Genealogical Record: Catherine Anne (Katie) Watkins

Self Parents Grandparents GGParents GGGParents
Catherine Anne (Katie) Watkins


Possibly the one referred to as "Grandma Dunn" by JKL 10004, according to JJC 10003, which would mean that she remarried.

Listed as living with her son in 1920 census.


James Young Watkins
Owned kitchen supply business in NYC since 1830s.

*1807 NY, USA

Enumerated in 1860 census (New York City, 1st District, 7th Ward, page 210, dwelling 432), listed then as a 53-year-old merchant with $5,000 real estate, and the following household members: Cath (49, F) [CAW 10062], Kate (24, F) [CAW 10048], William (22, M, Clerk), Mary (19, F), Lewis (18, M, Clerk), Frank (7, M) [FPW 12825], Sarah Reeve (40, F), Mary Woods (30, F, Domestic), Margt O'Brien (28, F, Domestic), all born in New York, except for the last two, who were born in Ireland. The next head of household listed is a presumably related Jas. Y. Watkins J[r?], a 30-year-old merchant with a $2,000 property and seven others in his household including two domestics.

10061 <51:7

John Watkins

Born in Wales? Lived in CT, USA?


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Elizabeth Young

Born in England? Lived in CT, USA?


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Catherine A. Walmsley


10062 <51:7

John Walmsley


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Ann Brown


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William Canfield Lobdell


10047 <72:14

m. 1864 01 21
Frederick Watkins Lobdell
Silk merchant for a Japanese company

*1866 New York NY, USA

Enumerated in 1870 census in New York City District 25 Ward 19 page 55 dwelling 484, living with Jas. Y Watkins (63, M, [T?]inner), Cath Watkins (60, F), Kate Watkins (32, F), Frank Watkins (19, M), Lewis Watkins (29, M), Cinthia Watkins (28, F), Mary Watkins (4, F), Sarah Reeve (70, F), Mary Conner (30, F, Servant, b. Ireland), Emma Magraw [?] (14, F, Chinese [rest of page suggests that enumerator may have coded Blacks incorrectly as Chinese], b. Geo [?]). All born in NY except as noted.

Graduate of CCNY (now CUNY). Member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Shriner.

Not in SSDI.

No other children.

Was assumed to be Jewish by his colleagues, never denied it.

Alzheimer's Disease.


Jessie Belle MacPherson

JJC 10003: Died of bladder cancer. Said "I married your grandfather because he threatened to jump off the Staten Island Ferry if I wouldn't marry him, and I believed him. He can go jump in the lake right now if he likes, I won't stop him."

1920 Census: Boonton Ward 3, Morris, New Jersey, living with daughter Jessie K Lobdell, mother (presumably -in-law) Catherine Dunn, and niece Dorothy Rutan.

Is not likely to be the one listed in the 1940 census living with a Will Lobdell age 78, because she was listed in the 1940 census living with JJC 10005.

JJC 10005 originally had her middle name as Bell (no -e), but JKL 10004's death certificate gives the spelling Belle.

10042 <6:2

m. 1887 11 05 The Little Church Around The Corner, New York, NY, USA
Jessie Katherine Lobdell

10004 >31:4

Edward D Lobdell

19119 >6:2

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