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George W Wait
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1864
Johnson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1954
Mound City
Linn County
Kansas, USA

CHILD:Charles Vernon Wait(1887-1957)

CHILD:Wilma Wait Post(1903-1942)

CHILD: Elsie May Wait(1885-?)

CENSUS:
1870 United States Federal Census Name: George W Wait Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865 Age in 1870: 5 Birthplace: Illinois Home in 1870: Liberty, Linn, Kansas Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Jackson Household Members: Name Age John D Wait 34 Delila Wait 31 Marty B Wait 13 George W Wait 5 William C Wait 3 Sylvanus Babb 18 Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Liberty, Linn, Kansas; Roll: M593_438; Page: 28; Image: 57.

1875 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 Name: George Wait Census Date: 1 Mar 1875 Residence County: Linn Residence State: Kansas Locality: Liberty Birth Location: Illinois Gender: Male Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865 Race: White Line: 5 Roll: ks1875_11

1880 United States Federal Census Name: George W. Wait Home in 1880: Liberty, Linn, Kansas Age: 15 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of Household: Son Father's Name: John D. Father's birthplace: New York Mother's Name: Delila Mother's birthplace: North Carolina Occupation: Works On Farm Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male Household Members: Name Age John D. Wait 44 Delila Wait 41 George W. Wait 15 William C. Wait 13 Henry J. Wait 9 Emory J. Wait 2 Alwilda Roads 14 Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Liberty, Linn, Kansas; Roll: T9_386; Family History Film: 1254386; Page: 33.1000; Enumeration District: 126; Image: 0603.

1885 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 Name: George Wait Census Date: 1 Mar 1885 Residence County: Linn Residence State: Kansas Locality: Centerville Birth Location: Illinois Family Number: 2 Marital Status: Married Gender: Male Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865 Line: 1 Roll: KS1885_76

1895 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 Name: George W Wait Census Date: 1 Mar 1895 Residence County: Linn Residence State: Kansas Locality: Centerville Birth Location: Illinois Family Number: 3 Gender: Male Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865 Race: White Line: 10 Roll: v115_80

1900 United States Federal Census Name: George W Wait[George N Wait] Home in 1900: Centerville, Linn, Kansas Age: 35 Birth Date: Aug 1864 Birthplace: Illinois Race: White Ethnicity: American Relationship to head-of-house: Head Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina Spouse's Name: Jennie Marriage Year: 1885 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 15 Residence : Centerville Township, Linn, Kansas Household Members: Name Age George W Wait 35 Jennie Wait 34 Elsie Wait 14 Charles V Wait 12 John D Wait 15 Gordon W Burkhead 5.12 Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Centerville, Linn, Kansas; Roll: T623 487; Page: 1A; .

1910 United States Federal Census Name: George W Wart[George W Wait] Age in 1910: 45 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: New York Mother's Name: D E A Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina Spouse's Name: Jennie Home in 1910: Centerville, Linn, Kansas Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Household Members: Name Age George W Wart 45 Jennie Wart 49 Charles V Wart 22 Welma B Wart 6 D E A Wart 70 Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Centerville, Linn, Kansas; Roll: T624_445; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 116; Image: 36.

1915 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 Name: Geo W Wait Census Date: 1915 Residence County: Linn Residence State: Kansas Locality: Centerville Birth Location: Illinois Family Number: 300 Gender: Male Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865 Race: White Line: 11 Roll: ks1915_128

1920 United States Federal Census Name: Geo W Wait Home in 1920: Centerville, Linn, Kansas Age: 55 years Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Jennie Father's Birth Place: New York Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Own Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 47 Household Members: Name Age Geo W Wait 55 Jennie Wait 54 Wilma Wait 16 Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Centerville, Linn, Kansas; Roll: T625_538; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 47.

1930 United States Federal Census Name: George W Wait Home in 1930: Mound City, Linn, Kansas Age: 65 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Jennie Race: White Household Members: Name Age George W Wait 65 Jennie Wait 64 Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Mound City, Linn, Kansas; Roll: 708; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 941.0.

OBITUARY:
July 1, 1954 (City Republic and the Blue Mound Sun) George Wait Died Friday Afternoon, Former County Treasurer of Linn County, Services were held in Wesley Chapel Monday and Burial in Chapel Cemetery. George W. Wait, 90, died in the Worthington Nursing Home here Friday afternoon. He had been in poor health the past two years.

Born in Illinois, Mr. Wait came to Linn county when a child. He was elected county treasurer in 1926 and served two terms. Services were held in Wesley Chapel Sunday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Jack Callaway. Music was by Kenney, Orval Henesey and Al Irwin, accompanied by Mrs. Grace Johnson. Pallbearers were Harry and Lee Quaintance, Hap Hardesty, Tom Howell, Harold Mahon, Wilbur Frear, Claude Rice and Paul Husted, C. C. and Noah Burkhead were honorary pallbearers. Burial was in Wesley Chapel cemetery.

George W. Wait, son of J. D. and Delilah Moran Wait, was born August 27, 1864 in Gorin, Ill, and died June 25, 1954. George Wait came to Kansas in early childhood with his parents and settled in the Parker community. Later he moved to the Centerville community where he lived until 1921 when he moved to Mound City, He was elected to the office of county treasurer in 1926, took office in October 1927 and served for four years.

He married Nancy Jane Burkhead on January 25, 1885 and to this union was born three children, Elsie, Charles Vernon and Wilma. His wife procedes him in death July 6, 1940 and his daughter Wilma Post died in 1942. Mr. Wait is survived by his daughter Mrs. Elsie Lewis of Topeka and son, Charles Vernon Wait of Centerville, also five grandchildren and on brother, Emory Wait of Greeley and several nieces and nephews.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Daniel Wait (1836 - 1889)
  Delilah Elizabeth Ann Moran Wait (1840 - 1914)
 
 Siblings:
  Manly Wait (1857 - 1892)**
  George W Wait (1864 - 1954)
  William Calvin Wait (1866 - 1916)*
  James Henry Wait (1870 - 1910)*
  Charles Albert Wait (1874 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Wesley Chapel Cemetery
Mound City
Linn County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Susan Zmrzel
Record added: Oct 21, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12126275
George W Wait
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