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Mary Magdalene Hill Watson (1913—2007) was a Denton woman through and through. Born and raised on Prairie St, Mrs. Watson’s family has owned Denton land for several generations (according to her nephew Donald Moss, including a cotton field where Fout’s Field now stands).
Encouraged through her inherent patriotism and pride in her country, Mary Watson spent the 1940s working for Convair and the American Manufacturing Company during World War II. Throughout her adult life, Mrs. Watson never moved further than a few miles from the Convair plant and the Fort Worth Stockyards.
In 2007, Mary Watson passed away and was buried south of Denton. Though she and her husband Crockett Watson never had children of their own, Mrs. Watson was beloved by her nephew and nieces.
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Mary Magdalene Hill Watson Scrapbook Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
This collection's scrapbook has been preserved in its original order while the loose newspaper clippings are arranged chronologically.
This collection includes a scrapbook compiled by the American Manufacturing Company employee, Mary Watson, and is dedicated to Convair jets and other factory employees during the 1940s and World War 2. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photos and programs that depict and describe the Convair “Liberator” B-24 bomber, the people that worked to construct the plane, and provide small insights into life during the war effort.