Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Other Watson E. Webster

Remember when I told you in a previous post that my great-grandfather, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster, had an uncle named Watson Emery Webster?  Well…this is him!


Watson Emery Webster
Watson Emery Webster
Photo Courtesy of My 3rd Cousin Norma

May I introduce you to Watson Emery Webster.

Watson was born on May 27, 1843 in Racine, Meigs, Ohio.  He was the third of eight children born to Moses Augustine Webster and Amanda Melvina Carlisle.

Watson was a Civil War veteran, like his brother
Ebenezer.  In fact, they both served in Co. E.,74th Illinois Infantry together.

On March 3, 1864 in North Grove, Ogle, Illinois Watson married Malinda R. Eavey, daughter of Isaac D. Eavey and Caroline T. Hammond.  Watson and Malinda were the parents of two girls:

  1. Carrie Estelle Webster (1865-1944)
  2. Mertie Webster (1869-1885)
Watson passed away on January 26, 1882 in Des Moines, Iowa.

I will be sharing more about Watson Emery Webster's life in future posts.

Thanks for reading!



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10 comments:

  1. Great photo, very distinguished looking. Look forward to more updates.

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    1. Hi Bill,

      I like your description of Watson. Distinguished is the very word to describe this photo.

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  2. Goodness, he didn't live long, did he?! And poor wife - Malinda lost her husband young, then her younger daughter. What a sad few years. Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo and life details, Jana.

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    1. Hi Celia,

      You are right. Unfortunately he died at a relatively young age. He was almost 39 years old when he passed away. Yes, poor Malinda endured some very sad years with the passing of her husband and then her daughter only a few years later.

      Thank you very much for stopping by!

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  3. Wonderful photo. He could have played Ulysses S. Grant in a made-for-tv movie ;-)

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    1. Hi Wendy,

      HA! I hadn't thought of that. That's pretty funny!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. He looks so melancholy in this photo, almost like he know what was going to happen. So sad. Great photograph, though.

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    1. Hi Nancy,

      I wonder when this photo was taken and if it was close to the time he passed away.

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  5. He is an impressive and dignified fellow. I'm amazed at the clarity of this picture for the time in which it was taken. And he was so young! No one that age, today, would dare to look so imposing with a beard that size.

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    1. Hi Mariann,

      Haha! Yes, he did look quite dignified didn't he? I read that he became the president of a local bank and was even elected to the state legislature. But those topics are for future posts. =)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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