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Subject: Re: [WATT] Harriet M (Freeman) Watt Obit - 1902 PA
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 18:01:28 -0000
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This is some great information. Just to add a little bit more from the Watt-specific angle, Harriet's husband John Watt was born about 1809 in Scotland and died on June 14, 1885 in Carbondale, PA (Lackawanna County). He, Harriet and some of their family are listed in the 1880 census for Carbondale, along with his adult sons and their families (living in their own residences). There was also another Watt enumerated there in Carbondale in 1880, Andrew Watt (DOB abt 1816 in Scotland) and his wife Mary, also born in Scotland as well (no children still living with them). I'm wondering if this might possibly be a brother of John Watt?
What are the chances you could find John Watt's obituary in the same newspaper, the Scranton Tribune? Since he was apparently a successful local business owner, he could have a fairly detailed obit about his life as well. If you still have access to this old newspaper, he should be easy to find now with his established death date as June 14, 1885 in Carbondale. In any case, thanks again for finding and posting Harriet's very informative obit.
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