November 12, 1859, Newark, Illinois.
September 1, 1944, Canton, Massachusetts.
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Waterman was a newspaper writer, poet and Chautauqua lecturer. In 1880, he was teaching in Douglas, Iowa. In 1883, he married Eleanor Haskins in Menasha, Wisconsin, and moved to Massachusetts by 1900. His works include:
- Some Home-Made Poems (Greenleaf Company: 1895)
- Ben King’s Verse, editor (Chicago, Illinois: Forbes & Company, 1899)
- A Book of Verses, 1900
- In Merry Mood (Boston & Chicago: Forbes & Company, 1902)
- For You and Me (Boston, Massachusetts: Davis & Bond, 1903)
Boy Wanted; A Book of Cheerful Counsel (Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Goodchild, 1906)
- Sonnets of a Budding Bard (Chicago, Illinois: Forbes & Company, 1907)
- The Girl Wanted: A Book of Friendly Thoughts (Chicago, Illinois: Forbes & Company, 1913)
- Sunshine Verses (Boston, Massachusetts: Davis & Bond, 1913)
- If I Knew You and You Knew Me, 1921
- A Rose to the Living and Other Poems (Boston, Massachusetts: Chapple Publishing Company, 1929)
Waterman’s full name