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Waters of West Central Illinois, Adams and Pike Counties

Updated June 17, 2014


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The August 31st, 2014 Reunion!

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August 31st, 2014 Labor Day Sunday at Siloam State Park in Adams/Brown County Illinois _____OUR 139th!!!______

(Reprinted & Typed from Newspaper article...ca. 1931)
Waters Family Held Its Annual Reunion
First Reunion Held in 1876 Within Stone Throw of Present Site;
The annual reunion of the Waters family was held Sunday, August 2, at the usual place, under the big elm tree below the Wilson ford, on McGee creek.
Cars began arriving about nine o'clock and continued until about the eats. The tables, 50 feet in length were filled with good things to eat. A short invocation by Uncle Will (W. D.) Waters, in which the sentiment of the occasion was expressed. For the time being, those present forgot about hard times. There were 120 who ate dinner and enough was left to feed that many more.
The first reunion of the Waters family was held as a fish fry about 1875. It was held within a stone's throw of place where the present reunion was held. Only four of those who attended the first reunion were present at this one. W.D. Waters, A.F. Waters, Marshall Waters, and Mrs. Etta Martin.
Those present were W. D. Waters of Baylis; Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. Waters and children, Lowell, John Arthur and Kenneth, of Beverly; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Waters and children, Wm Lloyd and Wilma and Thomas Lee of Baylis; Mr. and Mrs. Rosco Pierson, of Baylis; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Rhodes and son, of Beverly; Joseph Waters of Jacksonville; Marshall Waters of Batesville, Ark. Lee Truit Waters, son of Rev. and Mrs. H.L. Waters of Vandalia, Ill.; Mrs. Ed Lane of Hershman; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Roberts and son, of Mt. Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. John Boylen of Herman; Mrs. Alice Love and Children, Pauline, Marie, Lowell, and Betty, of Herman; A. F. Waters of Siloam; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Waters and children, Lois, Elmo, Lindall and Wilford of Barry. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Waters and Children, Lee, Kendall, Herbert, Gerald, Forrest and Carl of New Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Waters and children, Hilda, Maribel and Wilma of Avon; Mr. and Mrs. James Still, of Herman; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Still and baby of ?Quincy; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Still and daughter, Pearl, of Mt. Sterling; Mr.. and Mrs. Ray Still and children, Lozell, and Gladys, of Mt. Sterling; Mrs. Lucy Bowen, of Baylis; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Curry and son, of Kinderhook; Mr. and Mrs. Ern Waters and son, Dale, of Baylis; Mrs. Bernie Weaver and children Edith, Lucille, Wayne and Glenna May of Clayton; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cooley and children, Francis. June and Betty Jean of Perry; Mr. and Mrs. Loren Alcorn and children Nina, Lloyd and Deloris of Mt. Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Huston and son, Mr. and Mrs. Angus Huston and baby of Mt. Sterling; Mrs. Etta Martin, of Baylis; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martin and children, Olin, Alene, Wayne, Silva, Glen Wilmont, Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Martin and baby Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Miller; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Martin and children, Alfred, Gertie, Hazel and Kenneth of Baylis; Roy Ethel, and Lloyd Lane of Siloam; Mr. and Mrs. George Martin and children, Helen Floyd, Kermit, Ross, Rachel and Francis, of Baylis; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dejaynes and nine children of Siloam; Dale Rigg of Mt. Sterling; Paul Litherland, of Peoria. There were other visitors during the afternoon.
Of the Marshall Waters family 13 were present; 24 of the James Waters family; 37 of the A.F. Waters family; 24 of the Mrs. Etta Martin family. Thirty-three persons present were named Waters. Nearly all those present were descendants of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Waters.
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Bill F. Waters
1056 E. 2250th St.
Liberty, IL 62347
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billlibrary@yahoo_.com

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