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I. N. Watson

I. N. Watson was born in Clark County, Missouri September 24, 1857.  His boyhood was spent there on a farm, and he attended Craddock College at Quincy, Ill.  Subsequently he took a two years' course at the Kirksville, Mo., Normal School, from which he was graduated in 1881.  He went to law school in Keokuk, Ia., and was admitted tot he bar there in 1883.  Mr. Watson then went to Emporia, Kas., as a stenographer, and became court reporter for Judge Graves.

     In September 1885, Mr. Watson came to Kansas City, and two years later formed a partnership with the late John W. Beebe, which was dissolved in 1898.

     He was married January 1, 1885, to Miss Frances B. Etheridge in Clark County, Missouri.  They have two children.
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