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Charles Watermann

Charles Watermann, teacher at Carver and Allegany High School Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Charles Watermann

A former Carver teacher who later taught at Allegany High School, Charles Watermann was part of Principal Earle Bracey's effort to have Carver's students achieve economic development through vocational training. Carver eventually had an industrial arts program second to none in the county, and as stated by Principal Bracey, "Charles Watermann was the best industrial arts teacher in the State of Maryland." Mr. Watermann was a teacher from 1940 at Carver, until 1972 at Allegany.

Al Feldstein wrote: I knew Mr. Watermann from shop class at Allegany. Mr. Watermann always struck me as kind and attentive and was there to teach you something. I remember he always pushed us to complete the project and never criticized my work; such as the plant holder and some type of leaf thing both of which really stunk. The only time he was ever "angry" was when the tools were not returned to their proper place in the storage area, accounted for and secured. I have also seen different spellings of his last name, Watermann/Waterman, but have gone with the one I remember from school.

Update: From a quick online search on February 7, 2019:
Cumberland Times-News – March 10, 1989:
Charles Edward Watermann Jr., 79, of Orangeburg, formerly of Cumberland, died Thursday, March 9, 1989, at home following a brief illness. Born in Beauford, S.C., he was a son of the late Charles E. Watermann Sr. and Henrietta (Farr) Watermann. Mr. Watermann received his education at Claflin College and both his high school certificate and bachelor’s degree in industrial arts at South Carolina State College. He studied further at the University of Maryland, Pennsylvania State University, Towson University of Baltimore and California State College, California, Pa. He served as principal of Saluta High School and later as instructor of industrial arts at Jackson High School in Camden, S.C.. He was also an instructor at Sparta Institute, Sparta, Ga.; and Washington High School, Dublin, Ga. After serving 30 years in industrial arts at Allegany High School in Cumberland, Md., Watermann retired in 1972.

While in Cumberland he was
president of the Tri-State Planning Council; chairman of the Youth Committee at the
Kiwanis Club and liaison to the
Mayor of Cumberland.

Mr. Waterman was an elder
at the First Presbyterian
Church of Cumberland. He
transfered his membership to
St. Luke Presbyterian Church
(USA) of Orangeburg when he
moved to the city in 1986.
He was a charter member of
Alpha Lambda Chapter of
Alpha Kappa Phi Fraternity
Inc. at South Carolina State College.

He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Carolyn (Brown) Watermann at home; two sisters, Mrs. Edythe W. Dickinson and
Mrs. Gracia W. Dawson, both of
Orangeburg; and nieces and
Friends will be received at
the Simmons Funeral Home in
Orangeburg from 7 to 8 p.m . on
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Presbyterian Church (USA) in Orangeburg.
Burial will be at Belleville
Cemetery, Orangeburg.
Memorials may be made to
the Capital Fund of St. Luke
Presbyterian Church (USA).


Photograph from the 1967 Allegany High School Yearbook, the Allegewi.

Text from Feldstein's Gone But Not Forgotten, Volume II and selected newspaper articles.


Collection Location:
Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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