Scope and Contents
This collection contains documents pertaining to the short life of Robert Otis Watson, the only child of Oliver and Sarah Irena (Fatout) Watson. When Robert left the Wood St. School, Decatur, Illinois, in the spring of 1913, his teacher wrote to Mrs. Watson: "We are so very sorry that Robert is going to leave us. He is a dear boy and very bright and interesting. I like especially his courageous truthfulness, and am sorry I cannot be with him to watch him grow into the fine man he will surely be...