Biography of Stephen G. Waterman
Madison County, NY Biographies





Waterman, Stephen C., son of Rehal and Susan (Colvin) Waterman, was born in the town of Lenox, this county, May 16,1842. He was educated in the public schools, and Monroe county academy at East Henrietta. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. A., 111th N. Y. Volunteers, and served until the close of the war, participating in the Wilderness campaign, the engagements before Richmond and at Appomattox. He was honorably discharged June 12, 1865, and came to Oneida where for one year he was employed as a clerk in the grocery store of A. Hill & Son. Subsequently he worked as a clerk in D. C. Colvin's shoe store five years, and following this period established a boot and shoe store in association with J. F. Cody (1871) forming the firm of Cody & Waterman. After six years Mr. Cody retired and for five years subsequent Mr. Waterman conducted the business alone. In 1882 he bought the clothing business of C. I. Walrath & Sons, in which enterprise he was associated with F. P. Klock, forming the firm of Waterman & Klock. In 1889 Mr. Klock was succeeded by Fred Hodges. forming the present firm of Waterman & Hodges. Mr. Waterman has been in business at his present location eighteen years. He has been active in Republican politics and has frequently held positions of public trust, serving as village clerk one year, town clerk one year, and as village trustee two years. in 1895 he was elected supervisor of the new town of Oneida, and still holds this office to which he has been elected three successive times. In April, 1899, he was appointed superintendent of canals for Section 5, extending from Canastota to Herkimer. Mr. Waterman is a member of Oneida Lodge, No. 270, F. & A. M.; and a charter member John R. Steward Post No. 174, G. A. R., which he has served as trustee for the past twelve years. He was one of the organizers and a continuous director of the Farmer's and Merchant's Bank; is a stockholder of the Rathbun Sawyer Company, the Oneida Silver Plating Works, and the National Chuck Company. Mr. Waterman married in 1871, Maggie A. Walrath, daughter of C. I. Wairath of Oneida. Two children have been born to them: Flora A., and Charles I. Waterman.


FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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