Biography of George A. Watkins
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Geo. A. Watkins, of the firm of Provin & Watkins, druggists, Rockford, was born in Cannon tp., this county April 13, 1858, and is a son of John Watkins, deceased, who came from England to New York in 1842, and to Kent county in 1852. Geo. A. was brought up on a farm, and received his education in Rockford and Grand Rapids. He was married Aug. 17, 1879, to Miss Amelia Myers, daughter of John Myers. They had one child, now deceased. Mr. W. engaged in the drug business on Main street, with Mr. Provin. in the spring of 1881. This store was first establishied in 1874, by Chas. E. Blakeley, who sold to C. G. Parkhurst in February, 1879. The present firm purchased it in the spring of 1881, and is doing a good business.

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