Death of Fred L. Waterous
The death of Fred L. Waterous, of the Waterous Kngine Works Co., of St. Paul, Minn., which occurred at his home at South Park Tuesday morning, February 4, removes from the field of industrial activity a mechanical engineer of more than ordinary ability. Mr. Waterous was born at Brantford, Ontario, of American ancestors, his father and mother being from the New England States. His father, C. H. Waterous, was for many years a leading manufacturer of Canada, and founder of the Waterous EngineWorks Company, of Brantford. To the late Mr. Waterous is due the credit of being the original designer and constructor of the gasoline fire engine, which type of machine is so rapidly replacing steam in fire department service. Mr. Waterous was a resident of St. Paul for over twenty-six years. He leaves a widow and one son. Immediately associated with him in business were his brothers, Charles and David, of Brantford. Out., and his brother Frank of St. Paul.