Mary Ann Watson Hill

(Source: Mary Ann Watson Hill obituary as printed in local Wisconsin newspaper, Thursday, October 6, 1932)

Mary Anne (also known as Mary Ann or MaryAnn), second daughter of Margaret and Thomas Watson, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana December 21, 1849 and died in a hospital at Dodgeville (Wisconsin), September 29, 1932 after a lingering and painful illness.

They lived in Louisiana for a few years and one year at St. Louis, Missouri. The steam boat upon which they were passengers to their new home in Wisconsin was wrecked and destroyed by fire. She with her father and mother constituted the only complete family surviving the wreck.