Samuel Watson (1923 - 1968)

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Samuel Watson
1923 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Samuel Watson was born on June 17, 1923. He died in June 1968 at 44 years of age. We know that Samuel Watson had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.


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Samuel Watson died in June 1968 at 44 years old. He was born on June 17, 1923. There is no information about Samuel's immediate family. We know that Samuel Watson had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
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In 1923, in the year that Samuel Watson was born, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1937, when he was merely 14 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1948, when he was 25 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1958, at the age of 35 years old, Samuel was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1968, in the year of Samuel Watson's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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Other Samuel Watsons

Samuel Miles Mackenzie Watson
around 1913 - Jul 20, 1940
Samuel Higgin Watson
around 1923 - Dec 14, 1944
Samuel Green Watson
around 1890 - Sep 16, 1915
Samuel Edward Watson
around 1895 - Apr 2, 1918
Samuel Charleton Watson
around 1903 - Mar 22, 1943
Samuel Charles Watson
around 1878 - Jul 25, 1917
Samuel Black Watson
Died: Oct 9, 1943
Samuel Watson
around 1902 - Sep 19, 1943
Samuel Watson
around 1928 - Apr 11, 1945
Samuel Watson
around 1890 - Dec 19, 1914
Samuel Watson
around 1882 - Sep 30, 1916
Samuel Watson
around 1886 - Jun 4, 1915
Samuel Watson
around 1867 - Feb 10, 1916
Samuel Watson
around 1888 - Jul 1, 1916
Samuel Watson
around 1872 - Sep 23, 1920
Samuel L Watson
Born: around 1923
Florida, United States
Samuel L Watson
Born: around 1923
Georgia, United States
Samuel H Watson
Born: around 1925
Georgia, United States
Samuel E Watson
Born: around 1906
Texas, United States
Samuel R Watson
Born: around 1918
Illinois, United States

Other Watsons

Bessie P Watson
Oct 11, 1904 - Jan 11, 1991
Howell Watson
May 15, 1907 - May 1976
Jacksonville, Florida
Ruthie Watson
May 19, 1913 - March 1986
Jacksonville, Florida
Alton Watson
Oct 14, 1908 - October 1978
Archer, Florida
John Watson
Sep 24, 1921 - Jun 4, 2003
Toledo, OH
Margaret Watson
Jun 9, 1921 - July 1963
Gussie F Watson
Jan 7, 1918 - Oct 27, 2008
Trenton, FL
Cassie L Watson
Jan 11, 1914 - Aug 23, 1988
Jacksonville, FL
William Watson
Mar 9, 1909 - December 1986
Jacksonville, Florida
John L Watson
Aug 7, 1912 - May 1989
Jay, FL
Don Watson
October 1917 - December 1958
Sam Watson
May 20, 1907 - Dec 20, 1993
Jay, FL
Annie Watson
Jun 30, 1904 - January 1968
Pensacola, Florida
William H Watson
Apr 3, 1919 - Sep 11, 2009
Jay, Florida
James Watson
Aug 10, 1921 - May 1985
Milton, Florida
Ethel W Watson
Jun 11, 1898 - Jul 19, 1996
Pompano Beach, FL
Milton Watson
May 29, 1893 - May 1972
Miami, Florida
Julian Watson
Sep 16, 1906 - August 1979
Plant City, Florida
Lucille Watson
Jul 10, 1917 - Dec 20, 1993
Orlando, FL
Carolyn M Watson
May 10, 1910 - Nov 27, 2007
Fort Pierce, FL

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Ocoee, FL
James T Shuman
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Callahan, FL
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Miami, FL
Jasper Wilson
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