John E. Watters was the son of George P. Watters and Rachel Booth, born in 1851 in Lawrence County, Ohio.John married Louisa Virginia Langdon on Sept. 13, 1874 (M.B. 11, p. 119).She was the daughter of William Langdon and Elizabeth Simmons. The following is info on Louisa and John:
Louisa Virginia Watters died according to the Lawrence County early death records on January 11, 1917 at the age of 66.Obits came from the Daily Register, on Jan. 13 and Jan. 17, 1917:
MRS. WATTERS DIES AT CHESAPEAKE, OHIO
Death came yesterday to Mrs. Louisa Virginia Watters, 67 years old, of Chesapeake, O.She was the mother of Miss Ethel Watters, a teacher in the Huntington High School.
Three daughters and two sons survive.These are Miss Ethel Watters of Huntington; Mrs. Vance Kite, of Illinois, and Mrs. Charles Parker, of Getaway, O; Charles E. Watters, of Chesapeake, and H. O. Watters, of Columbus.
Funeral services are in charge of the Steele Undertaking company of Huntington and will be conducted from the Getaway Methodist church on Sunday afternoon at one o’clock, the Rev. N. E. Shaffer, officiating.
The deceased was a splendid and motherly lady and was generally esteemed and beloved.The Register extends sympathy to the bereaved family, fully realizing their deep loss.
Louisa Virginia Langdon was born Aug. 5, 1850 and died January 11, 1917.
She was united in marriage September, 1874, to John E. Watters who preceded her to the great beyond twenty-five years ago this New Year.To this union were born two sons and three daughters, all of whom survive her.They are:Charles Watters of Chesapeake, O.; Homer Watters of Huntington, W. Va.; Mrs. Charles Baker of Getaway, O.; Mrs. Vance Kite of Chenoa, Illinois, and Miss Ethel at home.
She was converted twenty-six years ago at her home during a revival conducted by Rev. Crossly.She was an active member of the Getaway M. E. church.She was a devout Christian; a devoted and faithful mother who patiently and untiringly devoted her life in caring for her children until they grew to young manhood and womanhood and went to homes of their own with the exception of Miss Ethel with whom she lived at the time of her death.
She bore her last illness with unusual Christian patience and forbearance willing to trust all to Him who was her Savior and Friend.She leaves besides these relatives a host of friends to mourn their loss.