Biographical Sketch of J. C. McWaters
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McWaters, J. C.; insurance; born, Newtonville, Can., Sept. 17, 1853; son of John and Jean Copeland McWaters; common school education; married, July 9, 1878, Wolcott, N. Y., Florence E. Russell; issue, seven children, of which five are living; at the age of 20, came to Cleveland, and worked for Mabley & Hull, men’s clothing; later with E. R. Hull & Co.; then with E. R. Hull & Dutton, gen. mgr. ten years; went into business as senior partner of The McWaters-Dolan Co., now dissolved; interested in real estate; instrumental in securing street lights and well lighted stores; one of the founders of Trinity Congregational Church; pres. of its building committee; Mason, Elk, and Owl; Cleveland Automobile Club.