Watson was born in Mt. Carroll, July 6, 1874; was married Oct. 1, 1904, to Miss
Lutie Dresbach. Two sons were born to them, Tom and Jack. Tom is attending the
University of Illinois; Jack is employed in the Forest City National Bank at
Mr. Watson moved with his parents to Chadwick where he
was educated in the public schools and in Savanna. In 1891 he entered the
railway service. He went to Minneapolis, where he was employed by several
companies as fireman and locomotive engineer. He returned to Mt. Carroll in 1902
where he has lived since. When the health of the late A.B. Adams, county clerk,
commenced to fail he secured Walter Watson as deputy and for four years he
carried the burden of the duties as Mr. Adams continued to fail, so it was but
fitting that upon the death of Mr. Adams he should be elected as clerk. He
carried every township in the county, showing that his worth and merit were
recognized. No mistake was made in his election, for there never has been a
better or more competent clerk and never will be. Everything has a place,
everything is in its place, the work is as thorough and accurate as in a bank.
He is genial and accommodating and when inquiries of things pertaining to the
office are made he seldom has to look up the records, unless it is something far
back, for he has it in his head. His time is all given to the office, and
Carroll County in 1930 is in safe, competent and accurate hands.
County Biography & Business - Souvenir Edition 1930
Vol. XI, Mt. Carroll, Illinois, July 10, 1930 - NO 185
Cal M. Feezer, Publisher
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