Robert W. WatermanRepublican
Robert Whitney Waterman
Born: December 15, 1826 in Fairfield, New York
Married: Jane Gardner (in 1847)
Died: April 12, 1891 in San Diego, CA
1849-1850: Postmaster of Geneva [Illinois]
1850s: Helped establish the Illinois Republican Party
1884: Alternate Presidential Elector
1887: Resigned as Lieutenant Governor on September 13.
PLACENAME: The town of Waterman Junction (constructed by Waterman around 1881) was renamed Barstow in 1886. However, the Waterman Hills (just north of Barstow) still retain the name.
PLACENAME: Waterman Canyon in San Bernardino County is named for Waterman.
- Be Fruitful and Multiply: Waterman had seven children.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)