Ferris Joel Watson


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Maude Ruth Nyc

Ferris Joel Watson

  • Born: 26 Apr 1907, Oklahoma
  • Marriage: Maude Ruth Nyc in 1927
  • Died: 23 Mar 1968, Orange Co., California at age 60

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FERRIS JOEL WATSON (father) and MAUDE RUTH NYE, had a baby, WILMA RUTH WATSON born 20 May 1929 in PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, U.S.A. The birth certificate for Wilma Ruth Watson records the father as 22 years of age and born in Oklahoma. He is a student at the University of Arizona.

The 1910 Federal Census for Hunter, Kiowa Co., Oklahoma, District , page 1A, dated April 15, 1910 records Ferris Joel Watson (2 - OK/SC/TX) living with his parents Ferris D. (30 - SC/SC/SC) and Mary A. (26 - TX/TX/Mississippi) Watson and siblings Walter R. (4 - TX) and Ralph W. (1 2/12 - OK). Ferris is a farmer and has been married to Mary for 7 years.

The 1930 Federal Census for Osborn, Maricopa Co., Arizona, District 108, page 271A, dated April 24, 1930 records Joel (23 - OK/SC/OK) and Maude R. (20 - TX/Austria/CA) Watson with their daughter, Billie R. Watson (10/12) living at 3805 N 4th Street. Joel owns his home valued at $3,500 and has been married to Maude for 3 years. Joel is employed as an Insurance Clerk at a Bank.

The 1940 Federal Census for Garland, Dallas Co., Texas, District 57-19, page 578A, dated April 12, 1940 records a divorced Joel Watson (32 - OK) with his daughter, Betty R. Watson (11 - TX) lodging at the home of Ora Anderton at 251 Avenue B. Joel has completed 5 years of college and is employed as a Sales Manager at a Cottonseed Breeding Plant earning $1,200 working 28 weeks during the last year.

California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Ferris J Watson
Social Security #: 452030111
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 26 Apr 1907
Birthplace: Oklahoman
Death Date: 23 Mar 1968
Death Place: Orange


Ferris married Maude Ruth Nyc, daughter of Frederick Francis Nyc Sr. and Maude Ruth Burge, in 1927. (Maude Ruth Nyc was born on 22 Dec 1909 in Kerrsville, Kerr Co., Texas, died on 30 Oct 2015 in Fredericksburg, Virginia and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.)

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