Cardiff, Wales, Uk
of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
4 Apr 2011
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Note: Even Watkins immigrated to the US between 1848 and 1850.
Nothing is known of his parents except that they were Welsh.
Family oral history says he originated from Cardiff in Wales,
however he may have lived in any number of small towns in the
area of greater Cardiff. Some information may point to Crickhowel
as the last point of residence before emigration. The 1850 census
registers 3 children, the youngest 5 months old lists birthplace
as Pennsylvania. Whether this child was actually born in PA or
born enroute to the US is unknown but this would place the
date of immigration at between 1848 when their second child
was born in Wales and 1850. Research seems to support the
fact that Even was a coal or iron works worker in Wales and was
probably hired to bring his expertise to the growing iron works
industry in western Pennsylvania. By 1860 he is listed only as
a reference in the census, as having been placed in an insane
asylum. Where or why he was institutionalized is still unknown
but it is conjectured that perhaps he was injured in an industrial
Date: 13 Nov 1999
Prior to import, this record was last changed 00:00:00 13 Nov 1999.
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