Biography of John Wait
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Wait, John, Potsdam, was born in Clayton, August 10, 1855, a son of Jason, a native of Jefferson county, where he was born July 25, 1833. He is a ship builder by trade and has built a number of lake vessels. He married Sarah A. Angsbery of Jefferson county, and they had three children, all living. Mr. Wait died in 1862. John was educated in the common schools of Clayton and when sixteen years of age went into the organ factory of A. M. Brush at Clayton, where he spent five years. and in 1872 they removed to Potssam and Mr. Wait came with them, and has ever since lived here. He is a Democrat and takes an active interest in politics. He married, September 14, 1880, Sarah B. Fling, a native of Potsdam.

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