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Watkins, Anne Elizabeth

Watkins, Anne Elizabeth

Female 1916 - 2006  (89 years)

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  • Name Watkins, Anne Elizabeth 
    Born 23 May 1916  Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 5928 
    Died 4 May 2006  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Yanceyville Presbyterian Church, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5850  Caswell County
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 

    Father Watkins, William Cobb,   b. 20 Jan 1877, Bullock, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1932, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nelson, Emily Lee,   b. 6 Oct 1885,   d. 31 Jan 1935  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 12 Apr 1912  [1
    Reference Number 80666 
    Family ID F3037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pemberton, Clarence Lilly Jr.,   b. 23 Jul 1908, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1995, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1940  Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 43123 
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F3035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 May 1916 - Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Mar 1940 - Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 2006 - Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Yanceyville Presbyterian Church, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins in Roxboro 1940
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins at Beach
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins on French Riveria
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins Wedding 16 March 1940
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins Pemberton and Daughters
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins at Camp Yonahlossee
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins Pemberton Yanceyville Brownie Troop

    Documents
    Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Letter to Anne Elizabeth Watkins Page #1
    Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Letter to Anne Elizabeth Watkins Page #1
    Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Letter to Anne Elizabeth Watkins Page #2
    Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Letter to Anne Elizabeth Watkins Page #2

    Headstones
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins and Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Grave Marker
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins and Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Grave Marker

    Newspapers


  • Notes 
    • Anne Elizabeth Watkins (1916-2006)

      Anne Elizabeth Watkins Pemberton (1916-2006)

      Anne Watkins at the Beach

      Anne Elizabeth Watkins Pemberton (1916-2006) Wedding

      Anne Elizabeth Watkins Pemberton (1916-2006)

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      Photograph
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      Camp Yonahlosssee: Anne on the far right is 11 years old. She loved this camp so much that she sent her three daughters there for a total of five years.
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      Obituary of Anne Watkins Pemberton

      Yanceyville, NC - Anne Watkins Pemberton, age 90, of 192 Pemberton Street, Yanceyville, N.C., died peacefully in her sleep, on May 4, 2006.

      She was born May 23, 1916, in Roxboro, North Carolina, daughter of the late William Cobb Watkins and Emily Nelson Watkins. In 1937, Ms. Pemberton was a graduate of UNC-Greensboro. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty years, Clarence L. Pemberton, a lawyer and county Judge in Yanceyville, North Carolina.

      Since 1940, Anne Pemberton has been an active member of the Yanceyville community. Ms. Pemberton, along with her husband, was a founder of St. Lukes' Episcopal Church where she was a member for decades before joining the Yanceyville Presbyterian Church. Since 1999, she has served as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church.

      During the 40's and 50's, she was a leader of the Yanceyville Girl Scout Brownie Troop and an active parent volunteer in the school system where she organized the first library in Bartlett Yancey Elementary School. She was a charter member of the Caswell County Historical Society and the Yanceyville Garden Club, which supervised community projects including the plantings on the square and around the Bartlett Yancey Senior High School. She was president and a member of the board of directors of the Caswell County American Cancer Society. Ms. Pemberton was appointed by the board of the Katherine Reynolds Scholarship Foundation at UNCG to serve as both district and county chairperson responsible for selecting applicants and awarding scholarships. She also served as a tax advisor in the Pemberton law firm.

      Ms. Pemberton is survived by her three daughters and their families: Mary Norcott Pemberton of Branford, Connecticut; Elizabeth Nelson Pemberton and her husband Richard Lewis of Washington, DC; and Emaly Pemberton Simone and husband Richard Simone of Middletown, Connecticut. She is also survived by her four grandchildren and their families: Nathaniel Pemberton Zee and wife, Stacey Zee; Landon Zee and wife Megan Lamb; Emaly Nelson Simone, husband Anthony Letourneau, and son Henry Amedee Letourneau; and William Simone.

      The family received friends at the residence from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2006.

      A memorial service was conducted at the Yanceyville Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Marie Reed & Harold McElroy Monday, May 8, 2006.

      "Ms. Pem," who is known for her love and protection of animals, requests that any memorial be made to the Animal Protection Society of Northern Piedmont (Box 193, Yanceyville, N.C. 27379).

      Marley Funeral Home, Yanceyville, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.

      Source: The Caswell Messenger

      Pemberton Gravestone
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      I believe I understand why a member of the Watkins family (Anne Elizabeth Watkins) recalled a John Bullock as the partner of William Cobb Watkins in the Roxboro building supply business of "Watkins & Bullock." The elder William Cobb Bullock (1827-1873) has a son named John Bullock (1855-1928). Census records show this John Bullock to be a "Lumberman." And this John Bullock has a son named William Cobb Bullock (1888-1944) who stated his occupation as "Retail Lumberman" in Roxboro, North Carolina.

      So, which W. C. Bullock was the original partner in the W. C. Watkins and W. C. Bullock Roxboro building supply business?

      And to complicate matters, the mother of William Cobb Watkins (1877-1932) is Anne Chesley Bullock (1853-1939), and his paternal grandmother is Anne Elizabeth Bullock (1833-1913)! Thus the Bullock and Watkins families of Roxboro are closely related.
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      Footnote: The younger William Cobb Bullock (1888-1944) married Nannie Cabell Moore, and they had at least three children: Nancy Cabell Bullock (1916-2014); Carr Moore Bullock (1919-2001); and William Cobb Bullock, Jr. (1921-1944 -- killed in World War II).

      Source: Richmond S. Frederick, Jr. Post to the Reminiscing in Roxboro Facebook Page, 11 November 2021.
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      Birth Record
      Name: Ann Elizabeth Watkins
      Date of Birth: 23 May 1916
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birth County: Person
      Parent1 Name: Willie H Watkins
      Roll Number: B_C021_68003
      Volume: 16
      Page: 656
      Source: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005
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  • Sources 
    1. Details: Norcott Family Tree on Ancestry.com (Owner: Norcott197); Accessed 1 July 2010.