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Obituary look-ups: Augustus and Carrie Watkins

Obituary look-ups: Augustus and Carrie Watkins

Posted: 27 Jan 2012 6:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Watkins
I am trying to locate obituaries for the following family members who passed away in Weiser, Idaho.

Augustus Elias "Aug" Watkins was born 7 June 1860 in Delaney, Madison County, Arkansas, and he died 28 May 1948 in Weiser and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery. I'd love to locate his obit.

Likewise, I haven't been able to locate an obituary for his wife, Carrie May Allen Watkins, who is buried with him. Carrie Watkins was born 1 September 1875 in Missouri, and she died in September of 1969 in Weiser. I haven't been able to confirm the specific day of death, but I believe she may have died September 11 of that year. Certainly September of 1969.

At the time of Carrie's death, survivors included children Walter, Dora, Reatha, Opal, and Wesley.

I appreciate anyone looking so very much. Thank you.


Augustus and Carrie Watkins - Idaho

Posted: 28 Jan 2012 4:07PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: watkins, allen
You may well have this but, JIC:

Name: Carrie M Allen
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1876
Residence: Delaney, Madison, Arkansas
Spouse's Name: Elias Watkins
Spouse's Age: 30
Spouse's Residence: Delaney, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 26 Jul 1891
Marriage License Date: 23 Jul 1891
Marriage County: Washington
Event Type: Marriage
FHL Film Number: 1034252


Name: Watkins, Elias
Year: 1948
Certificate Number: 001961
County of Death: Washington
City: Weiser
Date of Death: 28 May 1948
Date of Birth: 7 Jun 1860


1920
Name: Elias Watkins
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1861
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1920: Weiser, Washington, Idaho
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Carrie Watkins
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Home owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
+
Name: Carrie Watkins
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1920: Weiser, Washington, Idaho
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elias Watkins
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
+
Name: Bertha Watkins
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Home in 1920: Weiser, Washington, Idaho
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
+
Name: Opal Watkins
Age: 9
[9 11/12]
Birth Year: abt 1911
[abt 1910]
Birthplace: Idaho
Home in 1920: Weiser, Washington, Idaho
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
+
Name: Wesley Watkins
Age: 2
Birth Year: abt 1918
Birthplace: Idaho
Home in 1920: Weiser, Washington, Idaho
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son


1900
Name: Elias Watkins
[Ellis Watkins]
Age: 39
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1900: Township 21, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Carrie Watkins
+
Name: Carrie Watkins
Age: 23
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1900: Township 21, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
+
Name: Walter Watkins
Age: 7
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1900: Township 21, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
+
Name: Oscar Watkins
Age: 6
Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Home in 1900: Township 21, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
+
Name: Dora Watkins
Age: 4
Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Home in 1900: Township 21, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
+
Name: Laura Watkins
Age: 11/12
Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Home in 1900: Township 21, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
+
Name: Myrtle Watkins
Age: 15
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1900: Township 21, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
+
Name: James Watkins
Age: 12
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1900: Township 21, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son


1880
Margarett Watkins 61
Elias Watkins 19
Rose Anna Watkins 15
Viann Watkins 12
Valley, Madison, Arkansas

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have you asked at the Cemetery? as they should have more info like who paid, obit etc

Re: Augustus and Carrie Watkins - Idaho

Posted: 28 Jan 2012 7:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for reiterating all that information--yes, I do have it, but it's good to look over all the same. :)

I can very well try calling the cemetery over there. I just didn't think the cemetery would have records pertaining to obituaries, at least from that era, but that the mortuary would be the one to have that information. But then, maybe the cemetery would have record of the funeral home used, if it were to still exist. Normally the death notice printed in the paper would give the funeral home.

Re: Augustus and Carrie Watkins - Idaho

Posted: 1 Feb 2012 5:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
I was able to locate both obituaries, finally. :) Thank you for all the help here, guys.

Re: Augustus and Carrie Watkins - Idaho

Posted: 2 Feb 2012 11:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
can you share, for other possible rellies?

Re: Augustus and Carrie Watkins - Idaho

Posted: 2 Feb 2012 5:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Of course. Carrie's obit is printed on page 6 of the Thursday, Sept. 18, 1969, issue of the Weiser Signal, while husband Elias' is on page 10 of the Thursday, June 3, 1948, issue of the Weiser Signal.

The main thing is that the newspaper archives I could not find for the life of me, and they do exist, and they are free, and this is wonderful. http://weiserlibrary.net/signal.html

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