Mr. & Mrs. Sloman Watson

                   Celebrates Golden Wedding Anniversary.                    
Mr. and Mrs. Sloman Watson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary       
Christmas day at their home, 210 Grand Ave., Texarkana. Mrs. Watson, born    
Addie Lee Watkins, daughter of Willie Watkins and Emma Hardie of Macon, Ga.  
on July 21, 1875, came to Pike County, at the age of seven. Mr. Watson born  
at Corinth, Ark., August 29, 1868, was the son of Jim Watson and Sallie      
Chesshire. Mr. and Mrs. Watson were married Dec. 25, 1892, about five miles  
north of Murfreesboro on the Watkins farm which is now Dr. Roberts orchard.  
Judge Neal Threlkeld performed the ceremony. Mrs. Watson bought their        
marriage license from J.C. Hughes who was clerk of Pike county at that time. 
Mr. and Mrs. Watson lived in Pike and Howard counties before moving to       
Texarkana 17 years ago. He has been employed by the Texarkana Cotton Oil     
Corp., wince that time serving as manager of East 9th gin. Surviving         
children are: Mrs. Lula Bean, Little Rock; Mrs. Clara Icenhawer, Center      
Point; Clifton Watson, Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Ruby Woodruff, New Boston, Texas;  
Harrison, Clyde Watson, Mrs. Carinne De Loach, Mrs. Faye Gerber, all of      
Texarkana. Grandchildren are, Charles Bean, Lawry Field, Colo.; Evelyn Bean  
Sloan, Bobby Jo and Addie Lee Bean, Little Rock; Dorothy, Jane and A.C.      
Watson Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; Willie Jean and James Clyde Watson, Tommy De       
Loach, Texarkana; Ann, Frances and Dale Woodruff, New Boston and one great   
grandchild, Rebecca Annette Sloan, Little Rock. Mr. Watson was one of the    
first subsribers of the Courier.                                             
Pike County Courier, Volume 55, Number 1, January 1, 1943, page 4, column 5. 
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