Della Watkins (1904 - 1981)

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Spokane, Spokane County, Washington

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Eallie Aser Watkins

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Ida Faye (Daniel) Watkins Gibson

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Amanda Kay Watkins gravesite

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Brittany Dawn (Wilbanks) Watkins

Brittany Dawn (Wilbanks) Watkins

Brittany Dawn (Wilbanks) Watkins

Brittany Dawn (Wilbanks) Watkins

Brittany Dawn (Wilbanks) Watkins

Brittany Dawn (Wilbanks) Watkins

Brittany Dawn (Wilbanks) Watkins

Brittany Dawn (Wilbanks) Watkins

Brittany Dawn (Wilbanks) Watkins

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Brittany Dawn Wilbanks Watkins

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James Allen Lee Watkins Eallie Aser Watkins Ida Faye (Daniel) Watkins Gibson Amanda Kay Watkins gravesite

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1904 - In the year that Della Watkins was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

1913 - At the age of only 9 years old, Della was alive when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

1924 - Della was 20 years old when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

1932 - When she was 28 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

1981 - In the year of Della Watkins's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Della Watkins died in July 1981 at age 76. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on July 13, 1904. We are unaware of information about Della's surviving family. We know that Della Watkins had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

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