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Biography of Fred S. Watt

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Fred S. Watt, cashier of the Lovewell State Bank, is a man of exceptlonal ability and widely known in Jewell County, and besides his banking duties is also pastor of the United Brethren Church at Lovewell. Mr. Watt was born in Webster County, Nebraska, July 30, 1879. He is of English ancestry but the family located in Pennsylvania in colonial times. His grandfather, John Watt, was born in Indiana in 1810 and in 1871 became one of the piommer settlers in Webster County, Nebraska, where he homesteaded 160 acres near Guide Rock. He was a practical farmer, and spent his last years in comfortable retirement at Gulde Rock, where he died in 1891. He married Elizabeth Adams, who was born in Ohio in 1815 and died at Guide Rock, Nebraska, in 1899. Five of their children are still living: James, a retired farmer at Guide Rock; Fred, who follows the trade of butcher at Guide Rock; L. L., a retired hotel man at Guide Rock; Frank Watt; and Addle, who is living at Guide Rock, widow of Charles Ely, who was a farmer. Frank Watt, father of Fred S., was born in Vermilion County, Illinois, in 1857, and was fourteen years of age when his parents removed to the frontier of Nebraska. He grew up there,...

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Biography of William H. Watt

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William H. Watt, the president of the Delia Mountain Mining Company, has been largely instrumental in developing the natural resources of Idaho thus far, and his labors have not alone contributed to his individual prosperity but have also largely promoted the material interests of the state. By nativity a Canadian, he was born near Ottawa City, in the Dominion, December 23, 1851, and is of English descent. His grandfather, James Watt, was a native of England, and as an officer in the British army fought through the Crimean war. When his term of military ser-vice expired he crossed the Atlantic to Canada, where he lived to the ripe old age of eighty-two years. His son, John Watt, father of our subject, was born in Canada and married Miss Ann Malcomson, also a native of Ottawa. They were industrious and well-to-do farming people, and were Episcopalians in religious belief. Mr. Watt departed this life in the seventieth year of his age, but his wife is now living, at the age of three-score years and ten, on the old Canadian homestead. They had eleven children, ten of whom are yet living, the greater part of the number being residents of the old home neighborhood in Canada, though one is now living in West Bay City, Michigan, and one...

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Biography of Robert A. Watt

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Robert A. Watt has been closely identified with the business life of Edna for a number of years and is now serving as postmaster of the town. He is widely known throughout Labette County, and had lived there about forty-five years. He is of Scotch descent and his grandfather, Thomas Watt, was probably the immigrant ancestor. Thomas Watt became a farmer in Belmont County, Ohio, where he died. It was in Belmont County, Ohio, that Robert A. Watt was born August 7, 1866. His father, John T. Watt was born in the State of Ohio March 10, 1844. Reared in Ohio, he married in Belmont County, and after farming in that state for some years moved out to Kansas and located at Edna in 1879. There as an early settler he acquired 160 acres, farmed it for a number of years, but finally sold out. In January, 1905, the death of this prominent early citizen occurred at Edna. He was a democrat, had served on the school board, and for many years was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. He married Amanda Worley, who was born in Ohio May 25, 1845, and is still living at Edna. Her children were: Robert A.; Martin, who died at Edna when a youth; Luella, who first married Barney Armstrong,...

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