Ava Owen Watkins1

#19774, (September 1880 - 24 September 1947)
Father*Lloyd A Watkins1 (1856 - 1935)
Mother*Nannie G Mattingly1 (1860 - )


Lawrence W Casey Jr. b. 1866, d. 1941
Children 1.Theodore Lloyd Casey12 (1902 - 1981)
 2.Joseph Deery Casey+12 (1904 - 1993)
 3.Vincent Watkins Casey12 (c 1907 - 1940)
 4.Lucille L Casey+12 (c 1909 - 1987)
 5.Lawrence Walter Casey13 (1911 - 1915)
 6.Virginia Catherine Casey12 (1913 - 1974)
Her married name was Casey.2 
Birth*September 1880She was born in September 1880 at KentuckyG.1 
Marriage*21 August 1901She married Lawrence W Casey Jr., son of Lawrence Walsh Casey and Sophia Roussin, on 21 August 1901 at St. Louis, Missouri.2 
5 May 1910She and Lawrence W Casey Jr. appeared on the census of 5 May 1910 at High Street, Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.3 
Death25 January 1916She reported the death of Sophia Roussin on 25 January 1916 at Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.4 
9 January 1920She and Lawrence W Casey Jr. appeared on the census of 9 January 1920 at High Street, Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.5 
9 April 1930She and Lawrence W Casey Jr. appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at 2nd Ward, Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.6 
24 April 1940She and Lawrence W Casey Jr. appeared on the census of 24 April 1940 at Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.7 
Death11 November 1941She reported the death of Lawrence W Casey Jr. on 11 November 1941 at St. Mary's Hospital, Ironton, Iron Co., MissouriG.8 
Death*24 September 1947She died on 24 September 1947 at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.9 
Obituary25 September 1947Obituary for Ava Owen Watkins was published on 25 September 1947.10 
Burial*27 September 1947She was buried on 27 September 1947 at St. James's Church Cemetery, Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.11 


  1. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S271] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Microfilm images, online Ancestry.com, Washington Co., Record images, 1901, img. 23/35, p. 283. Lawrence W Casey of Potosi, Washington Co., and Ava O Watkins of St. Louis, marr. lic. 20 Aug 1901, marr. St. Louis 21 Aug 1901, by E J Demsey, Catholic priest.
  3. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. L W (48), b. and mother b. MO, father b. Ireland, sheriff; Ava (30)b. and parents b. KY, 4 children, all living; marr. 7 yrs.
  4. [S1399] Missouri Death Certificates (1910- ), File No. 5089, Reg. No. 16, Reg. Dist. 887, Primary Reg. Dist. 4538. Sophia P Casey, b. Washington Co. 29 Jun 1836, dau. of Akan Roussian and Aspize Robaux, both b. Paris. France; wid., housekeeper, d. Potosi, Washington Co., 25 Jan 1916, age 79y 6m 26d, valvular heart lesion; inf. Lawrence W Casey; bur. Potosi 27 Jan 1916, online http://s1.sos.mo.gov/mdh
  5. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Lawrence W (51), b. and parents b. MO, county sheriff; Ava (39), b. and parents b. KY.
  6. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Lawrence W (63), b. and mother b. MO, father b. Northern Ireland [sic], automobile garage proprietor; Ava (49), b. and parents b. KY.
  7. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Lawrence (74), b. MO, gasoline filling station proprietor; Ava W (59), b. KY; same house in 1935.
  8. [S1399] Missouri Death Certificates (1910- ), No. 38435, Reg. No. 66, Reg. Dist. 39_. Lawrence Walsh Casey, b. Washington Co. MO 13 Nov 1867, son of Larry W Casey (b. Ireland) and Sophia Roussan [sic] (b. MO); husb. of Ava Casey, merchant, d. 11 Nov 1941, St. Mary's Hospital, Ironton, Arcadia Twp., Iron Co. MO, age 73y 11m 28d, carcinoma of rectum; inf. Mrs. Ava Casey, Potosi MO; bur. Potosi, Boyer Funeral Home.
  9. [S1399] Missouri Death Certificates (1910- ), State File 32396, Re. No. 8999, Reg. Dist. 318, Primary Reg. Dist. 1003. Ava Owen Casey, b. KY 7 Sep 1879, dau. of L A Watkins and Nancy Mattingly, both b. KY; wid., housewife, res. Potosi, Washington Co. MO, d. 24 Sep 1947, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis MO, age 68y 0m 20d, cerebral hemorrhage, post-operative; inf. Joe D Casey; bur. Potosi MO 27 Sep 1947, Boyer Funeral Home.
  10. [S62] St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri.
  11. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, Matching standing grave markers. Lawrence W Casey, 1867-1941; Ava Watkins Casey, 1879-1947. Narrative: Ava Owen Watkins, dau. of Lloyd A Casey and Nancy Mattingly, b. Owensboro KY; children Theodore L Casey ( -1981); infant Casey ( -1914); Lucille L Casey Blount (1908–1987); Walter L Casey (1911–1915); Virginia Catherine Casey (1913–1974). St. James Cemetery, Potosi, Washington Co. MO. Memorials 10559419 and 10559454, created by and photos added by Larry G Flesher.
  12. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  13. [S1399] Missouri Death Certificates (1910- ), File No. 26722, Reg. No. 52, Reg. Dist. 889, Primary Reg. Dist. 4538. Lawrence Walter Casey, son of Lawrence Casey, b. MO, and Ava Watkins, b. KY; b. 15 Jun 1911, d. Potosi, Washington Co., 15 Aug 1915, peritonitis; inf. L W Casey, Potosi; bur. Potosi MO 16 Aug 1915.