provided music for many church services. As member of First Baptist Church in Fairfield, her abilities as a great storyteller made her a popular teacher in children's Sunday School. She spent many hours working with the PTA, Girl Scouts, Girls Auxillary, WMU and the Fairfield History Club. Mildred was the driving force behind the creation of the Fairfield Public Library and in 1959 was the first woman to receive the "Outstanding Citizen of the Year" award. Many fondly remember Mildred's humor, wit, and other eccentricities. After Mildred died in Fairfield on February 15, 1966, she was buried beside her father in Post Oak Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Eric Wood
  • Originally Created by: Michael Edd Bonner
  • Added: 31 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74221391
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mildred Frances Chavers Watson (12 Oct 1912–15 Feb 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74221391, citing Post Oak Cemetery, Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Eric Wood (contributor 46911836) .