This chapter details the ancestry of Reatha Watson (a.k.a. Barbara La Marr), born July 28, 1896, in Yakima, Washington, to William Watson and Rose (Contner) Watson. Her father and mother’s life histories, as well as her father’s noteworthy career as a newspaperman, are presented, and her brother and half-siblings, paternal and maternal grandparents, and various extended family members are discussed. The stage for Reatha’s nomadic childhood, prompted by her father’s career and inborn restlessness, is set. Factors that will give rise to and condition certain of Reatha’s predominant personality traits are established. The chapter concludes with Reatha’s birth.
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