Edward Thomas Watson (1864 - 1949)

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Edward Thomas Watson
1864 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Edward Thomas Watson was born in 1864. He was born to Watson John Watson and Caroline Bennett Watson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Mpna, Australia at 85 years old.


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Watson John Watson
Mpna, Australia
Caroline Bennett Watson
Mpna, Australia


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Edward Thomas Watson passed away in 1949 in Mpna, Australia at 85 years of age. He was born in 1864. He was born to Watson John Watson and Caroline Bennett Watson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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In 1864, in the year that Edward Thomas Watson was born, on February 25th, the first prisoners arrived at Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Andersonville became notorious for the conditions that Union prisoners endured. 500 prisoners had left from Richmond, Virginia the week before - eventually 13,000 prisoners would die at the prison.

In 1881, Edward was 17 years old when on April 28th, Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in New Mexico. He killed James Bell and Robert Ollinger in the escape and then stole a horse and rode out of town. On July 14th, Pat Garrett shot and killed Billy the Kid in Billy's friend's home near Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

In 1905, he was 41 years old when the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1935, by the time he was 71 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1949, in the year of Edward Thomas Watson's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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Other Edward Watsons

Edward Thomas Watson
around 1926 - Apr 22, 1945
Edward Starr Watson
around 1915 - Jun 29, 1943
Edward Scott Watson
around 1882 - Aug 11, 1915
Edward Roland Watson
around 1923 - Jun 13, 1942
Edward Phillip Watson
around 1895 - Oct 1, 1918
Edward Percy Watson
Died: Jul 1, 1916
Edward John Watson
around 1919 - May 12, 1941
Edward John Watson
around 1905 - Jun 23, 1945
Edward Henry Watson
around 1907 - Nov 6, 1940
Edward George Watson
around 1895 - May 20, 1918
Edward Errington Watson
around 1897 - Jul 12, 1916
Edward Ernest Watson
Died: Sep 9, 1916
Edward Booth Watson
around 1917 - Nov 20, 1942
Edward Baker Watson
around 1880 - Jun 27, 1916
Edward Arthur Watson
Died: Sep 10, 1915
Edward Andrew Watson
around 1890 - Sep 1, 1916
Edward Watson
around 1920 - Aug 6, 1943
Edward Watson
around 1923 - Jul 18, 1943
Edward Watson
Died: Oct 5, 1941
Edward Watson
around 1900 - Mar 14, 1941

Other Watsons

Watson John Watson
Mpna, Australia
Caroline Bennett Watson
Mpna, Australia
Fredrick Andrew Watson
1888 - 1949
Wbeal, Australia
Sarah Jane Marshall Watson
Wbeal, Australia
Elsie Watson
1894 - 1950
Fitzroy, Australia
Mckinnis Daniel Watson
Fitzroy, Australia
Linton Higgs Watson
Fitzroy, Australia
Kenneth John Watson
Died: 1950
Carlton, Australia
Leonard Bruce Watson
Carlton, Australia
Iris Turney Watson
Carlton, Australia
Francis Hugh Watson
1882 - 1950
Melbourne, Australia
Alex Watson
Melbourne, Australia
Catherine Watson
Melbourne, Australia
Martin Edward Watson
1882 - 1950
Hawthorn, Australia
Alf John Watson
Hawthorn, Australia
Mary Walsh Watson
Hawthorn, Australia
Otilia Watson
Died: 1950
Kew, Australia
Elisa Spohr Watson
Kew, Australia

Other Bios

Watson John Watson
Mpna, Australia
Caroline Bennett Watson
Mpna, Australia
Henry Downie
1893 - 1949
Mpna, Australia
Downie Thomas Downie
Mpna, Australia
Elizabeth Webster Downie
Mpna, Australia
Isabella Talbot
1882 - 1949
Mpna, Australia
Downie Malcolm Talbot
Mpna, Australia
Jeannie Walker Talbot
Mpna, Australia
Louisa Adams
1878 - 1949
Mpna, Australia
Hart Peter Adams
Mpna, Australia
Agnes Mason Adams
Mpna, Australia
Gina Rachele
Died: 1949
Mpna, Australia
Rachele Sam Rachele
Mpna, Australia
Lena Meto Rachele
Mpna, Australia
Mary Laura Beales
1893 - 1949
Mpna, Australia
Behrens John Alex Beales
Mpna, Australia
Annie Bostocks Beales
Mpna, Australia
Peter William Johnson
1863 - 1949
Mpna, Australia
Catherine Johnson
Mpna, Australia
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