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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Angus M. Waterbury

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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 6-7 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Angus M. Waterbury, manager of the firm of Denton & Waterbury of Whitesboro, New York, was born in Forestport, New York, on July 17, 1870, the son of Nathaniel G. and Amelia (McIntosh) Waterbury, both of whom were born in Schenectady, New York, but moved to Forestport, where the father engaged in the lumber business, later becoming a member of the firm of Denton & Waterbury. 1898 the family moved to Whitesboro, where the mother died in 1907 and the father died five years later. They were the parents of two sons: Angus M. of this review, and Clarence M. Waterbury, who are associated in the lumber business. Angus M. Waterbury, however, came to Whitesboro in 1894, when the firm purchased the yard of M. C. West and became manager there.

Angus M. Waterbury was educated in the public schools of Forestport, then started with his father to learn the business. At first he was a clerk in the general store which they conducted, then through the other branches, and came to Whitesboro as manager in 1894. Mr. Waterbury is treasurer of the Sauquist Spinning Company of Utica, the Utica Home Mortgage Company and of the Eastern Mill Work Association. He is also a member of the Retail Lumbermen's Association. In politics he is a republican and motoring is his chief diversion.

On August 28, 1906, in Whitesboro, Mr. Waterbury was united in marriage to Miss Alice L. Barnes, daughter of the late Vincent and Caroline Barnes of near Clinton, New York, descendants of an old family of that section. Mrs. Waterbury is a member of the Civic Club of Utica. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Waterbury: Helen C. and Donald N. Waterbury.

Mr. Waterbury and his family reside in a fine old Colonial house which has been hospitably connected with the early life of this city. It was originally owned by the Dexter family and is said to be the place of entertainment of many prominent people, including General LaFayette. The house also stands near the place where General Herkimer camped the last night of his march before going into the famous battle of Oriskany.

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