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Watson, Jack, 1867-1950


Biographical History

Jack Watson (1867-1950) was an Mormon convert from England who settled in Utah and became a cattle rancher.

Jack Watson was born in England on May 30, 1867 to Thomas and Ann Watson. His mother passed away when he was five years old. He receieved some education in England under a Henry Colman, but left in 1853 to Edinburgh to work on the North British Railway. He was married to Isabella Whitton on August 15, 1856. Isabella died on June 14, 1860. Watson was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on August 23, 1861. He married Elizabeth Anderson on May 18, 1862. He immigrated to Amerca in June or July 1876. After being widowed again, he married Sophia Watson. His children's names were Thomas Lionel Watson, Phyllis Chloe Watson (who died in 1915), and Sophronia Johannah Watson (died 1940). Watson himself was a cattle rancher for most of his life. He died on January 3, 1950 in Delta, Utah.

Hiking, climbing & exploring western Utah's Jack Watson's Ibex country, c1997: p. 9 (John James Henry (Jack) Watson, b. May 30, 1867) p. 151 (d. Jan. 3, 1950), March 20, 2012 (John James Henry Watson; b. Mar. 30, 1867 in England; d. Jan. 3, 1950)

FamilySearch, March 20, 2012 (John James Henry Watson; b. Mar. 30, 1867; d. Jan. 3, 1950; marriage to Sophia and names of children Thomas, Phyllis, and Sophronia; death in Delta in 1950)

Jack (John James Henry) Watson journals, ca. 1886-1943 (John James Henry Watson, Jack Watson; accounts of early life in England, mother's death, education by Henry Colman, baptism into the Church, marriage to Elizabeth Anderson and her death, his immigration, his marrage to Sophia Watson, occupation as a cattle rancher)

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Jack Watson journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7997
Scope and Contents Contains accounts of Jack Watson's shepherding in Tooele County, biographical information (like date of birth, parents' names, wives' and children's names), and ledgers for his financial accounts. Includes his written reflections on life events, such as the death of his daughter Phyllis, and daily interactions. Contains financial ledgers for individuals, including P. P. Anderson, Andrew Larsen, Ed Madsen, and others and sheets tracking their purchases and his own (buying goods like leather...
Dates: 1886-1943