Biography of Harvey G. Waste
Franklin County, NY Biographies

Harvey Gray Waste, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War and a substantial citizen of Dickinson Center, where he spent his entire life. He was born Feb. 27, 1841, the son of John Holman and Almira D. (Hulbert) Waste.

John Holman Waste was born at Ticonderoga, N. Y., April 13, 1807. He came to Northern New York in 1831 and purchased a tract of land on the present site of Dickinson Center. After clearing the land he returned to Ticonderoga the following year and was married. He then located on his farm and spent the remainder of his life at Dickinson Center. To Mr. and Mrs. Waste were born ten children, of whom Harvey G., the subject of this sketch, was the fifth in order of birth.

Harvey Gray Waste attended the district schools of Franklin County and throughout his active career was interested in general farming. He died July 22, 1927, after a lingering illness of five years, and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Dickinson Center.

At the outbreak of the Civil War Mr. Waste enlisted and served as a member of Company C, 92nd New York Volunteer Infantry. He participated in such important battles as Goldsboro, Fort Anderson, Port Walthal, Swift Creek, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg, and was slightly wounded at Kingston, N. C. He was discharged from the service June 18, 1865.

On Oct. 22, 1879, Mr. Waste was united in marriage with Miss Miranda Smith, the daughter of Harry and Electa Jenny Smith, of Buckton, Stockholm, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Waste were born four children: 1. John Harry, born Aug. 23, 1880, now in the employ of the Eastman Kodak Company, lives at Rochester, N. Y. 2. Royal Smith, born April 29, 1882, died in 1891. 3. Carroll Edwin, born July 5, 1884, a farmer, and rural mail carrier, lives at Dickinson Center. His wife died Sept. 22, 1930. 4. Almira Electa, born Feb. 27, 1886, died in infancy. Mrs. Waste lives alone near the family homestead at Dickinson Center.

Politically Mr. Waste was a Republican, a member of the Baptist Church and belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic and the Grange.

John Holman Waste, the father, died in September, 1884, and Mrs. Almira Waste, the mother of the subject of this sketch, died in 1880. Both are buried in Ives Cemetery, Dickinson Center, N. Y.


The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932

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