Edna Catherine (Bethea) Burkett

Edna Catherine (Bethea) Burkett (1888 - 1975)

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Edna Catherine "Katie" Burkett formerly Bethea aka Watson
Born in Alachua County, Florida, USAmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Columbia County, Florida, USAmap
[children unknown]
Died in Polk County, Florida, USAmap
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Birth 24 Oct 1888 • Alachua County, Florida, USA

Marriage 20 Jun 1905 • Columbia County, Florida, USA to Edgar J Watson. Ed was 50 years old and Edna was only 17.

They had two known children Ruby Watson born1907, and Hampton Watson born 1909. (Per the 1910 Census)

Residence 1910 • Flamingo, Monroe, Florida, USA --- Household consists of: E J Watson Head 52 , Edna Watson Wife 18, Ruby Watson Daughter 3, Hampton Watson Son 1, L H Watson Son 19.

Edna gave birth to a 3rd child called Anna Watson (1900-2000) just a couple of months before Edgar was murdered.

Her husband Edgar Watson (a Serial Killer) was gunned down in October 1910 in Florida.

Edna married for a second time in 1911 to Mortimer M Burkett (1886 - 1970).

Death 20 Feb 1975 • Polk County, Florida, USA --- Age 86

Burial Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida, USA --- Lake Wales Cemetery --- Find A Grave Memorial# 62534165


  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVKN-DML : accessed 2 December 2016), Edna Watson in household of E J Watson, Flamingo, Monroe, Florida, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 131, sheet A, family 242, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 165; FHL microfilm 1,374,178.

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Mortimer Marvin Burkett and Edna Catherine Bethea Watson Burkett
Mortimer Marvin Burkett and Edna Catherine Bethea Watson Burkett


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