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Watson & Webb

Charles Ethelbert and Amanda Irene Cox Watson:  They moved to Highland around 1912 and were still living here at the 1920 census.  Charlie was born March 10, 1877 in Battersea, Wandsworth, London, England to Shadrach Charles and Kezia Chapman Watson. Amanda was born March 11, 1880 in Fairview, Utah to Fred Walter and Nancy Irene Sanders Cox. 

They were married January 7, 1903 in the Manti, Utah Temple and moved to Alberta, Canada shortly after and lived there for a few years.  At the 1910 census they were living in Orem, Utah.  They had thirteen children: Charles Walter, Ada, Elvira, Ida Grace, Belva Ruth, Alma Gerald, twins Erva Irene & Eva Ione, Sanders Chapman, Clyde Ethelbert, Leroy Alfred, Edward George and Mary Lucile.  Charlie and his daughter, Elvira served in the Highland Sunday School in the early ‘20’s.

By 1930 they had moved to Mesa, Arizona where they remained for the rest of their lives.  Charlie spent seventeen years as custodian of the Mesa Temple.  Irene died June 25, 1939 and Charlie remained until July 14, 1951.  They are buried in the Mesa cemetery.

Sam Webb played in a band with John Thomas Gordon (Banjo), Will Kirkham, Stanley Clark and Eva Carson.  Located a Samuel B Webb who lived in north Lehi 1872-1959 but can’t verify.

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