Watson's Childhood
 
 
       John B. Watson was born in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, on January 9, 1878, into a very poor family.  Watson was the fourth of six children. 
       This is a photo of the house in which Watson lived as a child.  The house is still in existence, about 5 minutes north of Furman off of SC highway 276.
Emma Kesiah (Roe) Watson 
       Watson's mother was very religious and wanted her son to be a minister when he grew up.
Pickens Butler Watson 
       Watson's father has been called lazy and delinquent.  He left the family when Broadus was a youngster.
 
John B. Watson     Childhood    At Furman    At Chicago    At Johns Hopkins     Career in Advertising    On the Farm    Watson Remembered    Additional Resources
 
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