Joseph Watson Obituary

Mr. Joseph Watson, a venerable Englishman, who for the past two years has been boarding with Mr. Holland at 76 West Sixth street, died Sunday morning after a protracted illness. The deceased was born in Leeds, England, December 24th, 1825, and only been in this country a little over two years. He was a courteous and pleasant old gentleman and won many friends. His sons, Charles and William, of Minnesota were with their father during his last days; besides these Mr. Watson leaves two daughters in England. The deceased was a member of the Church of England, and his funeral sermon was preached at his late residence Tuesday afternoon, the Reverend WW Mix, of Christ church officiating.”1

  1. (1890, October 18). Portsmouth Times, p. 5.