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Document Details


Title: Eugenie Watson Grady
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Marin County Free Library. Civic Center Branch. Anne T. Kent California Room
Collection: Carla Ehat Oral History Program for the Anne T. Kent California Room
Description: Eugenie is the great-granddaughter of Maria Guadalupe Costello, and Edward Watson who built a saw mill in Monterey in 1824. She is also the granddaughter of James Watson, the only native-born Californian who saw service in the Civil War. Eugenie was born in San Rafael in 1907, and her father, Edward Watson, was born in San Rafael in 1887. She tells colorful stories of early San Rafael involving parades, personages, her father’s saloon, schooling and activities, social times, her working life, marriage, and children. At the time of the interview Eugenie was collecting material to write a book regarding life in San Rafael before the Golden Gate Bridge was constructed.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/ewgradyft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Grady, Eugenie Watson, 1907-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1907
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Writer
Age at speaking: 72
Document date: 07-Mar-1979
Interviewer: Ehat, Carla; Kent, Anne
Locations discussed: California; Marin County, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; California--History; Community; Local history; Marin County (Calif.)--History; Marin County, CA; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029604-32835