David Leroy Waters

8 January 1850–4 May 1920 (Age 70)
Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of David Leroy

When David Leroy Waters was born on 8 January 1850, in Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Levi Waters, was 22 and his mother, Adeline Alma Abell, was 17. He married Mary A. Wilder on 25 February 1872, in Sidney, Montcalm, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Sheridan, Sidney Township, Montcalm, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900. He died on 4 May 1920, in Sidney, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sidney, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Leroy Waters
Mary A. Wilder
Marriage: 25 February 1872
Addie Amanda Waters
Jennie Louise Waters

Spouse and Children

25 February 1872
Sidney, Montcalm, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Adeline Alma Abell





    Luesa J. Waters


    Frances Addella Waters



World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 4

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from an altered form of the personal name Walter .2 English: variant of Water 2.3 Irish: when not the English surname, an Anglicized form of various Gaelic names taken to be derived from uisce ‘water’ ( see for example Haskin , Hiskey , Tydings ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • David L Watters, "United States Census, 1910"
  • David L Waters, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leroy Waters, "United States Census, 1900"

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