Mary Anne Jane Watson (1868 - 1949)

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Mary Anne Jane Watson
1868 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Anne Jane Watson was born in 1868. She was born to Donahoe Michael Watson and Mary Hayes Watson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died in 1949 in Maffra, Australia at 81 years of age.


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Donahoe Michael Watson
Maffra, Australia
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Maffra, Australia


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Mary Anne Jane Watson died in 1949 in Maffra, Australia at age 81. She was born in 1868. She was born to Donahoe Michael Watson and Mary Hayes Watson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.
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In 1868, in the year that Mary Anne Jane Watson was born, on October 28th, Thomas Edison - age 21 - applied for his first patent. It was for the electric vote recorder and was designed to make voting quicker and the counting of votes more accurate. Congress didn't like the idea so Edison's voting machine was never used.

In 1870, Mary was just 2 years old when on March 31st, Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African-American male who voted in an election - a local election about the town charter. Peterson, a school principal, was also the first to hold elected office and the first to sit on a jury.

In 1895, Mary was 27 years old when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1914, she was 46 years old when in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1949, in the year of Mary Anne Jane Watson's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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Born: around 1924
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Mary J Watson
Born: around 1916
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New England U S, Australia

Other Watsons

Donahoe Michael Watson
Maffra, Australia
Mary Hayes Watson
Maffra, Australia
Edward Thomas Watson
1864 - 1949
Mpna, Australia
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

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Donahoe Michael Watson
Maffra, Australia
Mary Hayes Watson
Maffra, Australia
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1867 - 1949
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Maffra, Australia
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1879 - 1949
Maffra, Australia
William Thomas Moore
1925 - 1949
Maffra, Australia
Moore Thomas William Moore
Maffra, Australia
Millicent Hales Moore
Maffra, Australia
Mary Harriet Phillips
1856 - 1949
Maldon, Australia
Kahmann Frederick Phillips
Maldon, Australia
Emma Williams
1866 - 1949
Malden, Australia
Cooper Samuel Williams
Malden, Australia
Mary Mcclusky Williams
Malden, Australia
Ethel Rose Robertson
1905 - 1949
Maldon, Australia
Mcknight James Robertson
Maldon, Australia
Elizabeth Flack Robertson
Maldon, Australia
Annie Catherine Dolbel
1873 - 1949
Maldon, Australia
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