Watson, John Robert (1871-1933)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 470

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 470

John Robert Watson was a canneryman. He lived at the following addresses on Georgia Street between 1905 and 1909

1905 1820 Georgia Street
1906 and 1907 1888 Georgia Street
1908 and 1909 1872 Georgia Street

John Robert Watson was born in Laurel Grove, Ireland, on April 25, 1871. His father was Robinson Watson (1837-1905). His mother was Marion Hunter (1838-1900).

On October 31, 1902, in Victoria, British Columbia, John married Laura Lucinda Wadhams. She was born in Victoria on November 6, 1869. Her father was Edmund Abraham Wadhams (1833-1900). Her mother was Bertha Rosamonde Wilson (1846-1885).

Wadhams Genealogy, Preceded by a Sketch of the Wadham Family in England, by Harriet Weeks Wadhams Stevens; New York, Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1913, page 510; https://archive.org/stream/wadhamsgenealogy00stev#page/510/mode/1up

Wadhams Genealogy, Preceded by a Sketch of the Wadham Family in England, by Harriet Weeks Wadhams Stevens; New York, Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1913, page 510; https://archive.org/stream/wadhamsgenealogy00stev#page/510/mode/1up

John first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1905. He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1905 1820 Georgia Street
1906 and 1907 1888 Georgia Street
1908 and 1909 1872 Georgia Street
1910 to 1921 1054 West 12th Avenue
1922 and 1923 not under Vancouver names
1924 to 1926 3724 Chaffey Avenue (Burnaby)
1927 to 1933 1020 West 15th Avenue

John died in Vancouver on March 4, 1933. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Laura died in Vancouver on February 4, 1950. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

John and Laura had the following children.

 

Mildred Grace Wadhams Watson

Mildred Grace Wadhams Watson was born in Ladner, British Columbia, on September 11, 1903.

She worked as a stenographer.

She did not marry.

She died in Vancouver on August 9, 1990.

 

John Wadhams Watson

John Wadhams Watson was born in British Columbia on September 4, 1906.

In 1911 and 1921 he was living with his parents.

From 1933 to 1938 he was living at 1020 West 15th Avenue. He was a wireless operator for the Boeing Company and Taconite Limited, a company that was associated with Boeing.

He was married and he had two daughters: Laura Anne Watson and Gloria Jean Watson.

During the Second World War, he joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. While he was inspecting radio stations in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon, he became ill. He died in Dawson City, Yukon on October 29, 1945. He was buried in Dawson City.

John W. Watson, Ottawa Citizen, October 31, 1945, page 2; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3iQzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BtwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1658%2C5339614 [Link leads to column 8; article is in column 6.]

John W. Watson, Ottawa Citizen, October 31, 1945, page 2; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3iQzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BtwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1658%2C5339614 [Link leads to column 8; article is in column 6.]

Sources

Robinson Watson (father of John Robert Watson)

Canada Census, 1891, Robinson Watson, New Westminster, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148092-00347.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-21G : 13 November 2014), Robinson Watson, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=19273&highlight=46&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Robinson+Watson.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1905-09-121518; Robinson Watson, date of death: May 14, 1905; place of death: Vancouver; age: 68

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-SN2D : 13 December 2015), Robinson Watson, 1905; Burial, Tsawwassen, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Boundary Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 125705407, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125705407.

British Columbia Probate Files; Vancouver Supreme Court; File GR-1415.27313, Robinson Watson, Probate P – 00693; first page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G97F-H4B5?i=1068&wc=M69N-868%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332579901%3Fcc%3D2014768&cc=2014768; last page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97F-H4BD?i=1085&wc=M69N-868%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332579901%3Fcc%3D2014768&cc=2014768.

 

Marion Hunter (mother of John Robert Watson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKB-NW1 : 30 September 2015), Marion Watson, 1900.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WWR6 : 13 December 2015), Marion Watson, 1900; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26269736, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26269736.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-SN28 : 11 July 2016), Marion Hunter Watson, 1900; Burial, Tsawwassen, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Boundary Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 125705273, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125705273.

 

John Robert Watson

“Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPRV-WZG : 8 December 2014), John Robert Watson, 25 Apr 1871; citing Antrim, Ireland, reference v 6-2 p 749; FHL microfilm 255,818.

“Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPBM-DWL : 8 December 2014), John Robert, 25 Apr 1871; citing Knocknadona, Ant, Ire, reference – 2:ZZ74J1; FHL microfilm 255,818.

“Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5PS-BMZ : 8 December 2014), John Robert Watson, 25 Apr 1871; citing Antrim, Ireland, reference ; FHL microfilm 255,818.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-42J : 13 November 2014), John R Watson, B, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60305&highlight=43&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+R+Watson.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-WXY : 21 January 2016), John Robert Watson and Laura Lucinda Wadhams, 31 Oct 1902; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11368, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,525.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-GW1 : 2 March 2015), John R Watson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census; John R. Watson; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 13; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGF-9ML : 30 September 2015), John Robert Watson, 1933.

“Pioneer Cannery Operator is Dead; John R. Watson Passed Away Suddenly at His Home,” Vancouver Province, March 6, 1933, page 7:

“John R. Watson, aged 62, of 1020 West fifteenth, pioneer canneryman of B.C. and assistant production manager of Canadian Fishing Company, died suddenly at his home on Saturday.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Miss Hilda Grace Watson, and a son, J.W. Watson, at home. Two sisters, Mrs. E.W. Bloomfield of this city, and Mrs. M.R. Gilchrist, of California, and three brothers, Hunger, Stonewall and Muir, all of Kamloops, also survive.

Funeral services will be held in T. Edwards Co.’s chapel on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. M.H. Jackson will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

The deceased sailed as a boy from Ireland, his native land, for the Pacific Coast of America. In 1883 he arrived at Ladner and found employment with the E.A. Wadhams Salmon Cannery, one of the first in the province. When the concern was taken over by the H. Bell-Irving Company he took charge of a cannery at Ladner, where he remained fifteen years.

He moved to Campbell River, where he organized a cannery of this own. Fifteen years ago he was appointed assistant production manager of the Canadian Fishing Company.”

John R. Watson, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 7, 1933, page 7; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZS9lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3YgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2916%2C654718 [link leads to column 2; death notice is near bottom of column 2]:

“John R. Watson, 61, of 1020 West Fifteenth Avenue, died Saturday.

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, J.W. Watson, and one daughter, Mildred Grace, at home; two sisters, Mrs. E.W. Bloomfield of Vancouver and Mrs. I. Gilchrist of California, and three brothers, Hunter, Stonewell [sic] and Muir Watson of Kamloops.

The funeral took place today from the T. Edwards Company’s chapel, Rev. M.H. Jackson officiating. Interment was in Mountain View Burial Park.”

John R. Watson, Death Notice, Vancouver Province, March 6, 1933, page 11; Vancouver Sun, March 6, 1933, page 12; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZC9lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3YgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4319%2C589350; Vancouver Sun, March 8, 1933, page 12: “Watson—Passed away suddenly at the residence, 1020 W. 15 Ave. on March 4, 1933, John R. Watson, in his 62nd year. Survived by his loving wife, one son, J.W.; one daughter, Miss Mildred Grace, at home; also two sisters, Mrs. E.W. Bloomfield of Vancouver and M.R. Gilchrist of California; three brothers, Hunter, Stonewall and Muir Watson of Kamloops, B.C. Funeral Tuesday, March 7, at 2 p.m. from the T. Edwards Co.’s chapel, 10th and Granville St. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Rev. M. H. Jackson officiating.”

 

Edmund Abraham Wadhams (father of Laura Lucinda Wadhams)

Edmund Abraham Wadhams, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/edmund-abraham-wadhams_35965811: “Born in Wadhams Mills, New York, USA on 28 Mar 1833 to Abraham Edmund Wadhams and Sophia Southard. Edmund Abraham married Bertha Rosamund Wilson and had 8 children. He passed away on 17 Oct 1900 in Blaine Blaine, Washington, USA.”

Edmund Abraham Wadhams, Biographical dictionary of well-known British Columbians; with a historical sketch, by John Blaine Kerr; pages 317-318; https://archive.org/stream/biographicaldict00kerr#page/317/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/biographicaldict00kerr#page/318/mode/1up.

Edmund Abraham Wadhams, Wadhams Genealogy, Preceded by a Sketch of the Wadham Family in England, by Harriet Weeks Wadhams Stevens; New York, Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1913, pages 417-418; https://archive.org/stream/wadhamsgenealogy00stev#page/417/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/wadhamsgenealogy00stev#page/418/mode/1up: “Edmund Abraham Wadhams, son of Abraham Edmund and Sophia (Southard) Wadhams, born in Wadhams Mills, N. Y., 28 March, 1833; died suddenly of heart disease in Portland, Ore., while there on a visit, 17 October, 1900; married in Caribou, British Columbia, 11 May, 1864. Bertha Rosamund Wilson, born in London, England, 31 July, 1846; died 17 January, 1885.”

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCYZ-35C : 9 November 2014), Edmund Wadhams in household of A E Wadhams, Westport, Essex, New York, United States; citing family 939, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California State Census, 1852,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4NF-ZP4 : 7 November 2014), E A Wadhams, Tuolumne, California; citing p. 218, State Archives, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 909,234.

Canada Census, 1881, South, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Edmond A. Wadhams; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008211073.pdf.

Canada Census, 1891, New Westminster, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, E A Wadhams, http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148092-00350.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM5M-GHJ : 22 January 2015), E A Wadhams, Blaine City; Semiahmoo, and Point Roberts Precincts Blaine city Ward 1, 2, 3, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing sheet 4A, family 72, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,753.

“Mr. Wadhams’ Death,” Victoria Daily Colonist, October 21, 1900, page 6; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19001021uvic/19001021#page/n5/mode/1up.

“Mr. Wadhams’ Death; It Was Caused by Heart Disease—Burial at Vancouver.

The funeral of E. A. Wadhams, one of the best known canners on the Pacific Coast, took place at Vancouver yesterday. His death, caused by heart disease, took place on Wednesday, at Portland, while he was on his way south, and the remains were brought back to British Columbia for interment.

In all the Pacific Northwest there was probably no man better known than E. B. [sic] Wadhams. He was born in Lake Champlain, N. Y., March 28, 1833, and in the public schools of that section received his early education. In the early ’60s he was attracted West by the mining excitement, and followed the many who sought riches in the Cariboo country. He remained there until 1874, when he abandoned mining, and moving to Astoria to become book-keeper for Booth & Co., engaged in the salmon packing business on the Columbia river. He remained there for four years, when he resolved to go into business for himself. He first started at Ladners Landing, B.C., where he built a cannery.

About this time he constructed the first fish trap on the Sound, near Blaine, and ever since that time has been interested in fisheries in that vicinity. In 1892 he sold out his business at Ladners Landing to the Anglo-British Columbia Canning Company, and moved to Point Roberts, near Blaine, where he built another cannery in 1893. This plant he operated for two years, and then sold out to the Alaska Packers’ Association.

He then moved hack to British Columbia and erected another cannery at Rivers Inlet. This plant he owned at the time of his death. He also owned large interests in the vicinity of Blaine, in connection with members of his family.

Mr. Wadhams had been a widower for several years. He leaves five sons and two daughters: E. B. Wadhams, the eldest child, living in Texas; Mrs. H. Hutchinson, at Ladners Landing; W. A. Wadhams, superintendent of the cannery at Point Roberts; Miss L. L. Wadhams, who was with her father, when he died; C. L. Wadhams, who is operating fish traps at Dungeness; A. E. Wadhams, who has charge of the Alaska Packers cannery at Point Wadhams, who is at work in the River Inlet cannery.

For four years Mr. Wadhams was mayor of Blaine. Prior to a few weeks ago he had never been sick a day in his life. He then complained of his heart troubling him, and last Sunday arrived in Seattle, intending to go south in the search for health.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-W4HM : 13 December 2015), E. A. Wadhams, 1900; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26303723, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26303723.

 

Bertha Rosamonde Wilson (mother of Laura Lucinda Wadhams)

Bertha Rosamund Wilson, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/bertha-rosamund-wilson_42755785: “Born in London, England on 31 Jul 1846. Bertha Rosamund married Edmund Abraham Wadhams and had 8 children. She passed away on 17 Jan 1885.”

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26G4-JGF : 1 October 2014), Bertha Rosamond Wilson, 1845; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Strand, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGTD-TTX : 24 July 2016), Bertha R Wilson in household of John Wilson, Saint Georges Hanover Square, Middlesex, England; citing Saint Georges Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, p. 26, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Canada Census, 1881, South, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Bertha Wadhams; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008211073.pdf.

 

Laura Lucinda Wadhams (wife of John Robert Watson)

Laura Lucinda Wadhams, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/laura-lucinda-wadhams_35992358: “Born on 6 Nov 1869 to Edmund Abraham Wadhams and Bertha Rosamund Wilson.”

Canada Census, 1881, South, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Laura L. Wadhams; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008211073.pdf.

Canada Census, 1891; New Westminster, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Laura L Wadhams; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148092-00350

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-JXF : 13 November 2014), Laura L Wadhams in household of William A Wadhams, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 14, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-WX5 : 21 January 2016), John Robert Watson and Laura Lucinda Wadhams, 31 Oct 1902; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11368, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,525.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-G4M : 2 March 2015), Laura L Watson in entry for John R Watson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census; Laura L. Watson in household of John R. Watson; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 13; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5D-D8K : 30 September 2015), Laura Lucinda Watson, 1950.

Laura Lucinda Watson, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 6, 1950, page 11; Vancouver Sun, February 6, 1950, page 19: “Watson—On February 4, 1950, Laura Lucinda Watson of 1115 W. 13th Ave., widow of the late J.R. Watson, in her 81st year. Survived by 1 daughter, Miss Grace Watson; 1 sister, Mrs. H.J. Hutcherson, city; 1 brother, Arthur E. Wadhams, Alaska; 2 granddaughters. Funeral from the T. Edwards co. Memorial Chapel, Granville at 10th Rev. Gordon Bratt officiating. Interment family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.”

 

Mildred Grace Wadhams Watson (daughter of John Robert Watson)

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1903-09-085909; Mildred Grace W Watson; date of birth: September 11, 1903; place of birth: Ladner.

“Canada Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-G49 : 2 March 2015), M Grarce W Watson in entry for John R Watson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census; Grace Watson in household of John R. Watson; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 13; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1990-09-014115; Mildred Grace Wadhams Watson; date of death: August 7, 1990; place of death: Vancouver; age: 86; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1990014115.jpg; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1990014115M.jpg.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-P757 : 13 December 2015), Mildred Grace Wadhams Watson, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35334088, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35334088.

 

John Wadhams Watson (son of John Robert Watson)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-G4S : 2 March 2015), John W Watson in entry for John R Watson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census; John Watson in household of John R. Watson; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 13; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KF64-V66 : 30 December 2014), John Watson, 1929; citing Immigration, Eastport, Idaho, United States, NARA microfilm publication A3460 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Died Unexpectedly—John W. Watson, 32, member of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, stationed at Dawson City, Northwest territories, who passed away following a brief illness. The officer is survived by his wife and two young daughters.” Ottawa Citizen, October 31, 1945, page 2; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3iQzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BtwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1658%2C5339614 [Link leads to column 8; article is in column 6.]

“Memorial Service for John W. Watson,” Ottawa Journal, November 2, 1945, page 12: “Memorial Service For John W. Watson , A memorial service will be conducted by Ven. Archdeacon William Netten in St Bartholomew’s Church on Sunday evening for John W. Watson, of 190 Stanley avenue, Ottawa, who died suddenly in Dawson City, Yukon, on Monday, October 29. The service in Ottawa will exactly coincide with the funeral service in Dawson City, which will take place at two o’clock Sunday afternoon, Yukon time. The service in Ottawa will begin at six o’clock Ottawa time. Interment will be in Dawson City. Commissioned early in the war with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, Mr. Watson was making a tour of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Inspecting radio stations for the Director of Communications and Design. The 38-year-old communications engineer was a native of Vancouver. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Laura Anne, six, and Gloria Jean, 18 months, all of Ottawa.”

Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers (I.R.E), 1947, page 583, Institute News and Radio Notes, Report of the Secretary-1946, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=1697400: “It is with deep regret that this office records the death of the following members of the Institute during the year 1946: Senior Members: John Wadhams Watson (A’44-SM’45).” [“A”: Associate and “SM”: Senior Member.]

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-Y4D4 : 13 December 2015), John Wadhams Watson, ; Burial, Dawson, Yukon Census Division, Yukon, Canada, Hillside Cemetery – Old Public; citing record ID 117529045, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117529045.