Harry Howard Watts was born May 9, 1871, in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, where he remained until he attained his majority. He
attended the public schools in Ann Arbor, and was graduated from the
Ann Arbor High School, after which he entered the University of
He spent a year in the literary department,
and a year and a half in the medical department under the tutelage of
Dr. Fleming Carrow, who occupies the chair of opthamology in the
After emerging from the university, he
identified himself with a prominent optical firm in Minneapolis, where
he remained for four years.
He came to Kansas City in 1896, and was for
four yeas with a local optical firm. In 1900 he started in
business for himself, and has done more than well.
Mr. Watts is a Mason, and has also been
honored with the members of his profession with an election to the
position of vice-president of the Missouri Optical Association.