Fonds MCC72 - Viva Watson

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Viva Watson

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10 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Viva Lee (nee Davis) Watson was born in Bristol, New Brunswick, in 1886. Viva married Harley Ballentine Watson in 1905. Harley Watson was a sergeant in the 14th Canadian Machine Gun Section and was killed at Vimy Ridge, France, in 1917. Viva Watson participated in the official pilgrimage to Vimy and the battlefields in 1936. Viva Watson was a member of the Baptist Church in Woodstock, New Brunswick, and a mother of Russell, Evelyn, Olivia, and Wendal.

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Scope and content

This fonds consists of cards, pamphlets, and memorabilia from Viva Watson's pilgrimage to Vimy Ridge, France, in 1936. Also included in the fonds are graduation invitations, notes from Harley to his wife and children, and Harley Watson's obituary.

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The materials in this fonds were donated by Viva Watson's granddaughters, Leigh and Sandy Simpson, 1998.


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  • English

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