Bio: Waterbury, William H. (1881)


Surnames: Waterbury, White

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 342

WILLIAM H. WATERBURY, merchant and postmaster, was born in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., April 12, 1830. That was his home until he came to Wisconsin, in May, 1850. Lived in Jefferson County about two years, then went to California, where he was engaged in mining, merchandising, etc., for seven years. Then returned to Jefferson County, and after another year's residence there, he came to Eau Claire County, and has resided in Augusta and this vicinity ever since. Since coming to this village to live, he has been carrying on mercantile business, besides dealing in produce and farm machinery, and also lumbering and farming to some extent. For the last ten years he has held the office of Postmaster here, and he has been a member of the School Board for many years. He was married in Aztalan, Jefferson Co., Wis., Oct. 15, 1856, to Miss Avis White, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. They have nine children living Louisa M., Killissa B., Avis A., Jessemine, Levi P., Frank, Ruth, Henry H. and an infant son. Lost one son, Charles S., who died in May, 1863, aged three and one half years.



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