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Watson Family of Whitesboro
Hannie & Lola Siebert
Watson of Whitesboro
Wed 13 Nov 1904
Hannie Watson was my grandfather.
Hannie came to Whitesboro in 1887 from Macon, Georgia, where he was born.
He was the fourth of twelve children born to Greene Tom and Sinie Watson.
Hannie's family were talented musicians,
and played a variety of instruments. They formed musical groups and
provided music for the dances which were held in the community, and also
played at musicals and other events. One musical group consisted
of Hannie playing the mandolin; Hannie's father playing the fiddle;
three of Hannie's brothers (John Hart Watson playing clarinet, Samuel Newton
Watson playing guitar, and Tom Watson playing the fiddle); and Hannie's
cousin, Andrew Scheid playing the bass fiddle.
Back row left
to right: Greene Tom Watson, Hannie Watson
row: Tom Watson, John Hart Watson. Samuel Newton Watson
Bass fiddle: Andrew Scheid
Hannie married Lola Siebert of Sadler
in 1904. They had three children. The oldest, Van, was born
in 1905, and passed away in 1999. Leola was born in 1910 and passed
away from pneumonia in 1913, less than two months before her fourth birthday.
Gene was born in 1914 and passed away in 1998. View Their Tombstone in
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