Edwin S. Watkins obituary

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Wednesday, February 25, 1914
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Edwin Stock Watkins, aged 40 years, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 19, 1914, of dropsy and heart trouble after and extended illness at his home on Oakland avenue.

He was the son of Wittachur and Mary P. Watkins and was born at Cedar City, July 8, 1873. He completed his education in the Austin high school and was married to Miss Katie Ann Brown, daughter of Orin Brown, Sept. 2, 1896. They lived on the farm for about nine years when on account of his sickness they moved to Austin and lived two years. They then spent two years at Columbus, Mont., returning to Austin to live in April, 1910. Last summer they built their new house on Oakland avenue. Mr. Watkins's health continued poor so that he could not do heavy work. He was assistant assessor in Austin for two years.

His mother died Dec. 30, 1888, and his father, Aug. 4, 1909. Both are buried at Cedar City. Deceased leaves his wife and one brother, Harvey Watkins of Austin. He was a man universally liked by those who knew him, being kind hearted, just and unselfish.

Funeral service was held at the Baptist church, Sunday afternoon, Rev. C. D. Belden officiating. The church was crowded so that the lecture room and gallery were required to seat the large company of friends and relatives. Rev. W. L. Riley conducted prayer service at the house. Interment at Cedar City. Mr. Watkins was a member of the Eagles and they attended the funeral in a body.