Pueblo County, Colorado
ARCHIE H. WAGNER
Contributed by Karen Mitchell.
Archie H. Wagner, superintendent of the public water works in District No. 2
at Pueblo, was born in Delaware, Ohio, on the 7th of April, 1870, and is a son
of Nicholas J. and Hattie (Krook) Wagner. The father is a cabinet maker by trade
and both he and his wife are yet living.
Archie H. Wagner was educated in the public schools, passing through
consecutive grades to his graduation from the high school of his home town. He
afterward learned the machinist's trade, following a natural bent by so doing.
He worked at the trade for four years, at the end of which time he was given a
position with the Western Inspection & Weighing Association, with which he
continued for fifteen years. He was in their employ when he came to Colorado in
1890. He left that company, however, to become deputy county clerk, in which
position he served for two years. He then went to the water works as
superintendent, acting in that capacity for two years, and in 1911 he was
recalled to the position of superintendent of water works and has served in that
capacity continuously since, now having charge of District No. 2. During his
term of office much has been done in the way of extension and improvement. He
thoroughly understands the demands of the position and the needs of the system
and has done much to further this branch of public service.
On the 26th of September, 1893, Mr. Wagner was married to Miss Mary Wise and
to them has been born a son, Harry C., who is now a first lieutenant in the
sanitary department of the United States army. He is married and has two sons.
Mr. Wagner votes with the democratic party and fraternally is connected with
the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He turns to fishing for recreation,
greatly enjoying that sport. As a citizen he Stands for all that is progressive
and has to do with the public welfare. He is greatly respected wherever known
and the value of his service is recognized by all who study the questions of
municipal progress and policy.
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