HARRY D. WATERS
Harry D. Waters, who has had his headquarters at Weed, Siskiyou County, for a number of years, has led an active life in various parts of the country, his operations having been confined largely to the coast region for many years. He was born in Paducah, Kentucky, on the 14th of October, 1878, and is a son of Joseph and Martha (Hubbard) Waters. His father, who has long engaged in the hotel business, is now living in Taylor Springs, Illinois. They became the parents of five children, all of whom are living, namely: Harry D.; Otto, who is a coal miner in Kentucky; Jesse, who lives in Kansas City, Missouri; Hazel, the wife of Charles Brogan, of Kentucky; and Beatrice, who is an accountant in Kentucky.
Harry D. Waters received his educational training in the grade and high schools of his native state, after which he entered the mercantile trade, in which he has been actively engaged to the present time. His work has taken him to all parts of the country and, as a promoter of various enterprises, he has been a factor in the business prosperity of a member of the Loyal Order of Moose at Weed and the Fraternal Order and Montana, and in 1905 located in San Francisco, where he lived until the earthquake of 1906,--a period of about eighteen months. He also spent some time in Seattle, and was again located in San Francisco during the Pan-American Exposition. He now has his headquarters in Weed, where he expects to reside for some years to come, being very well pleased with the place and the people. He in turn is held in high regard throughout the community and is regarded as a capable business man and substantial citizen.
In 1905, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Mr. Waters was united in marriage to Miss Mae Curtis, whose family were residents of Evansville, Indiana, where her father was engaged in the publishing business. Mr. Waters is a member of the Loyal Order of Moose at Weed and the Fraternal Order of Eagles at Mount Shasta. Hunting and fishing are his favorite forms of recreation and he is deeply interested in everything that has a bearing on the welfare and prosperity of his community.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J. W. Major, History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Pages 267-268. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
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