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Watts, George 1849-1915

WATTS, PRITCHETT

Posted By: Plymouth CC
Date: 2/21/2004 at 22:03:25

OBITUARY
George Watts was born at Benton, Grant County, Wisconsin, August 12,
1849. When he was twelve years of age his father died leaving him to run
the farm. On the 31st day of August 1864, he enlisted in Company H. 43rd
regiment of the Wisconsin Infantry, where he served until the close of
the war and received an honorable discharge. In 1875 he was married to
Miss Eliza Pritchett at Lancaster, Wisconsin, and in the fall of 1879
came to Plymouth County, Iowa, where they have since resided, living
most of the time on a farm in Liberty Township. They lived for a few
years in Hinton, Iowa, then moved to Le Mars, Iowa, where they lived for
two years after which they came back to their farm in Liberty Township.
A year ago last September, they sold the farm and moved to Sioux City
where they have since resided. He died of apoplexy on the 13t day of
November, 1915, being 66 years, 3 months and 6 days of age, at the home
of his son LeRoy Watts near Hamil, South Dakota, where they were
visiting for the past month. He had been in his usual good health and
was conversing with his wife when the end came without a momentís
warning. The body was shipped to Sioux City and the funeral held at the
Adaville Church and the remains laid to rest in the Adaville cemetery
beside that of his mother, and a son who died when only five years of
age. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife and one son LeRoy
Watts of Hamil, Tripp County, S. D., and a daughter Mrs. W. G. Pearson
of Hinton, Iowa, also a sister, Mrs. N. E. Welch, of Spirit Lake, Iowa.


 

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