Biography of M. B. Waters
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Waters, M. B., was born in Duxbury, Mass., in 1831. His ancestors came from old New England stock. His father, B. S. G. Waters, was born in Marblehead, Mass., and came to Troy in 1842 and died in 1847. His mother, Margaret (Winsor) Waters, was born in Duxbury, Mass., and died in 1839. Mr. Waters when eleven years of age went as cabin boy on board a ship. He began railroading in 1851 on Hudson River Railroad and from there he went with the Troy & Boston Railroad, now the Fitchburg, where he filled the various positions of baggage master, ticket agent, freight and passenger conductor, and was the first traveling passenger agent of the line. He then returned to the Hudson River Railroad Co. and remained with them eleven years. He later went with the People's Line of Steamers and he has ably filled the position of general passenger agent of the line for the past seventeen years. He has published several pamphlets discriptive of the Hudson River and the People's Line and is known for his unique and novel way of advertising which has tended largely to popularize the famous People's Line. Mr. Waters is known as a very interesting correspondent of the Troy Budget. He has been a large contributor to magazines and papers. He is a member of the various Masonic bodies from the Blue Lodge to the Mystic Shrine and is a life member of all. His motto has been "Pluck, patience and perseverance." combined with the golden rule, and has always maintained that "Honesty is the best policy," and his word has proven as good as a government bond. In 1866 be married Lucia M. Allen, of North Dorset, Vt.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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