Obit: Watson, Amanda Ellen Dearth (1869 - 1935)
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Surnames: WATSON DEARTH

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 02/07/1935

Watson, Amanda Ellen (5 Dec 1869 - 30 Jan 1935)

Mrs. Amanda E. Watson, 65, wife of the late Frank E. Watson, and former Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) resident, was found slain Wednesday in one of her two rooming houses in Los Angeles, Calif., so read a message received by her brother, J.A. Dearth of this city.

Mrs. Watson, after the death of her husband two years ago, continued the business of operating the rooming houses which they had leased. Wednesday morning she was found slain. Her hands and feet were tied and she had been beaten, and the room ransacked. Investigation of the murder has been begun by Los Angeles authorities, and names of roomers have been turned over to the police. According to reports there was a considerable amount of her money missing as well as diamond rings and other jewelry.

Mr. and Mrs. Watson left Owen in 1922, after his term as postmaster expired, and went to Los Angeles, where they have since resided. He passed away two years ago, and since that time she had continued the business.

A sister from Rockford, Ill., left immediately for Los Angeles to be present at the funeral. No children survive her passing.

----Sources: Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California, Wednesday, January 30, 1935, Page 1

Front Page News, Los Angeles, Jan. 30, 1935

Woman, 64, Beaten, Bound, Left to Die

Mrs. Amanda E. Watson, 64, her hands and feet tied with cord, was found murdered today in one of the two rooming houses that she managed. Her head had been beaten and the room in which she lay had been ransacked. She had been bound and left to bleed and suffocate to death. Police believe the attack occurred
Sunday night.

Family Notes

Amanda Ellen Dearth was born 5 Dec 1869 in Morgan Co., Center Twp., Ohio.  She was the daughter of Lewis and Clarissa "Clara" A. DeVoe (DeVore?)

Husband: Frank C Watson b: 28 Jun 1868 in Morgan County, Ohio.

 

 


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