From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Waters, Stephen H.

(born: 1860  -  died: 1927) 

Waters was born in Paris, KY, the son of Jacob and Julia Waters. He was crier for the Circuit Court of Appeals and a personal messenger for Judge William H. Taft in Cincinnati. Appointed assistant librarian at the Cincinnati Public Library in 1900, he may have been the first African American librarian in Ohio. He was the husband of Minnie M. Moore Waters (b. 1869 in OH); the couple married in 1899 and lived on Mound Street in Cincinnati, according to the 1900 U.S. Federal Census. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1941-44; and Cincinnati's Colored Citizens, by W. P. Dabney.


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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America a biographical dictionary of notable living persons of African descent in America : 1941-to-1944
NKAA Source: Cincinnati's colored citizens; historical, sociological and biographical

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