River Portal (East Portal), Colorado

I'm Irish & I'm a Mason...and I have a story to tell.

Sit By The River - Share My Journey

These entries document the stories of the men, women and children who lived at River Portal, Montrose County, Colorado while working on the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel - a historic pioneering project that celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009.

Please read from the first entry forwards as I tend to have my own writing style that's more like reading a book than an entry that can be read individually. Reading the posts separate from each other doesn't really convey the story properly. :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Household # 22 / 6th Person / Watson Blight

The sixth person listed in the boarding house at #22 is Watson Blight.

Watson Thornton Blight

1900 Federal Census; Colorado; Arapahoe County; Precinct 9;
Denver City; E.D. 47; June 9; 4236 Wessil ??; 294/295; DCH

Blight, Joseph Head W M March 1850 50 M 20
                                       England England England 1871 29 Na
                                                    Miner
           , Mary J. Wife W F May 1847 53 M 20 5/2
                                       England England England
           , Richard P. Son W M Oct 1881 18 S
                                       Colorado England England
           , Watson P. Son W M Aug 1887 12 S
                                       Colorado England England
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1910 Federal Census; Colorado; Montrose County; River Portal;
Precinct 17; E.D. 111; April 27; 22/22; DCH

Blight, Watson F. Partner M W 23 S
                                            Colorado England England
                                                         Time Keeper U.S. Reclamation Service
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1920 Federal Census; Colorado; Denver County;
Denver City; E.D. 16; 3629 West 33 Ave.; 35/49; DCH

Blight, Watson Head M W 33 M
                                     Colorado England England
                                                 Hydrographer State
          , Zilla Wife F W 29 M
                                     Colorado Vermont Canada
          , Aileen Daughter F W 6 S
                                     Colorado Colorado Colorado
          , Edith Daughter F W 2 7/12 S
                                     Colorado Colorado Colorado
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1930 Federal Census; Colorado; Weld County; Greeley City;
Ward 3; E.D. 103; April 7; 1929 Tenth Avenue; 103/110; DCH

Blight, Watson T. Head M W 43 M 22
                                          Colorado England England
                                                         ???? Engineer Irrigation
          , Zilla M. Wife F W 39 M 19
                                          Colorado Vermont Canada
          , Eileen M. Daughter F W 16 S
                                          Colorado Colorado Colorado
          , Edith L. Daughter F W 12 S
                                          Colorado Colorado Colorado
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World War I Civilian Draft Registration:

Name in Full: Watson Thornton Blight
Home Address: 725 ?? N. 5th ??
Montrose, Colo
Date of Birth: August 27, 1886
Natural Born Citizen
Present Occupation: Junior Clerk
By Whom Employed: U S R S
Dependents: Wife Child 4 yrs
Married
Caucasian
No Previous Military Service
No Exemptions Claimed
Tall
Medium Build
Gray Eyes
Brown Hair
June 5 ???
Signature: Watson T. Blight
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Social Security Death Index:

Name: Zilla Blight
SSN: 522-66-1375
Last Residence: 80033 Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States of America
Born: 19 Oct 1890
Died: Mar 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (1963)
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