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John Francis Watson

John Francis Watson

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  • Name John Francis Watson 
    Nickname Jack 
    Born 11 Jun 1910  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    _UID 0DD7CC7D4C4CD611B6E90050DAC4B56D5BDD 
    _UID 444C1778F7D0A14193827A91320E9ADD9FFF 
    _UID 8DD083135C454F45A3FF075F54ECEABA14A3 
    Died 10 Dec 1995  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 12 Dec 1995  X_6_85_4E, Salt Lake City Cemetary, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I10  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2011 

    Father Ancestors George Francis Watson,   b. 8 Jun 1877, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1938, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Lillie May Winkless,   b. 7 Jan 1875, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1958, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1903  Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Family ID F5160  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Edith Farnes Kimball,   b. 7 May 1910, Raymond, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1993, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1934  Salt Lake City Utah Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    _UID BCA5E62DE11A244B9304F6DEA4C45FCDDD32 
    _UID FDB5CC7D4C4CD611B6E90050DAC4B56D29DF 
    Children 
    +1. Living
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    Last Modified 15 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John Francis Watson
    John Francis Watson
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) Older
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) Older

    Documents
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) Funeral Program
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) Funeral Program
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) Obituary
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) Obituary
    From Deseret News archives:
    DEATH: JOHN FRANCIS WATSON
    Published: Monday, Dec. 11, 1995 12:00 a.m. MST

    John Francis Watson, 85, loving father and grandfather, passed away December 10, l995, of natural causes.

    He was born on June 11, 1910 to George Francis and Lillie May Winkless Watson in Salt Lake City. He attended Salt Lake City schools and the University of Utah. He was a member of the West High School and the U of U marching bands, as well as playing in numerous dance bands, and for John Phillips Sousa. He remained an avid "U" fan, and one of his proudest moments was being recognized as a "Super Fan" at a U of U football game.He served as an LDS missionary in the Northwestern States Mission and was one of the first missionaries to serve in Alaska. He married his sweetheart, Edythe Kimball on June 20, l934, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She passed away July 26, l993.

    An agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for over 60 years, his honesty and charm endeared him to his clients. Well respected in the insurance community, often called "Mr. Insurance", he received numerous awards and was the first recipient of the Ivan Johnson Award for Excellence in the Insurance Business. He served as local and state president of the Association of Life Underwriters.

    An active high priest of the Parleys Sixth Ward, he served in many capacities. His great love was the Sunday School. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family and a Crown Burger steak sandwich "perfectly plain."

    He is survived by his children, Jane Ellen Watson (Fred) Hales, Vestal, New York; John K.(Barbara) Watson, Mark K. (Linda) Watson, and Mary Frances (Christopher) Rich, Salt Lake City; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Edythe; his brother, Samuel Raymond Watson; and grandson, David Brown Watson.

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 12, at 12 noon at the Parleys Sixth Ward, 2350 South 2100 East. Family and friends may call Monday evening, 6-8 at Larkin Mortuary, 260 east South Temple, and on Tuesday at the ward from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the services.

    Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) Death Certificate
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) Death Certificate
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) - Birth Certificate
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) - Birth Certificate
    John Francis Watson & Edith Farnes Kimball - Marriage Certificate
    John Francis Watson & Edith Farnes Kimball - Marriage Certificate
    John and Edythe engagement announcement party
    John and Edythe engagement announcement party
    Salt Lake Tribune article detailing the party that was given to announce the engagement of John Francis Watson and Edythe Kimball.
    John and Edythe to be on TV
    John and Edythe to be on TV
    Salt Lake Tribune article announcing TV show that was going to feature insurance underwriters.

    Headstones
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) / Edythe Kimball (1910-1993) Headstone
    John Francis Watson (1910-1995) / Edythe Kimball (1910-1993) Headstone
    Plot: X_6_85_4E

  • Sources 
    1. [s314] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database (Reliability: 3).
      Burial Information: WATSON, JOHN FRANCIS

      Birth: 6/11/1910
      Death: /10/
      Burial: 12/12/
      Place of Birth: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
      Place of Death: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
      Cause of Death:
      Grave Location: Salt Lake City Cemetery , X_6_85_4E

    2. [S102] US Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 2).
      First Name: John
      Middle Name: F
      Last Name: Watson
      Name Suffix:
      Birth Date: 11 June 1910
      Social Security Number: 528-xx-xxxx
      Place of Issuance: Utah
      Last Residence: Salt Lake, Utah
      Zip Code of Last Residence: 84093
      Death Date: December 1995
      Estimated Age at Death: 85

    3. [S109] 1930 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: John F Watson
      Event: Census
      Event Date: 1930
      Event Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Gender: Male
      Age: 21
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Utah
      Estimated Birth Year: 1909
      Immigration Year:
      Relationship to Head of Household: Son
      Father's Birthplace: Utah
      Mother's Birthplace: Utah
      Enumeration District Number: 18
      Family Number: 277
      Sheet Number and Letter: 16A
      Line Number: 29
      NARA Publication: T626, roll 2418
      Film Number: 2342152
      Digital Folder Number: 4547816
      Image Number: 00912
      Household Gender Age
      Parent George Watson M 55
      Parent Lillie M Watson F 55
      Samuel R Watson M 25
      John F Watson M 21
      Kathryn Watson F 19

    4. [S30] Birth Certificate (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S72] Marriage Certificate.
      25 June 1903

    6. [S10] LDS Temple Records, (LDS Church).
      Sealing to spouse: 25 June 1903
      Salt Lake City Utah Temple
      Contributor LDS Church Temple Records
      Source Source type: Other, Repository name: The Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Repository city: Salt Lake City, Repository state: UT, Repository country: USA, Repository postal code: 84150, Event date: 19 Mar 2007, LDS temple record number: 86071564, Contributor: TEMPLE, Contributor of repository: DATA_ADMIN
      Source Source type: Other, Repository name: The Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Repository city: Salt Lake City, Repository state: UT, Repository country: USA, Repository postal code: 84150, Event date: 18 Mar 2007, LDS temple record number: 843525839, Contributor: TEMPLE, Contributor of repository: DATA_ADMIN

    7. [S18] Utah Marriage Index, beta.familysearch.org, 298 Ln 13189 (Reliability: 3).
      Groom's Name George Francis Watson
      Groom's Birth Date 1877
      Groom's Birthplace
      Groom's Age 26
      Bride's Name Lillie May Winkless
      Bride's Birth Date 1875
      Bride's Birthplace
      Bride's Age 28
      Marriage Date 25 Jun 1903
      Marriage Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Groom's Father's Name
      Groom's Mother's Name
      Bride's Father's Name
      Bride's Mother's Name
      Groom's Race
      Groom's Marital Status
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name
      Bride's Race
      Bride's Marital Status
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M73740-8
      System Origin Utah-EASy
      Source Film Number 429059
      Reference Number p 298 Ln 13189

    8. [S30] Birth Certificate (Reliability: 3).
      John Francis Watson

    9. [S11] LDS Membership Records, (LDS Church).
      Sealing to spouse: 20 June 1934
      Salt Lake City Utah Temple

    10. [S72] Marriage Certificate (Reliability: 3).