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William A Waters
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1856
Washington County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1925
Washington County
Kentucky, USA

William A. Waters. The public service Judge Waters has rendered during his many years of residence in Springfield and Washington County entitles him to a high position of honor in the community and demands some representation in a volume of representative Kentuckians. He is a native son of Washington County, born January 23, 1856, a son of lexander and Nancy (Trowbridge) Waters. His father, a native of Lincoln County, was a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Southerland) Waters, who came to Kentucky from Maryland and moved to Washington County when Alexander, their son, was two years old. Nancy Trowbridge was born and reared in Washington County, daughter of Alexander and Eliza (Johnson) Trowbridge. She lived to the age of seventy and her husband to seventy-five. Of their five children one died in infancy and four are still living. The family are Baptists, and Alexander Waters was a staunch republican in politics. He spent his life as a farmer, and it was on a
farm that William A. Waters grew to manhood. William A. Waters acquired a country school education, and as a young man left the farm and became a drug clerk. Later for a number of years he was in business for himself as a druggist at Springfield. In 1897 President McKinley appointed him postmaster. That office he held for sixteen years, and made it an opportunity for complete and effective service to all the patrons of the office. He resigned to become superintendent of Grundy's Orphanage Home, a Presbyterian institution, and that was his post of duty for four years. Long active in republican politics, Mr. Waters had a very unusual honor, one significant of his personal standing and popularity as much as his political affiliation when in 1917 he was elected county judge, being the first successful republican candidate for this office in twenty-five years. He is giving a well-ordered and efficient administration of county affairs. Judge Waters is a Royal Arch Mason and a member of the Presbyterian Church. In 1881 he married Miss Lula N. Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Lee, of Washington County. Their four living children are Elizabeth, William A., Jr., Robert Allen and Thornton Lee Waters. 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Waters (1822 - 1896)
  Nancy Trowbridge Waters (1832 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Lula A Lee Waters (1859 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth L. Waters Overall (1882 - 1934)*
  William A. Waters (1887 - 1975)*
  Allen R Waters (1889 - 1956)*
  Thornton Lee Waters (1898 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  James H. Waters (1853 - 1938)*
  William A Waters (1856 - 1925)
  John Robert Waters (1859 - 1936)*
  Mollie Waters Webb (1863 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cemetery Hill Cemetery
Springfield
Washington County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Deb Lowe
Record added: Feb 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84482504
William A Waters
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William A Waters
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