Waite, James 1824-1889
Posted By: Audrey Haught, volunteer
Date: 9/26/2015 at 18:57:18
James Waite died at his home in Lodomillo township, Clayton county, on Wednesday evening, April 17th, 1889.
The subject of this sketch was born at Vincennes, Knox county, Indiana, June 18th, 1824, and came with his parents to Danville, Illinois, in 1831.
He was raised on a farm, and when 19 years old went to Green county, Wis., where he was married to Martha J. Crouch, August 26th, 1846, who, with four grown children, survive him; also two grandchildren, a brother and one sister.
Mr. Waite came to Clayton county, Iowa, in June 1856, and settled on a farm near Elkader, his last place of residence being Lodomillo township, where he died of heart disease.
He took an active part in the rebellion, being in the 13th Iowa, Co. I, and was an upright, honest man. He was a member of the Elkader Lodge, No. 304, I.O.O.F.
The funeral took place at Mederville, April 19th, Rev. Bixby conducting the services, a large number of neighbors and friends being in attendance.
Elkader Weekly Register: April 25, 1889
Buried in Mederville Cemetery
10/25/1874 – three children were buried
Hattie – 2, Martha – 4, Lester – 6
Wife Martha died 2/6/1892
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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