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Orison Burton WICKHAM
George W. WATSON
(1842-Aft 1920)
Rosannah WICKHAM
(1848-Aft 1930)


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Orson WATSON 3

  • Born: 20 Jul 1887, Dundee, Delaware Co, IA 4
  • Marriage (1): Ruby A. HARTSHORN in Sep 1910 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE 1 2
  • Died: 16 Jun 1959, Bremerton, Kitsap Co, WA at age 71 5

bullet  General Notes:

1910 NE CENSUS, Lancaster Co, Lincoln city: Jacob H. Watson, 32, 1st marriage, married 8 yrs, b. IA, parents b. IA, teaming, railroad work; wife Mabel, 24, 1st marriage, married 8 yrs, 2 children, 2 living, b. IA, father's birthplace unknown, mother b. IA; dau. Elsie, 6, b. IA, parents b. IA; dau. Lottie, 11/12, b. IA, parents b. IA; brother "Orson", 22, 1st marriage, b. IA, parents b. IA, teaming, railroad grading; sister-in-law Ruby, 18, 1st marriage, married 0 yrs, b. NE, birthplaces of parents unknown.

Orson Watson of Dysart, Benton Co, IA; 29; b. July 20, 1887 at Dundee, IA; farming for Fuller Boyd near Dysart, IA; supports wife & 3 children; claimed exemption from draft due to rupture; medium height and build, blue eyes, light hair.

1920 IA CENSUS, Buchanan Co, Perry Twp: Orson Watson, 31, b. IA, father b. US, mother b. IA, farmer, gen. farm; wife Ruby, 25, b. IA, parents b. US; dau. Margaret P., 8, b. OK; dau. Eva, 6, b. IA; dau. Opal, 3-8/12, b. IA; dau. Lavon, 1-6/12, b. IA; bro-in-law Francis Hartshorn(?), 18, single, b. IA, parents b. US, farm laborer, working out. The parents of all children were b. IA.

1925 IA STATE CENSUS, Polk Co, Grimes: Orson Watson, 38, 6th grade education, b. IA, father: George Watson who was b. IA, mother: Rosanna Wickham who was b. IA and married Independence, IA, unclassified laborer; wife Ruby A., 32, 7th grade education, b. IA, father: Isreal Hartshorn who was b. IA, mother: Olive Owens who was b. KS and married Topeka, KS, engaged in personal service; dau. Margaret, 14, b. OK; dau. Eva, 11, b. IA; dau. Opal, 8, b. IA; son Lavon E., 6, b. IA; son Everett H., 4, b., IA; dau. Ruby L., 1, b. IA. The father of all children was Orson Watson and the mother was Ruby Hartshorn and they married Lincoln, NE. Everyone was Protestant.

1930 IA CENSUS, Pottawattamie Co, Council Bluffs city: Orson Watson, 42, 1st marriage age 22, b. IA, father b. OH, mother b. IA, laborer, mfg. hog houses; wife "Rubby" A., 36, 1st marriage age 16, b. IA, father b. IL, mother b. KS; dau. "Margrett" P., 19, b. OK, single, servant, private family; dau. Eva May, 16, b. IA, servant, private family; dau. Opal L., 13, b. IA; dau. Lavon E., 9, b. IA; son "Evrett" E., 9, b. IA; dau. "Rubby" L., 6, b. IA; dau. Dorothy M., 3, b. IA; son Howard Leo, 5/12, b. IA; mother "Roseana W. Street, 82, wd, 1st marriage age 16, b. IA, parents b. OH. The parents of all children were b. IA.

NameL Orson Watson
Death Date: 16 Jun 1959
Death Place: Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington
Gender: Male
Age at Death: 71 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1888
Father's Name: George Watson
Mother's Name: Rosannah Wickham
Film Number: 2033964
Digital GS Number: 4224608
Image Number: 2410
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: 12244


Orson married Ruby A. HARTSHORN, daughter of Isreal HARTSHORN and Olive OWENS, in Sep 1910 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE.1 2 (Ruby A. HARTSHORN was born on 12 Oct 1892 in NE 1 5 6 and died on 23 Nov 1984 in Bremerton, Kitsap Co, WA 5 6.)



1 1910 NE Census.

2 Info from Brandon Nickisch.

3 1900 IA Census.

4 WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

5 WA, Death Certificates, 1907-1960.

6 Social Security Death Index.

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