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Matthews Small Watson

Obituary of Amanda Beard Watson, Waxahachie, Texas.

Mrs. Amanda Beard Watson, whose death occurred at the Baptist Sanitarium at Dallas, Tex., at the age of seventy-five years, was the widow of the late Dr. S. H. Watson, of Waxahachie, and the remains were taken in a special car to Waxahachie for burial.

Mrs. Watson was born at Camden, Ala., but went to Texas in 1867 and was married to Dr. Watson in 1873. The first few years of their married life were spent in Dallas, but they moved to Waxahachie thirty-three years ago, and that city had sonce been the home of the family. Mrs. Watson was a woman of rare culture of both mind and heart, and the influence of her womanly and Christian personality was considered most uplifting and helpful in the various social and literary organizations to which she belonged. She was Life Historian of the Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and had recently compiled a book of old songs for the use of the Division. She was a member of the organization of Pen Women of Dallas. She was a devoted member of the Episcopal Church and was identified with every movement making for the progress of the Church.

Mrs. Watson is survived by four children: Mrs. A. B. Small, of Dallas; Mrs. K. W. Matthews, of Waco; Dr. S. H. Watson, of Waxahachie; and Rembert Watson, of Dallas.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1916.

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