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William Waite (#47360963)
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Bio Photo I was born in Boone Co. Ill. on my Grandparents farm in June 1935. Graduated from Clinton H.S. Clinton WI. in 1953. After graduation I went to work on a farm for $80/mo + board and room.
I decided I wanted to see the world so I joined US Navy in May 1954. I did my boot camp & MM school at Great Lakes, Illinois and served for 4 years.
After my Navy stint, I went to Madison Area Tech College in Madison, Wisconsin and studied Mechanical Engineering. Graduated in 1963.
I worked for a medical equip company, as a Mechanical Engineer and retired in 1998. I decided I didn't want to stay in the cold North, so my wife and I decided to move to a warmer climate. We now live in West Tennessee.
I have been interested in my ancestry and heritage for many years. After retirement, my wife and I have been hunting and searching across the country for our families. That is what brought me to Find a Grave. I have found many ancestors here and am still searching the Waite, Howard, Ryer, and Christiansen families from Maine to California and beyond. Please let me know if I can be of any help in your search.
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judy lakkis
RE: James Collins
My pleasure.
Added by judy lakkis on Jan 22, 2015 9:52 AM
The Rooted Tree
Idell Phillips
Hello William

I returned to the cemetery today a second time to look for Idell. The facility provided a very general un-grided map with the location marked with an X. I searched and searched and searched. I found Phillips markers, but no Idell. Is Idell related to any of the following individuals with the Phillips surname:

Morris S.
Lenore V.
Eliza Shallcross
John Bakewell
Henry Ormsby
Dorothy M.

These six were located next to each other with a large Phillips marker. They were in the vicinity of the X where Idell is supposed to be.

Added by The Rooted Tree on Nov 30, 2013 7:57 PM

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