- West Branch
- Local History
- Young People's
Moses Waters Letters
Accession Number: 790723G
Description: One file folder in a document case
Moses Waters was born in Lewis County, New York, on July 26, 1837. Waters attended the Homeopathic Medical College of Philadelphia for one year. In 1861, at the onset of the Civil War, Waters enlisted in the 59th New York Infantry and was elected first sergeant. Waters resigned from the army in 1863 and moved west to Miami County, Indiana, working as a teacher for two years.
Waters resumed his homeopathic studies at the New York Homeopathic College, graduating in 1865. He returned to Peru (Miami County), Indiana and shortly thereafter moved to Terre Haute in 1868. In 1872, he began working as a surgeon for the Travelers' Accident Insurance Company and the following year was the president of Terre Haute's Board of Health, serving in that capacity until 1877. He served on the board of directors of the YMCA (1892); and was a member of the Pension Board; the Board of Children's Guardians; the American Institute of Homeopathy; and the Homeopathic Medical Society of the Wabash Valley.
Moses Waters died on April 14, 1918.
Content and Scope of Collection
This collection consists of a 293-page letterbook.