Biography of Homer P. Watters
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Homer P. Watters was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., in October, 1814. His parents were natives of Connecticut and New York. At the age of 11 years he was thrown upon the world to carve out a place and fortune for himself. He found a home with a farmer, and remained until of age. He went to Lyons, Oakland Co., in 1881, and nine years later to Plainfield, this county, where he purchased a farm. He moved to Whitneyville in 1855 and kept a hotel two years, and built a hotel in Cascade, which he operated seven years; after which he engaged in, farming, removing in 1866 to Keene, lonia Co. In 1870 he purchased a hotel in Ada, which he managed until 1874, when he purchased 80 acres of land on sec. 24. He was married Oct. 11, 1837, to Laura, daughter of Stephen and Anna Gardner, born in Bath, Steuben Co., N, Y., Nov. 21, 1819. Their 12 children are living, and are: Delia A. (wife of H. M. Clark), Francis A. (Mrs. L. Hooper), Olive L. (wife of D. C. Marsh), Charles M. (married Mary Langley), Marilla E. (Mrs. Albert Huston), Mary J. (wife of Edgar S. Morse), Chauncy E. (married Ellen Horn), Adella (wife of Dr. John Durmon), Devillo H., Hattie M. (Mrs. T. W. Preston), Delos C. and Dwight E. Mr. Watters is a Democrat.

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