Saturday, April 17, 2010


Friday's Lockport Union Sun and Journal featured a front-page article about the motorcycle accident that occurred on Slayton Settlement Road.

The article noted this about the victim, John Watson, Jr...

Watson’s father John B. Watson Sr. said his son was on his way back home from a “semi-warm weather drive,” but never made it home.

Watson Sr., who is the owner of J.B. Watson Farms in Hartland, said his son has worked with him for at least 12 years.

“When I bought the orchard, he came up to help me,” Watson Sr. said. “He was the supervisor of the five-member work crew, and they all had a lot of respect for him.”

Watson grew up in Montgomery County, Pa., and was a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., with a major in culinary arts.

“He was so intelligent and knew all about food and presentation, which helped out our farm a lot,” Watson Sr. said. He added that his son loved to till the land and work on the farm with him while listening to music.

Watson Sr. said he plans to have his son’s funeral service at First Baptist Church in the city. Arrangements are not finalized.

“My whole family was married and buried there. I think that’s a good place to have it,” he said.

To read the entire article, with details about the accident investigation, go here: