WATERS, Charles Durant

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WATERS, Charles Durant (1866-1936), son of Captain William G. Waters, born in Newton, Massachusetts on July 28, 1866. Charles did not move to Santa Barbara until 1907 when he came from Minneapolis to help his father. In 1912 he took up public accounting, maintaining his office in the Howard Canfield Building. Charles was cut out of his father’s will in 1917. Charles died at age 70 and was survived by his wife, Charlotte. They had no children. His sister predeceased him. [wife?] Both Charles and Charlotte Waters are buried in Santa Barbara Cemetery.



In the News~

November 29, 1911 [SBMP]: “C. D. Waters, who is considered one of the most likely candidates for the city council, virtually decided overnight to enter the contest, after the field was already a considerable one. Since then he has conducted a consistent campaign. Mr. Waters is a son of Captain William G. Waters, and was born in Newton, Mass. 45 years ago. He has resided in Santa Barbara five years, and in national politics is a Republican.”


May 11, 1917 [SBDN]: “The bulk of the $50,000 estate of Captain William G. Waters is left to his brother, John A. Waters of Boston, under the terms of the will filed for probate yesterday by Attorney W. G. Griffith for the Santa Barbara Trust Company. Substantial bequests are made to the son, C. D. Waters, and to Mrs. C. D. Waters, Mrs. M. A. Cummings of this city and Lucy A. Fletcher of Los Angeles. John A. Waters, the principal beneficiary, is 92 years of age. He is in Santa Barbara in connection with the settlement of the estate. Mrs. Edith S. Burritt, an adopted daughter residing at Santa Monica, is bequeathed $1.”


June 25, 1936 [SBNP]: “Resident of Santa Barbara for past 29 years succumbs... In 1907 [Charles Waters] moved to Santa Barbara to assist his father, the late Captain William Waters, who kept sheep on San Miguel Island. Mr. Waters took up public accounting in 1912 and had charge of business accounting for several of the city's larger firms...”