Dr Charles Henry Waters

Dr Charles Henry Waters

Hancock, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 21 Jan 1920 (aged 70)
Dickerson, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row F, Lot 4, Site 10
Memorial ID 77245818 · View Source
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- Samuel Waters [1818-?]
- Mary Deaver Waters [1820-?]

Married Ella (Yates) Waters on December 20, 1871 in Rappahannock, VA.

- Alice May Allnutt Waters [1873-1893]
- Mary Lee Waters Haddox [1875-1969]
- Paul Yates Waters [1877-1940]
- Charles Lewis Waters [1879-1931]
- Anna Letitia Waters Thompson [1881-1960]
- Elizabeth B Waters Clarke [1882-1977]
- Lucy Gardiner Waters Lonergan [1884-1950]
- Perry Davis Waters [1885-1888]
- William Clark Waters [1886-?]
- Allnutt Hess Waters [1888-1889]
- Eleanor Allnutt Waters [1889-1890]
- Samuel Deaver Waters [1891-1964]
- Eleanor Yates Waters [1893-1951]

- Thomas Waters [1835-1914]
- Richard Waters [1836-1904]
- Samuel Deaver Waters [1845-1922]
- Charles Henry Waters [1849-1920]

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Founder and headmaster of the Fairview Seminary Girls School in Washington Grove, Montgomery County, MD. In 1900, Dr. Waters built the Fairview Seminary on this site but in 1904 a fire destroyed most of the building and Waters sold the property to be used as a tuberculosis sanitarium. The property was bulldozed in the mid-1980s to make way for the I-370 interchange.

"Having a large family and wishing to educate them well he established, in 1886, the Fairview Seminary, a school of high reputation and moral standing. In which many Baptist girls not of Baptist persuasion were educated. Among the girls from our own people as patrons of this high-class and popular school might be mentioned, the daughters of (a long list of preachers is given). The work of this seminary was terminated after eighteen years of usefulness when the furniture and building were destroyed by fire."

Elder (Dr.) Charles Waters was a leading Hardshell preacher in the later 19th century. According to Elder R. H. Pittman's book "Biographical History Of Primitive Or Old School Baptist Ministers," first published in 1909, Elder Waters was born in 1849 in Hancock, Maryland. He graduated from medical school in 1871, joined the Columbia "Old School" Baptist church the next year, and began preaching in 1878, a critical point in the history of the Hardshell denomination.

Physician for Spencerville, MD


Dr. Charles H. Waters, a well-known physician of Washington, died on Wednesday of last week at his home, 1503 Rhode Island Avenue, after a long illness.

The funeral services took place from his late home and his remains were interred in Monocacy Cemetery, at Beallsville, this county.

Memorial services will be held in his honor on February 15th at Primitive Baptist Church, Georgia Avenue and Shepherd Street, Washington.

Dr. Waters was 70 years of age and had lived in Washington for fourteen years, going there from this county, where he practiced medicine and was pastor of a Primitive Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, in Washington, Paul Y. Waters and Dr. Charles L. Waters, and five daughters, Mrs. J. Lawn Thompson, Mrs. J. B. Clark, Mrs. H. B. Haddox and Misses Lucy and Eleanor Waters. Two other sons live in Akron, Ohio.

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  • Added: 28 Sep 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 77245818
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Charles Henry Waters (1 Jul 1849–21 Jan 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 77245818, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .