Lucy Florence Walker1,2,3

ID# 272, (1849 - 1928)
FatherAustin Hiram Walker4,5,6 (10 Jun 1807 - )
MotherJulia Ann Dyer4,6,7 (1827 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 30 May 1849, Elkhart Co., Indiana8,9,10,11
Marriage: 7 Apr 1867, White Pigeon, St. Joseph Co., Michigan, John Quincy Watson (5 Oct 1842 - 9 Jul 1934)12,13,14
Death: 9 Jul 1928, 318 College St., Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois15,16,17,18
Burial: 11 Jul 1928, Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Illinois5

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Lucy Florence Walker was born on 30 May 1849 in Elkhart Co., Indiana.8,9,10,11
     She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of York Twp., Elkhart Co., Indiana, in the household of her parents, Austin Hiram Walker and Julia Ann Dyer.19 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of York Twp., Elkhart Co., Indiana, in the household of her parents.20
     Lucy married John Quincy Watson, son of James R. Watson and Margaret Jane Redpath, on 7 Apr 1867 in White Pigeon, St. Joseph Co., Michigan.12,13,14
     Lucy and John appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Indiana, enumerated 8 Aug 1870, reporting that he had $100 in personal estate, and she owned real estate valued at $4300. Their children Minnetta and Julia were listed as living with them, as well has his brother, DeWitt C. Watson, and Alice Roufe, a 19-year-old domestic servant.21
     Lucy and John moved with their surviving daughter to Peoria, Illinois, before 1876, based on records showing their children born in 1876 and later were born there. He first appears in the Peoria City Directory in 1879, when they are listed as living at 1023 S. Adams with his father shown at the same address.22
     Lucy and John appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 207 Walnut St., enumerated 7 Jun 1880. Their children Minnetta, Rilla and Bessie were listed as living with them.23 He is shown at that address in the 1880 and 1881 City Directories, and then at 605 Smith in 1882 through 1889, then at 305 Smith in 1890. His father is shown living at the same addresses in 1882 until his death in 1885, after being shown as boarding elsewhere in 1880.24,25
     The family moved to 203 Pennsylvania Ave., by 1891, and apparently lived there until 1893. In 1894 through 1897 they are listed at 506 Fisher.26 By 1898 the family had moved to 601 Seventh Ave., where they lived until about 1905.27 Lucy and John appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 601 Seventh Ave., enumerated 1 Jun 1900, reporting that the family rented its home. Their children Minnetta, Bessie, Estella, Edith and Jessie were listed as living with them, as was Marion Nelson, a 28-year-old lodger.28
     In 1906 and 1907 the family is reported as living at 314 Sixth Ave.. They apparently then moved briefly to the Van Sant building.29,30 Lucy and John appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 408 Chestnut St., enumerated 15 Apr 1910.31
     About 1913 John and Lucy moved to to the home of their daughter Jessie and her husband Joseph Frank Prenger, at 208 Goodwin.32 About 1913 they all moved across the street to 219A Goodwin.33 About 1916 they all moved to 602 5th Ave.34
     After Jessie died in 1917 they moved to the home of their eldest daughter, Min, and her husband Edwin Lehmann, at 1709 N Perry Ave.35 They appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of their daughter Min and her husband, Edwin Lehmann.36
     Lucy and John apparently lived with the Lehmanns the remainder of their lives, with two brief exceptions. About 1918 they lived for a time with their daughter Estella and her husband. Then, in 1928 they are listed as living at 318 College, a four-family dwelling.37,38,39
     Lucy died on 9 Jul 1928 in 318 College St., Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at age 79.15,16,17,18 She was buried on 11 Jul 1928 in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Illinois.5

Children:
     Children with John Quincy Watson:

Citations

  1. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows full name.
  2. [S746] Lucy Watson, Standard Certificate of Death, shows name as Mrs. Lucy Watson and father's name as Hiram Walker.
  3. [S903] Austin H. Walker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Elkhart Co., Indiana, shows name as Lucy A. Walker.
  4. [S11] Pound, "Ancestors of Leland E. Pound."
  5. [S746] Lucy Watson, Standard Certificate of Death.
  6. [S905] A. H. Walker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Elkhart Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S903] Austin H. Walker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Elkhart Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  8. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date, town, and state.
  9. [S746] Lucy Watson, Standard Certificate of Death, shows date, "city or town" as Elkart, and state.
  10. [S905] A. H. Walker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Elkhart Co., Indiana, shows age 1 and state.
  11. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows month, year, age 51, and state.
  12. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999, shows date, town, and state.
  13. [S747] John Quincy Watson, Standard Certificate of Death, shows widowed, and her name.
  14. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows married 34 years.
  15. [S11] Pound, "Ancestors of Leland E. Pound", shows date, city, and state.
  16. [S399] Davis, and Bradley, John Watson of Narragansett, pg 102, shows date, city, and state.
  17. [S1725] Edwin Lehmann household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows her husband as a widower.
  18. [S746] Lucy Watson, Standard Certificate of Death, shows date, place, city, county, and state.
  19. [S905] A. H. Walker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Elkhart Co., Indiana.
  20. [S903] Austin H. Walker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Elkhart Co., Indiana.
  21. [S904] John Q. Watson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Elkhart Co., Indiana.
  22. [S3468] Root's Peoria City Directory, 1879, pg 305, lists James R. and John Q. Watson, both at 1023 S. Adams.
  23. [S368] John Q. Watson household, 1880 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  24. [S3469] Gould's Peoria City Directory, 1880-1, pg 287, shows John Q. at 307 Walnut and James R. "bds. 307 Maple"; 1881-2, pg 324 shows John Q. at 207 Walnut and does not show James; 1882-3 pg 378, 1883-4 pg 486, 1884-5 pg 496, and 1885 pg 474, all show both at 605 Smith (son listed as Jefferson Q. in 1883 through 1885; 1886-7 pg 491, and 1887 pg 606, all show Jefferson Q. at 605 Smith.
  25. [S3470] Auer's Peoria City Directory, 1890-91, pg 672 shows Jefferson Q. at 305 Smith; the street directory section, pg 1003, shows John Q. at that address.
  26. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1894 pg 760 shows John Q. and Minnie E.; 1895 pg 562 shows John Q, Minnie E. and Rillia A.; 1896 pg 627 shows John Q., May and Minnie E.; and 1897 pp 615-6 shows Bessie, John Q., and Minnie E., all at 506 Fisher.
  27. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1898 pg 624 shows Bessie D., John Q., Lucy F., Minnie E., and Stella P.; 1899 pp 674-5 shows Bessie D., John Q., and Minnie E.; 1900 pp 715-6, 1901 pp 675-6, 1902 pp 736-6, and 1903 pp 722-3 all show Bessie D., John Q., and Minnie E.; 1904 pg 723 shows Bessie D., Edith L., Estella P., Jessie D., John Q. and Minnie E.; and 1905 pp 735-6 shows Edith L., Jessie D., John Q., Minnie E. and Stella P., all at 601 Seventh av.
  28. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  29. [S3472] White's Peoria City Directory, 1906 pp 828-9, shows Estella, Jessie M., John Q. and Minnie E. at 314 Sixth av.; 1907 pg 783 shows Estella, John Q. and Minnie E. at 613 Sixth, and Jessie D. at 314 Sixth, while street directory at pg 1032 shows John Q. at 314 and someone else at 613.
  30. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1908 pg 865, shows John Q. and Jessie M. at 9 Van Sant bldg.
  31. [S1723] John Q. Watson household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  32. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1913-1914 pg 1092 shows John Q. and Lucy F. at 208 Goodwin.
  33. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1913-1914 pg 835, 1914-1915 pg 767, and 1915-1916 pg 797.
  34. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1916 pg 796 shows the Prengers at 602 5th av and pg 878 shows John Q. and Lucy Watson at same address.
  35. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1917 pg 540 shows Edwin and Minnie R. Lehmann at 1709 N Perry av. and pg 878 shows John Q. and Lucy Watson at same address.
  36. [S1883] Edwin Leahmann household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  37. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1918 pg 768 shows Wm F and Stella Glabe at 1211 E Gift av. and pg 1313 shows John Q. and Lucy Watson at same address.
  38. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1920 pp 754, 1043, 1922 pp 765, 1056, 1923 pp 769, 1054, 1924 pp 593, 851, 1925 pp 461, 701, and 1926 pp 473, 718 all show Edwin and Minnie Lehmann and John Q. and Lucy Watson at 309 N Institute pl; 1928 pg shows John Q. and Lucille F. Watson at 318 College, pg 830 lists them in unit 2 of 4 units listed; 1931 pp 453, 707, 1932 pp 388, 612, 1933 pp 351, 569, and 1934 pp 350, 576 all show Edwin and Minnie Lehmann and John Q. Watson at 309 N Institute pl; the Watsons are not listed in 1927, 1929, or 1930.
  39. [S746] Lucy Watson, Standard Certificate of Death, shows residence as 318 College.
  40. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Minnie Ruth Lehmann, citing FHL#1991869, cert no 34935.
  41. [S904] John Q. Watson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Elkhart Co., Indiana, shows them living apparently as parent and child.
  42. [S1883] Edwin Leahmann household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Lucy as mother-in-law of Minetta's husband.
  43. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999.
  44. [S368] John Q. Watson household, 1880 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Rilla as the daughter of Lusa's husband.
  45. [S368] John Q. Watson household, 1880 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Bessa as the daughter of Lusa's husband.
  46. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Bessie as the daughter of Lucy's husband, and that they had been married more years than the age of the child.
  47. [S8696] Waton twins, Return of A Birth, shows the twins father was Lucy's husband.
  48. [S473] Estella Pearl Glabe, Standard Certificate of Death.
  49. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Laura as the daughter of Lucy's husband, and that they had been married more years than the age of the child.
  50. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Jessie as the daughter of Lucy's husband, and that they had been married more years than the age of the child.