CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1906
Nelson, Marlborough and Westland
WATERS, William Ridd
Pages 41, 42
Ex-MAYORS: ...Mr. Edward Everett was elected on the 21st of June 1876, and resigned
on the 31st of August, 1877 . Mr. William Reid Waters succeeded Mr.
Everett, and held office until the 21st of November, 1877. Then Mr.
Joseph Reid Dodson was again elected...
Ex-MAYORS: Mr. WILLIAM RIDD WATERS was first elected a member of the Nelson City Council on the 1st of October, 1875, and on the 31st of August, 1877, when Mr. Everett resigned his office as Mayor, in order to take a trip to England, Mr. Waters was appointed by his colleagues to fill the position for the ensuing three months of the term. While he held office negotiations were entered into for the purchase and taking over of the gas and water works at a valuation, and this purchase was ultimately effected. Mr. Waters carried on business as a bootmaker in Bridge Street for a considerable time, but he died many years ago.