WAIT, Arthur F. (1863-1930)
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Date: 9/2/2020 at 14:08:16
Arthur Fremont Wait
(February 26, 1863 – February 15, 1930)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Feb 20, 1930, p.1
Death of A. F. Wait At Battle Creek
Battle Creek, Feb 19 – Arthur Fremont Wait was born February 26, 1863, at Sheldon, Vermont, and after a serious illness for ten days passes away at his home here, February 15, 1930, at the age of 66 years, 11 months and 20 days. In 1869 he came to Woodbury County, Iowa with his parents. The family homesteaded on the Maple River, Danbury, Iowa. His parents died when he was 13 years old, leaving him the oldest of four brothers. After his parents death he made his home with M. L. Branch and family for several years and then he worked on farms until his marriage to Luen I. Taylor, January 21, 1885, when he went to farming for himself. They farmed continuously in Maple and Garfield Townships until 1893. At this time they purchased a prairie farm in Cedar County, Nebraska, living on this farm until the fall of 1902 when they moved to a farm near Albany, Ore. Returning to Iowa in 1907, they purchased the Warnock homestead near Battle Creek and lived there until 1913, when they moved to their town home, which place has since been their home.
Mr. Wait was brought up in a strict Christian home and was well versed on scriptures. He attended the Presbyterian church when able. He was a man of sterling character, firm, but kind, a great lover of children and had many friends among the little folks. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge. Mr. Wait is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Lockner, Mrs. Blanche Gailey, Battle Creek, and Mrs. Lulubell Miller of Ida Grove, eleven grandchildren and three brothers, Charles Wait of Iroquois, S. D., Will Wait of Marion, and V. O. Wait of Albany, Ore., besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at 2:30 on Monday, February 17, with Rev. Claude Fausnaugh in charge. Burial was made at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
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