The obituary of Pink Watson.

Wilson Daily Times, __ June 1920.


On 18 May 1904, Pink Watson, 26, of Toisnot township, son of Ned and Fannie Watson, married Alice Batts, 20, of Toisnot township, daughter of Gandy and Emily Batts, at Gandy Batts’ in Toisnot.

In the 1910 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: John Watson, 29, tenant farmer; wife Alice, 23; and children Annie, 3, and Festus, 4 months.

In 1918, Pink Watson registered for the World War I draft in Wilson County. Per his draft registration card, he was born 15 July 1879; lived at R.F.D. #5, Wilson; was a “cropper farmer” for Pete Batts; and his contact was wife Alice Watson. He signed his card with an X.

In the 1920 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: on Rocky Mount-Wilbanks Road, Pink Watson, 39; wife Alice, 35; and children Annie, 12, Lester, 10, Laura, 7, Annie Lee, 8, Gertie, 6, and Henry, 4.

Pink Watson died 16 June 1920 in Wilson township, Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was 40 years old; was born in Johnston County, N.C., to Fannie Graham of Elm City, N.C.; was married to Alice Watson; and worked as a farmer. Emily Batts was informant.


  1. I’m floored. Gandy Batts is my great-great grandfather. Never heard anything about Alice or Pink.

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