Biography of Reuben S. F. Waite
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Waite, Reuben S. F., was born in Grafton, Rensselaer county, March 27, 1834, son of Rufus and Lois (Maxon) Waite, both born in Petersburgh; he a son of Reuben Waite a native of Rhode Island, who came to Petersburgh about 1790 and there lived and died; he was in the war of 1812. The father of the subject was a physician and came to Grafton when a young man and practiced his profession until his death, which occurred May 20, 1860, and that of his wife May 13, 1882. Reuben S. F. Waite was reared in Grafton and educated in the common schools, and early in life learned the blacksmith trade, which he followed about thirty five years. He was married August 6, 1854 to Betsy Maria Hakes, daughter of Jabez Hakes, one of the early residents of the town. To Reuben S. F. Waite and wife were born two sons: Chester F., born June 20, 1835 educated in the common schools, married Sylvia West of Grafton, December 25, 1876, is a Republican in politics, and was town clerk four years; and William C., born October 13, 1858. educated in the common schools, married, January 28, 1880, to Hattie Jones of Grafton, by whom he has one son, Millard R. Waite, is a Democrat in politics, and was town clerk three years. He and his brother are in partnership in farming and own eighty acres of land, and also engaged in mercantile business in Grafton, February 15, 1890. Our subject was a Republican and was town clerk eight years, justice sixteen years, and justice of sessions two years. He died March 8. 1896. The family attend and support the Baptist church.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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