Biography of George F. Waters
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Waters, George F., was born in Williamson August 30, 1849. His parents were Zeniri and Alice (Brewer) Waters. The family consisted of two sons and three daughters, who grew to maturity, the daughters being now deceased. W. H. Waters, brother of the subject, is in the town of Miller, South Dakota, in the banking business. Z. Waters was reared on the farm and always followed farming. He was an anti slavery advocate, and died September 4, 1870. The grandparents of our subject were William Waters, born in England in September, 1779, and Mary (Sampson) Waters, born in June, 1783. They had three sons and five daughters, all deceased but two daughters, who are in Michigan. William Waters emigrated to America and settled in Williamson, being one of the pioneers of that town. He engaged somewhat in land speculating, buying and selling several farms, but his principal occupation was farming. Mrs. Waters died January 14, 1856, and he died March 18, 1864. George Waters was educated at Puitneyville under Prof. Clark. His first business enterprise was as paymaster's clerk in the United States navy, but his principal occupation has been farming. He has 130 acres of land and makes a specialty of dairying, having special city customers for his dairy products. He also has fine fruit orchards. He married, January 10, 1883, Helen May, daughter of Evelin and Mary (Palister) Cornwall, of Williamson. They have one daughter, Alice E., born June 8, 1884. Mr. Waters has been eleven years deputy collector of customs.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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