Thomas N. Watts 1841-1916
Posted By: Kathy Weaver (email)
Date: 3/20/2019 at 16:35:53
Thursday, November 1, 1916, page 1
THOMAS NORWOOD WATTS DIES MONDAY
Another Civil War Veteran Passed to His Reward This Week. Funeral To Be Held Today. Deceased Had Been A Resident of Villisca and Vicinity for More Than Thirty Years.
T. N. Watts, a Civil War Veteran and a resident of Villisca and community for thirty-two years, died Monday afternoon of this week at about 3:45 at his home on Second Avenue. For two weeks he has been gradually growing worse from complications that resulted from a severe paralytic stroke which he suffered on July 5 of this year. At the time of death, the deceased was seventy-five years, seven months, and twenty-four days of age.
Thomas Norwood Watts was born March 6, 1841 at Greenfield, Oho and resided in Ohio until he was a man more than forty years of age. On October 12, 1865 he was married to Miss Almyra A. Stonaker at New Petersburg, Ohio. After almost twenty years residence there Mr. and Mrs. Watts came to town and settled near Nodaway. Fifteen years ago they moved to Villisca and have since made their home here.
The wife, three daughters, one son, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren survive the deceased. The son is H. M. Watts of Nodaway; and the daughters are Georgia Watts at home; Mrs. Lizzie Means also of this city, and Mrs. S. J. Means of Nodaway. L. C. Watts, a brother of Kellog, Iowa and Mrs. M. J. Rolston, a sister of Seattle, Washington also survive the deceased. One daughter, Kitty Watts died October 5, 1887.
The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of Company C of the 81st Ohio Infantry. In this company he served three years, receiving his discharge in 1864.
The deceased united with the Presbyterian Church at New Petersburg, Ohio, although he did not have his membership transferred to Iowa after moving here. The funeral services will be held this afternoon from the Presbyterian Church and will be conducted by Rev. W. J. Ewing. The local G.A.R. will also have part in the services. The body will be interred in the Villisca Cemetery.
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