Watkins Family Album

 

Paul Watkins family portrait (January 1907) - L to R: Roderick Henderson Watkins (1890), Paul Watkins (1864); (standing); William Benson Watkins (1898), Florence Henderson Watkins (1869), Florence Eugenie Watkins (1903), Joseph Ray Watkins (1894) (bottom row); dated are noted in a handwritten caption written by Florence Eugenie Watkins (my grandmother) on the original photo in her family album.

Paul Watkins family portrait (January 1907) – L to R: Roderick Henderson Watkins (1890), Paul Watkins (1864); (standing); William Benson Watkins (1898), Florence Henderson Watkins (1869), Florence Eugenie Watkins (1903), Joseph Ray Watkins (1894) (bottom row); dates are noted in a handwritten caption written by Florence Eugenie Watkins (my grandmother) on the original photo in her family album.

Paul Watkins family portrait (2 Jan 1911) - L to R: William, Florence (Henderson) Watkins, Florence (seated); Rod, Joe, Paul Watkins (standing)

Paul Watkins family portrait (2 Jan 1911) – L to R: William, Florence (Henderson) Watkins, Florence (seated); Rod, Joe, Paul Watkins (standing)

Watkins/Henderson family portrait: back row from left to right: David Elmer Henderson, Joe Watkins, William Watkins, Paul Watkins, Rod Watkins.  Middle row from left to right: Lula Henderson (Will), Elizabeth Henderson (Handley), Florence Watkins (Henderson) holding the baby of Joe and wife, Matthew Henderson, Florence Henderson (daughter of David and Lula).  Front row left to right: Helen (Slack) Watkins, Florence Watkins (from the family album of Thomas M. Smith; photo probably taken in 1916, and no later than 1917)

Watkins/Henderson family portrait: back row from left to right: David Elmer Henderson, Joe Watkins, William Watkins, Paul Watkins, Rod Watkins. Middle row from left to right: Lulu Henderson (Will), Elizabeth Henderson (Handley), Florence Watkins (Henderson) holding the baby of Joe and wife, Matthew Henderson, Florence Henderson (daughter of David and Lula). Front row left to right: Helen (Slack) Watkins, Florence Watkins (from the family album of Thomas M. Smith; photo taken in 1916)

Grace Watkins (far right) has her photograph taken with Paul & Florence Watkins, along with their children, Roderick & Florence, and Paul's mother, Julia (Morris) Watkins (taken on the porch of J.R. Watkins' home at 206 East Broadway in Winona).

Grace Watkins (far right) has her photograph taken with Paul & Florence Watkins, along with their children, Roderick & Florence, and Paul’s mother, Julia (Morris) Watkins (taken on the porch of J.R. Watkins’ home at 206 East Broadway in Winona).

Florence Eugenie Watkins, my grandmother - age 20 (circa 1923)

Florence Eugenie Watkins, my grandmother – age 20 (circa 1923)

Roy W., Rusty, Penny & Florence Walholm. Photo taken 26 Sep 1940 (Penny's 1st birthday), 356 Fairview Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois

Roy W., Rusty, Penny & Florence Walholm. Photo taken 26 Sep 1940 (Penny’s 1st birthday), 356 Fairview Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois

Florence Watkins Walholm & "Rainy" (probably early 1980s)

Florence Watkins Walholm & “Rainy” (early 1980s)

J.R. Watkins photos (click to enlarge):

Watkins Company buildings & properties (click to enlarge):

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J.R. Watkins Company products (click to enlarge):

 

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  • Susan (Mitchell) Hass

    My father, Robert (Bertie) Mitchell, was brought over to the United States from Northern Ireland / England by E.L. King. He worked for the King family as a major domo from 1938 to 1942, when he got his citizenship papers and was drafted (on the same day).

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