Biography of G. W. Wait
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Wait, G. W., born in Marion June 10, 1816, is the third of seven children of Garner and Lucy (Potter) Wait, he a native of Massachusetts and she of Rhode Island. They came to Marion in 1811, lived there until 1836, and then moved on the farm now owned by subject, where Mr. Wait died April 5, 1858, and his wife January 6, 1874. He was assessor and commissioner of highways in Marion. He was in the war of 1812. Subject was educated in the common schools, owns the old homestead of, ninety nine acres, and follows general farming. He has been trustee of schools of Walworth many years. He married in 1843 (October 18) Emily J. Sweezey of Palmyra, daughter of Isaac Sweezey, who died when she was an infant. Mr. Wait and wife had two children, Winfield S., who is a traveling salesman for the Anti Rust Tin Works of Newark. His wife is Malin Pulver, by whom he has one child, Elnora, wife of Irvin McKinley of Onondaga county; and Minnie E., wife of Alex F. Estey of Walworth, by whom she has two children Glenn W., and Floyd J. He is a traveling salesman.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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