Pueblo County, Colorado

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. History Of Colorado Illustrated Volume III Chicago The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1918

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