Descendants of Alexander "Jack" Watson

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Generation No. 1

 1.  Jack1 Watson was born September 01, 1841 in Scotland1, and died April 06, 1908 in St. Thomas, Ontario1.  He married Mary Ellen Mason.  She was born February 25, 1842 in Scotland, and died June 28, 1939 in St. Thomas, Ontario.

More About Jack Watson:
Emigration: May 01, 1873, Landed in Canada after 6 week sail
Occupation: Gas House, St. Thomas

More About Mary Ellen Mason:
Occupation: 1873, Journey from Scotland to Canada took 2 months - a child was born during
 
Children of Jack Watson and Mary Mason are:
+ 2 i. Alex2 Watson, born January 18; died Unknown.
 3 ii. Bill Watson, died Unknown.
+ 4 iii. Agnes Ellen Watson, born June 28; died January 1928 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.
+ 5 iv. Mary Watson, born 1875; died April 28, 1947.
+ 6 v. James Keillor Watson, born January 05, 1876 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; died 1936 in Detroit, Michigan.
 7 vi. Edith Watson, born October 08, 1882 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada2; died July 01, 1954 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada2.  She married Jack Anderson Aft. 1939 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; born March 05 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada3; died September 27, 1944 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada4.

More About Edith Watson:
Cause of Death: Heart attack or stroke.
Occupation: Worked in department store in St. Thomas

More About Jack Anderson:
Occupation: Married Aunt Ede, then died soon after.

Marriage Notes for Edith Watson and Jack Anderson:
Edith and Jack both took care of their mothers.  They couldn't marry because of this.

We don't know when Jack's mother died, but the marriage could only have been 5 years maximum if Jack's mother was dead when Mary Watson died in 1939.  Edith lived ten years after Jack died, living on very little income.

+ 8 vii. Minerva Watson, born March 08, 1879; died November 1953 in St. Thomas, Ontario.
 9 viii. John Watson, born 1887; died July 27, 19575.  He married Gertrude Miller; born January 156; died March 1954.

More About John Watson:
Occupation: Taught Ariel Watson the Highland Fling
 

Generation No. 2

 2.  Alex2 Watson (Jack1) was born January 187, and died Unknown.  He married Joanna Unknown.  She died Unknown.
 
Children of Alex Watson and Joanna Unknown are:
 10 i. Winnifred3 Watson, born Private.
 11 ii. Bill Watson, born Private.
 

 4.  Agnes Ellen2 Watson (Jack1) was born June 288, and died January 1928 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada8.  She married Jack Wilson.  He died Unknown.

More About Agnes Ellen Watson:
Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery9
 
Child of Agnes Watson and Jack Wilson is:
 12 i. Bella3 Wilson, born May 08, 189510; died January 195410.
 

 5.  Mary2 Watson (Jack1) was born 1875, and died April 28, 194711.  She married (1) Arthur Unknown.  He died Unknown.  She married (2) John Robert McGregor.  He was born 1880, and died December 22, 1926.
 
Children of Mary Watson and John McGregor are:
 13 i. William Rob Roy3 McGregor, born September 06, 1893 in Detroit, Michigan; died September 04, 1974 in San Gabriel, California.  He married Leafie Edwards; born March 24, 1894 in Iowa; died May 28, 1986 in Alhambra, California.
 14 ii. Winnifred McGregor, born December 1900 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada; died Unknown.  She married Harvey Galloway; died Unknown.

More About Winnifred McGregor:
Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery

More About Harvey Galloway:
Burial: Unknown, GALLOWAY Harvey St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580

 15 iii. Margaret Olive McGregor, born 1910 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada; died Aft. 1974 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.  She married Unknown Snell Private; born Private.
 

 6.  James Keillor2 Watson (Jack1) was born January 05, 1876 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, and died 1936 in Detroit, Michigan.  He married Bertha Estelle Rushton, daughter of Hiram Rushton and Eliza Schmachtenberger.  She was born August 29, 1881 in St. Thomas, Ontario, and died May 12, 1912 in St. Thomas,  Ontario.

More About James Keillor Watson:
Occupation: Worked at MI Central Railway

More About Bertha Estelle Rushton:
Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery12
Cause of Death: Died of complications after stllborn childbirth.
Medical Information: Had 9 children-2 survived to adulthood, one lived a while but had hydroencephalitis.  The rest were all stillborn or miscarried.  After last birth, Bertha suffered severe bleeding and blood poisoning.
Occupation: May 1912
 
Children of James Watson and Bertha Rushton are:
 16 i. Edna Anita3 Watson, died Unknown in St. Thomas,  Ontario.

More About Edna Anita Watson:
Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery13

 17 ii. Jack Watson, died Unknown in St. Thomas,  Ontario.
 18 iii. Bobby Watson, died Unknown in St. Thomas,  Ontario.
 19 iv. Keillor Watson, died Unknown in St. Thomas,  Ontario.

More About Keillor Watson:
Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery14

 20 v. Betty Watson, died Unknown in St. Thomas,  Ontario.
 21 vi. Infant Watson, died Unknown in St. Thomas,  Ontario.
+ 22 vii. Ariel Laverne Watson, born February 22, 1900 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; died May 30, 1995 in Petoskey, Michigan.
 23 viii. Gordon Earl Watson, born 1904; died Unknown in St. Thomas,  Ontario.

More About Gordon Earl Watson:
Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery15
Occupation: Died as baby of hydroencephalitis

 24 ix. Horace Holroyd Watson, born July 25, 1905 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; died January 10, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan.

More About Horace Holroyd Watson:
Occupation: Cared for Ariel Billings's kids when she worked
 

 8.  Minerva2 Watson (Jack1) was born March 08, 187916, and died November 1953 in St. Thomas, Ontario17.  She married Harry Brown January 01, 190618.  He was born June 28, 188319, and died Unknown.

More About Minerva Watson:
Medical Information: Had a stroke in the 1930's.  Couldn't speak.  Had hospital bed in the living room.
 
Children of Minerva Watson and Harry Brown are:
 25 i. Robert3 Brown, born Private.
 26 ii. Betty Brown, born 1919 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada; died Aft. 1974 in San Mateo, California.  She married Evan A. Rosser; born January 19, 1917 in Canada20,21; died January 04, 1988 in California22,23.
 27 iii. Jack Brown, born Private.
 

Generation No. 3

 22.  Ariel Laverne3 Watson (James Keillor2, Jack1) was born February 22, 1900 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada24, and died May 30, 1995 in Petoskey, Michigan25.  She married William Albert Billings April 07, 1920 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, son of John Billings and Emily Bromell.  He was born October 21, 1893 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, and died June 06, 1975 in Huron Beach, Ocqueoc, Michigan25.

More About Ariel Laverne Watson:
Burial: Unknown, Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Presque Isle County, Michigan
Cause of Death: renal failure/congestive heart failure

More About William Albert Billings:
Burial: Unknown, Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Presque Isle County, Michigan
Cause of Death: Acute myocardial infarction
Obituary: June 1975, Huron Beach, Ocqueoc, Michigan26
Occupation: SS# issued in: Michigan, Last residence ZIP: 4976327
 
Children of Ariel Watson and William Billings are:
+ 28 i. Ariel Eileen4 Billings, born February 09, 1921 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada; died November 02, 2001 in Huron Beach, Ocqueoc, Michigan.
+ 29 ii. George William Billings, born Private.
 30 iii. Jack Ramon Billings, born July 07, 1925 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; died June 06, 1944 in Normandy, France28.

More About Jack Ramon Billings:
Burial: Unknown, Normandy, France
Cause of Death: Died at Normandy Beach
 

Generation No. 4

 28.  Ariel Eileen4 Billings (Ariel Laverne3 Watson, James Keillor2, Jack1) was born February 09, 1921 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada, and died November 02, 2001 in Huron Beach, Ocqueoc, Michigan.  She married Harry William Goodridge August 07, 1942, son of Jesse Goodridge and Allene Ashby.  He was born August 02, 1920 in Clinton, Kentucky, and died December 23, 1988 in Huron Beach, Ocqueoc, Michigan.

More About Ariel Eileen Billings:
Burial: November 05, 2001, Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Presque Isle County, Michigan

More About Harry William Goodridge:
Burial: Unknown, Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Presque Isle County, Michigan
 
Child of Ariel Billings and Harry Goodridge is:
 31 i. Jack Ramon5 Goodridge, born January 12, 1950 in Wayne, Michigan; died January 12, 1950 in Wayne, Michigan.

More About Jack Ramon Goodridge:
Cause of Death: Died at birth - Rh negative factor
 

 29.  George William4 Billings (Ariel Laverne3 Watson, James Keillor2, Jack1) was born Private.  He married Katherine Virginia Lang Private, daughter of Thomas Lang and Rose Bertrand.  She was born September 22, 1930 in Laurium, Houghton County,  Michigan, and died December 27, 1997 in Detroit, Michigan.

More About Katherine Virginia Lang:
Burial: Unknown, Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Michigan
Cause of Death: Bypass surgery
 
Children of George Billings and Katherine Lang are:
+ 32 i. Katherine Geralyn5 Billings, born Private.
+ 33 ii. William Thomas Billings, born Private.
 

Generation No. 5

 32.  Katherine Geralyn5 Billings (George William4, Ariel Laverne3 Watson, James Keillor2, Jack1) was born Private.  She married (1) Wayne Rodgers Private, son of Raymond Rodgers.  He was born Private.  She married (2) Richard Kevin Palmer Private, son of George Palmer and Emily Olesky.  He was born Private.
 
Child of Katherine Billings and Wayne Rodgers is:
 34 i. Brandon William6 Billings, born Private.
 

 33.  William Thomas5 Billings (George William4, Ariel Laverne3 Watson, James Keillor2, Jack1) was born Private.  He married (1) Linda Sue Price Private, daughter of Unknown Price and Patrinda Unknown.  She was born Private.  He married (2) Beverly Kay Tallent Private.  She was born Private.  He married (3) Karen Ostrander Private.  She was born Private.
 
Child of William Billings and Linda Price is:
+ 35 i. Marsha Renee6 Billings, born Private.
 

Generation No. 6

 35.  Marsha Renee6 Billings (William Thomas5, George William4, Ariel Laverne3 Watson, James Keillor2, Jack1) was born Private.  She married Todd Westfall Private.  He was born Private.
 
Children of Marsha Billings and Todd Westfall are:
 36 i. Devan William Russell7 Westfall, born Private.
 37 ii. Tyler James Thomas Westfall, born Private.
 
 

Endnotes

1.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, September 1: Grandpa Watson, 1841-April 6, 1908.
2.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, October 8: Edith Anderson, 1882; Died - Thurs, July 1, 1954.
3.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, March 5:Uncle Jack Anderson.
4.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, September 27: Jack Anderson died Wed., Sept. 27/44.
5.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, June 8: John Watson died 7/27/57, 78 yrs.
6.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, January 15:Aunt Gertie Watson; died March 1954.
7.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, Under January 17: Alex Watson.
8.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, June 28: Aggie Wilson; died Jan. 1928.
9.  Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," WILSON Agnes Ellen (Watson) St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.
10.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, May 8: Bella Wilson, 1895; died Jan. 1954.
11.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, April 28: Mary McGregor died 1947.
12.  Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," WATSON Bertha St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.
13.  Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," WATSON Edna Anita St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.
14.  Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," WATSON Keillor St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.
15.  Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," WATSON Earl St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.
16.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, This is a guess. The birthday book has her under Mar. 8. I had Edith's year as 1879, but found 1882 in birthday book, so swapped with this date and made this one 1879?
17.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, March 8Min Brown (died Nov 1953).
18.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, January 1:Aunt Min and Uncle Harry B married 1906..
19.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, June 28: Harry Brown, 1883.
20.  Social Security Death Index, EVAN ROSSER 19 Jan 1917 04 Jul 1988 94089 (Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, CA) (none specified) 573-66-6610 California .
21.  California Deaths, 1940-97, California Deaths, 1940-97  Viewing records 1-3 of 3 Matches  Surname Given Name Middle Name Sex Birth Date Death Date Birth Place Death Place Social Security # Mother's Maiden Name Father's Surname    ROSSER  EVAN  A  MALE  19 Jan 1917  4 Jul 1988  CANADA  SANTA CLARA  573666610    .
22.  Social Security Death Index, EVAN ROSSER 19 Jan 1917 04 Jul 1988 94089 (Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, CA) (none specified) 573-66-6610 California .
23.  California Deaths, 1940-97, California Deaths, 1940-97  Viewing records 1-3 of 3 Matches  Surname Given Name Middle Name Sex Birth Date Death Date Birth Place Death Place Social Security # Mother's Maiden Name Father's Surname    ROSSER  EVAN  A  MALE  19 Jan 1917  4 Jul 1988  CANADA  SANTA CLARA  573666610    .
24.  Personal recollections of Ariel Watson Billings.
25.  Personal recollections of Katherine Billings Palmer.
26.  Presque Isle Advance, William A. BillingsHuron Beach resident, William A. Billings, age 81, of Arrowhead Lane was dead on arrival at the Rogers City Hospital, Saturday, June 7th, at 1:30 p.m. after suffereing an apparent heart attack.Born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, October 21, 1893, he married the former Ariel Watson on April 7, 1920 also in St. Thomas. In 1928 they moved to Detroit where he was employed with the Ford Motor Company in their Experimental Department. After his retirement in 1960, they moved to the Huron Beach area.Surviving besides his wife, are one son, George of Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Ariel) Goodridge of Huron Beach and Mrs. Harold (Maxine) Hodges of St. Thomas, Ontario; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Gungel of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; three grandchildren and several great grandchildren.A prayer service was held Monday at 8 p.m. at the Gatzke Funeral Home; and funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke with the Reverenc Herbert J. Meyer with interment in the church cemetery.Pallbearers for William A. Billings were John Curtis, Casey Donner, Lewis Karsten, Arnold Miller, Harold Spens, and Lee Visner.
27.  Social Security Death Index.
28.  Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, June 6: Jack Billings killed on June 6, 1944.