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Richard Grayum Watts

Richard Grayum Watts

Male 1919 - 2008  (89 years)

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  • Name Richard Grayum Watts  [1, 2, 3
    Born 6 May 1919  Chesterhill, Morgan Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Military Service U.S. Army 
    Occupation Business - real estate 
    Died 11 Jun 2008  Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 16 Jun 2008  Northlawn Mem. Gardens, Westerville, Delaware Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I9795  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2015 

    Father Leslie Carl Watts,   b. 1 Dec 1880, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1937, Marion, Marion Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Nettie Blanche Wall,   b. 14 Jul 1889, Miller, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1946, Delaware, Delaware Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1914  [1, 4
    Family ID F3534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Jean Gross,   b. 1924,   d. 17 Feb 2003, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Y  [3
    Children 
     1. Richard Kelly Watts
     2. Rebecca Watts
     3. Elizabeth Watts
     4. Robert Watts
     5. David Watts
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2011 12:07:32 
    Family ID F3535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1920 census shows her parents "Les C" Watts, 39, living with his wife Nettie, 29, and three children: "Jenet," 4; "Caroline," 2; and Richard, 8 months. All were born in Ohio. 1920 U.S. Census, Chesterhill, Morgan Cnty, OH (T 625, Roll 1416, stamped p. 213).

      The 1930 census records his parents "Lorain C" Watts, 48, and Nettie B, 39, and 5 of their children: Janice, 14; "Charline," 13; Richard, 10; Loris, 8; and "Marylyn," 5. All were born in Ohio. 1930 U.S. Census, Coalton, Jackson Cnty, OH (T 626, Roll 1828, stamped p. 9).

      The Social Security Death Index provides that Richard G Watts (SSN 281-18-3387; issued by Ohio) was born 6 May 1919 and died 11 Jun 2008 while residing in Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH.

    • Obituary, The Columbus [OH] Dispatch, p. 6B (14 Jun 2008):
      "WATTS - Richard Grayum Watts, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on June 10 [sic], 2008, at his home in Columbus, OH. Born on May 6, 1919, in Chesterhill, OH, to Rev. Leslie Carl Watts and Nettie B. (Wall) Watts.
      "Richard served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and worked for Lima Locomotive, North American Rockwell in the 50's, Goodwill Industries in the 60's, and sold real estate in the 70's and 80's.
      "He is preceded in death by his loving wife Elizabeth Jean (Gross) Watts and sisters Janis Sundswold, Loris Newsom, and Charlene Myer[sic]. He is survived by five children and their spouses, Richard K. (Kelly) and Cathy Watts, Rebecca and Steven Kirk, Elizabeth Boise, Robert Watts and Krystal Norman, and David and Natalia Watts; sisters, Marilyn Williams of Marysville, OH and Phyllis Reaney of Pahrump, NV; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
      "Richard will always be remembered for his wit, sense of humor, sharp mind, strong spirit and loving demeanor.
      "His family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Mount Carmel Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
      "Graveside service will be held Monday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at Northlawn Cemetery, 7060 North State Street (U.S. Route 3) in Westerville, OH."

  • Sources 
    1. [S795] OH Census 1930, Jackson|, Ohio, Jackson Cnty, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C. ), (T626, Roll 1828, p. 9).

    2. [S471] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693).

    3. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Richard G. Watts: 14 Jun 2008).

    4. [S793] Ancestry Tree - Read Griggs|, D. Susan Griggs Read, "Read Griggs", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/13654589/person ; and Email correspondence from dsregus@aol.com).