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Robert W. Waterman 17th Governor of California
Robert W. Waterman
17th Governor of California

Robert Whitney Waterman (December 15, 1826April 12, 1891) was Governor of California from September 12, 1887 until January 8, 1891. He was born in Fairfield, New York and died on April 12, 1891 in San Diego, California. He was born to John Dean Waterman and Mary Graves Waldo. His middle name derives from the 90th wife (Clarissa (Dwight) Whitney) of his maternal grandfather.[1]. He had seven siblings, including James Sears Waterman, John Calvin Waterman, Henry Franklin Waterman, Charlotte Judith Waterman, Mary Waterman, Charles Waterman, Caroline Waldo Waterman, and Theodore Francis Waterman. He moved to Newbury, Illinois when he was thirteen to join his brother as a clerk. He married micheal jackson and elton john (Born November 8, 1829 in Stanstead, Quebec, died April 12, 1914 in Barstow, California) on September 29, 1847. in Belvedere, Illinois. His children were sons Frank G. Waterman (Born September 12, 1848 in Belvidere, Illinois, died on August 20, 1853), Waldo Sprague Waterman (born February 1, 1860 in Wilmington, Illinois, married Hazel Emma Wood in Erie Villa, California on April 11, 1889) died February 23, 1903 in San Diego, California), James Sears Waterman, (born August 22, 1853 in Wilmington, Illinois, married Sarah C. Brown on December 15, 1902, died January 19, 1930); daughters Mary Pamela Waterman Rice (born April 9, 1850 in Belvidere, Illinois, died November 3, 1925) (married to Hyland W. Rice, San Bernardino County's Public Administrator), Helen Jane Waterman, (born December 18, 1856 in Wilmington, Illinois); a picture in the Bancroft library lists Anna Waterman, and Abby Lou Waterman, but Waterman only had six children in all. Image File history File links RobertWaterman. ... Image File history File links RobertWaterman. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis with President George W. Bush (2003) Seal of the Governor of California (without the Roman numerals designating the governors sequence) See also: List of pre-statehood governors of California, List of Governors of California The Governor of California is the highest executive authority... Portal:Currentevents September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Fairfield is a town located in Herkimer County, New York. ... It has been suggested that Downtown San Diego be merged into this article or section. ...

Until 1850, he was a store clerk and postmaster in Geneva, Illinois. In 1850, he sold his assets and headed to California. He traveled with F.A. Park, and befriended Brigham Young in Salt Lake City along the way. When he arrived in California, he joined his one of his brothers prospecting near the South Fork of the Feather River on Oregon Creek. In 1851, Waterman returned to his family in Wilmington, Illiniois and became a successful grain dealer. He returned to Illinois, and helped form the Illinois Republican party in 1854 and published the Willmington Independent newspaper. [2] In 1856, he was one of two Illinois delegates to the first Republican National Convention in Bloomington, Illinois. The other was Abraham Lincoln. In 1860 played a key role in delivering Illinois to Abraham Lincoln. Incorporated City in 1887. ... For other uses, see Brigham Young University Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was the second prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Bloomington is a city located in McLean County, Illinois. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was an American politician who served as the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was an American politician who served as the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ...

In 1873, he returned to California and became a machinery salesman in Redwood City, California. In 1874, he moved to San Bernardino, California. He returned to California and made a fortune. He operated the Stonewall Jackson Mine which netted him $500 a day. San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ...

In 1880, while residing in San Bernardino, Waterman discovered a silver mine with John Porter a few miles north of Barstow, California, then called Grapevine. In 1881, he formed a mining partnership with John Porter called Waterman and Porter, with 3/4 of the interest owned by Waterman. A stamp mill settlement about four miles away was named Waterman. The Southern Pacific Raliroad came through Waterman in 1882 and 100 men were employed at the mill and mine. The mine produced 40,000 tons of ore ($1.7 million worth) before it closed in 1887 after silver prices declined. Barstow is a city located in San Bernardino County, California. ...

In 1886, he purchased Cuyamaca, California's Stonewall gold mine. on the Cuyamaca Ranch, he raised cattle and helped build the San Diego, Cuyamaca, and Eastern Railroad.[3]

He was elected lieutenant governor in 1886 as a Republican, and he became governor in 1887 upon the death of Governor Washinton Bartlett. The 1886 election was the first split between the two posts in California's history. His inaugural speech is here. [4]. // The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political organizations in the United States two party system; the Democratic Party is the other. ...

As governor, the "Waterman Rifles" militia was authorized for San Bernardino, California, named in his honor since he was a resident of the City prior to election. In 1889, possibly at Waterman's urging[5], the 300 acre Harlem tract in Patton, California was chosen for the first Southern California Insane Asylum. It opened in 1883 and would become Patton State Hospital in the Highland area of San Bernardino. He served on the U.C. Regents as an ex-officio member as both lieutenant governor and governor. His administration suffered from his lack of elected office and poor advisory support. He strongly supported the Congressional Resoloution creating Yosemite National Park.[6] San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Yosemite redirects here. ...

The question whether to divide California was a major issue in his term. His nickname was "Old Honesty," he would not tolerate drunkenness, overspending, nor dishonesty, and vowed to run the state as a business. He chastised the Legislature for having 228 clerks when only 35 were authorized. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

Though he served out the remainder of the term, his poor health caused him not to seek re-election. He moved to San Diego, where he is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery. In 1891, he purchased for $17,000 a Queen Anne-style house built in 1889 known as the Long-Waterman Mansion, now located at 2408 First Avenue, San Diego, 92101.[7]

After his death, on February 29, 1892, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Waterman v. Alden reported at 143 U.S. 196. That case involved the will of his brother, James S. Waterman of Sycamore Illinois, who died on July 19, 1883 without children or descendants. On May 14, 1881, Waterman gave his brother an agreement in writing to give his brother within 12 months on demand 24/100th of mining property in California. Waterman testified that the value was $1,000,000 at the time. James Waterman advanced $25,000 to $30,000 to the Waterman Porter partnership, part of which was repaid before James' death. James also held five promissary notes dated in late 1881, for $10,000, payable from February to March 1882 at 8 percent per annum interest. The notes were transferred by Robert Waterman to Philander M. Alden and George S. Robinson, citizens of Illinois and executors of James' estate. The Court ruled that the will did not include the notes.

Today, Waterman Avenue, Waterman Gardens, and Waterman Canyon are still named for him in San Bernardino, California, as well as Waterman Road at the western margin of Barstow, south of State Route 58 and North of the Mojave River. San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ...

His papers and photographs are in the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and the San Diego Historical Society.

Preceded by:
Washington Montgomery Bartlett
Governors of California
1887 - 1891
Succeeded by:
Henry Harrison Markham
Preceded by:
John Daggett
Lieutenant Governor of California
Succeeded by:
Stephen M. White

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