Watts, Joseph Thomas 1a

Birth Name Watts, Joseph Thomas 2a 3a 4a 5a
Gender male
Age at Death 48 years, 1 month, 25 days

Narrative

Joseph Thomas Watts was baptized on 16 Nov 1865 in St. Peter's Church of England in Alberton PEI, the son of George J. Watts, a tailor, and Mary Anne Smith. He gave 1867 on the 1901 census, and 1875 in 1911. Mary Anne Watts died in 1871. In the 1881 census, Joseph Watts, age 16, was living in Lot 2 with the family of William Simmonds. William's wife was Jane Catherine Smith, who was probably a sister of Mary Anne's. Joseph's religion was Church of England.

Joseph Watts, son of George and Mary Ann Watt, married Rachel Brown in Chatham, New Brunswick on 31 May 1890. He named their eldest son John Henry, which implies that the brothers were close when they were growing up, perhaps without either parent.

Joseph and Rachel can be found in the 1901 census in Northumberland, New Brunswick with daughters Maisie, Violet and Annie and son John. He did not give his full date of birth on this record, but said he was age 34. By 1911 the family had moved to Saint John, NB where they lived at 108 Main or Mill St. Only John and Maizie were living at home. Joseph was a labourer.

From New Brunswick records, they had twin girls (Eliza and Mary Ann) and a son George who died in 1898 at 6 months.

Joseph Watts died in hospital in 1913, from shock related to burns. On the record, his age was 54, and his place of birth was Prince Edward Island. He was buried in the Church of England Burying Grounds in Saint John, NB.

As a result of an accident which occurred more than a month ago, Joseph Watts a longshoreman who lives on Johnston St died in hospital yesterday afternoon. On the morning of June 4, a fire occurred in the hold of t he steamer Rhodesian and in attempting to bea out the flames, Mr Watts was severely burned about the body and limbs. He is survived by a wife, one son and three daughters. Daily Telegraph July 15 1913

His address was 29 Johnston St, the same address where daughter Mazie was living in 1921.

His widow Rachel remarried, to George Cook. In 1921, John, Violet (Sherwood) and Marie were living with George and Rachel.

Name WATTS, JOSEPH
Age 54
Date 1913-07-14
Birth Place PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
County --
Volume 22
Number 556
Microfilm F20758 - Index to Saint John Burial Permits 1889-1919

 

head Joseph Watts M 34 P.e.
wife Rachel Watts F 35 Nb
son John Watts M 10 Nb
dr Masie Watts F 7 Nb
dr Violet Watts F 3 Nb
dr Annie Watts F 4/12 Nb
Citing this Record "Canada Census, 1901," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHKH-F5L : accessed 03 Feb 2013), Joseph Watts, 1901.
Citing this Record "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXK-FWY : accessed 03 Feb 2013), Joseph Thomas Watts, 1865.

In the 1911 census, only John and Maizie were recorded with the family. The other daughters were alive, so this was possibly just a mistake by the census taker. There was possibly another daughter, Marie.

Citing this Record: "Canada Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVNQ-VYC : accessed 03 Feb 2013), Joseph Watts in household of William Simmonds, Lot 2, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Volume 22, Number 556, Microfilm F20758 (Saint John burial permits)

 

 

 

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth May 20, 1865 Lot 2, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada from PEI Baptismal Index (online from PARO); gave Jan 1875 in 1911 2b 3b 4b 5b
Death July 14, 1913 Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada from Saint John burial permits on new Brunswick archives webpage  
Residence 1881 Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada with Catherine Simmons (possibly aunt?) 2c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Watts, George James
Mother Smith, Mary AnneMarch 9, 1828April 19, 1871
    Brother     Watts, John Henry May 24, 1863 November 18, 1935
         Watts, Joseph Thomas May 20, 1865 July 14, 1913
    Brother     Watts, Frederick Alfred February 15, 1870 February 23, 1881

Families

Family of Watts, Joseph Thomas and Brown, Rachel Rebecca

Married Wife Brown, Rachel Rebecca ( * January 6, 1865 + August 17, 1941 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage May 31, 1890 Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada from New Brunswick archives  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Watts, John HenryMarch 11, 1891September 2, 1958
Watts, Mary Ann MaisieJune 15, 1893
Watts, ElizaJune 15, 1893before 1901
Watts, VioletSeptember 14, 1895February 16, 1934
Watts, AnnieNovember 25, 1900June 1901
Watts, Marie1904

Source References

  1. New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," Database with images, FamilySearch
      • Date: 1890
  2. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1865 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1865 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1865 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1869 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1869 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada

  4. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1866 Birth place: P.e. Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada

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        Birth date: 1866 Birth place: P.e. Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada

  5. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: January 1875 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Saint John City and County, New Brunswick, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: January 1875 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Saint John City and County, New Brunswick, Canada