Bernard, William Watson

Birth Name Bernard, William Watson
Gender male
Age at Death less than 91 years


Watson was born about 1859, and was baptized in September 1859, the son of Alexander Bernard and Amelia Mann.

Watson was a tailor. His last appearances were in the 1881 census, and in his father's will in 1890.

Watson was not named as a surviving brother in family obituaries. It is possible he went to the States with other siblings, or he died before the 1891 census.

name: William Watson Barnard
event: Baptism, event date: 11 Sep 1859
event place: , Prince Edward Island
father: Alexander Barnard, mother: Amelia Barnard
Citing this Record: "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 03 Jan 2013), William Watson Barnard, 1859.

Family can be found under BARNARD in the 1881 census:
name: Watson Barnard
age: 22y, calculated birth year: 1859
birthplace: Prince Edward Island
occupation: Tailor
ethnic origin: English, religion: Ch. of Eng.
head of household: Alexandre Barnard
census place: Lot 19, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada
film number: 1375798
library and archives canada film number: C-13162
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Alexandre Barnard M 70y Prince Edward Island
Amelia Barnard F 57y Prince Edward Island
Watson Barnard M 22y Prince Edward Island
Catherine Barnard F 20y Prince Edward Island
Adline Barnard F 18y Prince Edward Island
Russel Barnard M 16y Prince Edward Island
Cameron Barnard M 14y Prince Edward Island
Herbert Barnard M 12y Prince Edward Island
Citing this Record: "Canada Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 03 Jan 2013), Watson Barnard in household of Alexandre Barnard, Lot 19, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

It looks like he was listed twice in this census, Watson Bernard, age 18, Church of England living with the family of John McKenzie, merchant tailor, in Summerside.

There was a William W. Bernard, born Feb 1862 in Canada, living with his wife Kate in Colorado in 1900. He was a miner. (maybe William Walter Bernard?)
There was a William Bernard, born 1857, who died 1 Nov 1910 in British Columbia.

But for Watson Bernard or Barnard, there is nothing likely after 1890.






Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1859 Lot 19, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada no date of birth on his baptismal record in 1859; age 22 in 1881  
Baptism September 11, 1859 St. Eleanors, Lot 17, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death before 1950   do not know date; not named in brother's obit  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bernard, Alexanderabout 1811June 16, 1890
Mother Mann, Ameliaabout 1825March 16, 1891
    Sister     Bernard, Margaret Jane March 1, 1856 1947
    Sister     Bernard, Catherine Helen Katie May 3, 1857 October 1945
         Bernard, William Watson 1859 before 1950
    Sister     Bernard, Rachel Adeline September 5, 1860 March 16, 1940
    Sister     Bernard, Eliza Baker September 5, 1862 March 29, 1950
    Brother     Bernard, Russel George June 4, 1865 September 16, 1950
    Brother     Bernard, James Alexander Cameron June 27, 1866 January 6, 1955
    Brother     Bernard, Richard Herbert Reid February 8, 1868 July 2, 1950