Museum the New Llano Colony

Rachel Waters

Birth: She was born around 1857 in Michigan.  

Family Information: Wife of Rezin E. Waters.   


Pre-Colony History: She and her husband came to the colony about 1925.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In 1930 she was listed as caring for the apiary in the colony.  

Other Info: During the many years they lived in the colony Mrs. Waters was ardently devoted to the raising of flowers. She'd had a stroke several years before her death which had left her almost helpless, but was cared for by her husband, Rezin (though somewhat incapacitated himself) and Anna Tabb.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death: She died in 1936 while living in the colony - at the time of her death they'd been married 45 years. They had no children.

A funeral service was held at the hotel; a choir sang "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", and Dr. Williams spoke about the place that Mr. and Mrs. Waters had filled in the hearts of the colonists. Mr. Jernberg, as a representative of the International Bible Students to which Mr. and Mrs. Waters belonged, read from their writings. While a choir sang "Nearer, My God, to Thee" friends had an opportunity to look upon the placid face. Interment was in the colony cemetery.

Mr. Waters, being ill after his long vigil was persuaded to remain at home with a friend.  

Sources: US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": February 15, 1936  


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