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Name:Charles Wilder Watts
Affiliation:Class of 1893
Biography & Genealogy:Charles Wilder Watts, Class of 1893: Genealogy: Born- Nov. 2, 1873 in Portsmouth, Va. Father- Judge Abraham Smith Watts; Mother- Sarah Monrovia Bain. Pat. Grandfather- George Watts; Pat. Grandmother- Sarah Tucker Gaskins. Mat. Grandfather- David Augustus Bain; Mat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Miles Chesman. Married- Amanda Warren Frierson, daughter of Dr. Samuel W. Frierson of Florence, Ala. on Nov. 2, 1895. (Another source says 1905). Children- one son, Chalres Wilder Watts, Jr. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 15, 1889; Graduated June 29, 1893 standing 5 in a class of 27. Careers- Professor at VMI: 1896-98 Captain, Asst. Prof. of Math, Drawing & Tactics; 1898-99 Captain, Asst. Prof. of Math & Tactics; 1900-02 Captain, Asst. Prof. of Math; 1903-07 Major, Adjutant Prof. of Math; 1908 Lt. Col. Professor of Math and Head of Math Dept. Died- July 9, 1931 at the home of his sister in Portsmouth, Va. Buried in Columbia, Tenn.