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Death Takes Miss Watts
Prominent Resident Was Active In Club And Civic Circles
Miss Carrie L. Watts, prominent in club and civic circles of the city and a member of a pioneer Ann Arbor family, died suddenly of a heart attack yesterday at her home at 331 E. Liberty St. She was 81 years old.
Although in failing health for the last two years, Miss Watts was confined to her home for only two days preceding her death. Remarkably active for her years, she attended meetings, transacted business and gave time to other interests as usual during the past week.
Member of D. A. R.
A descendant of Robert Morris, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and of Capt. James Babcock of the Revolutionary war, she was one of the oldest members of the Sarah Caswell Angell chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and served as custodian for the chapter.
She had been an active member of the First Presbyterian church for more than 50 years and her service was given recognition recently by the women's association. She was a charter member of the Ann Arbor Woman's club and club historian, and was afilliated also with the Sons and Daughters of Founders and Patriots and of the Washtenaw Historical Society.
A lifelong resident of Ann Arbor, she was born here June 4, 1858, a daughter of Joseph C. and Emily Babcock Watts. She was a graduate of Ann Arbor High school, and attended the University of Michigan. She was made a member of the Emeritus club of University alumni June 18, 1938.
For 27 years, Miss Watts was librarian in the Ladies Library, predecessor of the present Ann Arbor Public library.
Survived By Brother
She is survived by a brother, Dr. Harry H. Watts, of Kansas CIty, Mo., and a nephew, Dr. Joseph C. Watts of Bay Side, Long Island, N. Y. Two cousins, Mrs. J. H. Dietz and Mrs. Fred Cadwell, reside here, and another cousin, Mrs. Dean Lawrence, lives in Caro.
Another brother, Dr. Herbert C. Watts of Syracuse, N. Y., died in 1935, and his widow has joined the family here for the services. Two sisters, Dr. Virginia Watts and Miss Julia Watts, also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the Dolph funeral home, where friends may call. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Dr. William P. Lemon, minister of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution here will attend in a body.