H. M. Waterbury, deputy Sheriff of Alameda county, was born in Ashtabula county, Ohio, July 20, 1853, was reared and educated in Cass county, Indiana, whither his parents, John and Annie (Townsley) Waterbury, had moved when he was young.  His father was born in Connecticut, of German descent.  The town of Waterbury was named after this family.  Mrs. Annie Waterbury was a native of Ohio, her people locating in that State in early days.

     The subject of this sketch, the second born of the five children in the above mentioned family, was reared to farm life.  On leaving home he first went to Rock county, Wisconsin, where he remained about a year, when he came to California.  For the first two years here he resided in Alameda county, then was in Contra Costa county until 1888, engaged in farming in 1887-8.  He owned and conducted the Concord stage line.  On selling out this business he returned to Alameda county and located at Berkeley, where he established the Berkeley Livery, Feed and Boarding Stables, on Center street near Shattuck avenue.  He does the principal livery business of Berkeley; his stables being connected by telephone, he is prepared to furnish carriages and fashionable turnouts at all hours, at reasonable rates.

     Politically he is a Republican and quite active in politics.  He was recently appointed Deputy by Sheriff Hussey.  Socially he affiliates with Mt. Diablo Lodge, No. 91, A.O.U.W., of Walnut Creek, University Lodge, No. 162, K. of P., of Berkeley, and of Danville Grange, P. of H., of Contra Costa county.  Of University Lodge he is a charter member.

     He was married in 1888, to Miss Louisa Wagner, a native of Kansas, and a daughter of Theodore Wagner, United States surveyor-General of California under President Hayes' administration.  They have two children:  Harvey and an infant son.


Transcribed 11-5-04  Marilyn R. Pankey


Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 1, page 582-583, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.

2004 Marilyn R. Pankey.


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