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John C. Watkins

1858 - 1938

Source:  Gerald Watkins, <gdwatkins @  utexas . edu>, March 2005


1938 April 26
Pioneer Resident of Burnet Co. to be Buried Thursday
John C. Watkins, pioneer resident of the Bachelor Peak community in Burnet County, passed away Tuesday afternoon at 3:10 at his home.  He was eighty years old at the time of this death.

The deceased was born on Feb. 1, 1858 in Missouri but came to Texas when only a small child.  He has lived in Burnet County for many years.  He is survived by seven children; Mrs. Henry Berry of Lampasas, J. C. Watkins Jr., of Electra, Mrs. T. M. Blake of Dublin, Joe Watkins of Brady, Mrs. K. M. Chamblis of Borger, Vernon Watkins of Borger and Mrs. Reno Brewster of Bertram.  He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. John Wolf of Lake Victor.

Funeral services for Mr. Watkins will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Holland cemetery near Lake Victor.  Bro. Silas Howell, Church of Christ minister, will be in charge of the services.  The Briggs-Gamel funeral directors were in charge of the funeral arrangements.


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