Benjamin Franklin Waite

Benjamin Franklin Waite

Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 Feb 1875 (aged 73)
Calais, Washington County, Maine, USA
Burial Calais, Washington County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 104658313 · View Source
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B.F. WAITE, Esq. died after a few days illness at his residence in Calais (Maine) Tuesday morn. (St. Croix Courier, February 25, 1875)

Destructive Fire! Large portions of Calais in Ruins (see original) List of families burned out: __ McGINN, William SPEARIN, Mrs. A.P. CHILDS, William FOSTER, Mrs. SPRING, Dennis DOYLE, Mrs. HATT, William PERRY, Andrew PERRY, Daniel RICKER, John GRAFTON, C.L. DEMING, William P. HARRISON, Edward DORRITY, Mrs. KEAN, Peter THOMSON, __ FRASER, M. SILVERSTONE, __ FINLAY, Jer. DAVIS, William PHILIPS, Mrs. LIBBY, __ ACKLEY, P. FINNETY, William WHITENECK, John TRACY, William ROBINSON, Chas. H. PORTER, Mrs. R. McALISTER, Milton KNIGHT, Mrs. TYLER, Mrs. WENTWORTH, James JELLISON, Michael HAYDEN, Saml. KELLY, Jr., B.F. WAITE, Dr. D.E. SEYMOUR, Capt. WELLS, William CASEY, Mrs. McCAUSLAND, Nathaniel WAKEFIELD, John COFFRAN, Chas. WILSON, Mrs. COFFRAN, __ POTTLE, Chas. FAYLES, William COOKSON, Michl. McDONALD, Joseph SPINNEY, Alfred THOMPSON, Samuel CURRY, William B. TAYLOR, L.D. SAWYER, Chas. WALKER, James ROBBINS, Owen HINDS, John McALISTER, A.L. CLAPP, James WEATHERBY, Joseph THOMPSON, Edward McNULTY, James LANNIGAN, Stephen CHAMBERS, __ RIDEOUT, Edward SPINNEY, Capt. D. RYAN, Jer. CASEY, __ GRAHAM, William ROACH, Isaac LEEMAN, Donald ROBINSON, Mrs. TUCK, Peter WHEELER, George McCRAY, William DEMING, Jr., Robert BUNTIN, Mrs. MAHEW, __ WISWELL (St. Croix Courier, September 1, 1870)

In the 1870 U.S. Census, Benjamin F. Waite, 68, born Mass., whose occupation was "lumbering", was living in Ward 2, Calais, Maine, with Nancy F., 62, born Maine; Franklin J., 34, and Horace, 21, both born in Maine and worked at "lumbering".

In the 1860 U.S. Census, Benjamin F. Waite, 59, born Mass. was living in Ward 4, Calais, Maine, with Nancy, 45; Charles, 32; Henry H., 27; Benjamin F., 25; John C.T., 20; Frederick T., 20; Helen M., 16; George E., 14; and Horace, 12, all born in Maine.

Marriages: In Calais, March 1, 1857, Benjamin F. Waite of Calais to Nancy F. Shead, daughter of the late Col. Oliver Shead of Eastport. (Eastport Sentinel, March 11, 1857)

In the 1850 U.S. Census, trader Benjamin F. Waite, 48, born Mass., was living in Calais, Maine, with Hannah, 43; trader Charles, 27; Mary E., 20; clerk Henry H., 17; clerk Benjamin F., 15; John C. Waite, 13; Frederick T., 11; Helen M, 6; George E., 4; and Horace, 1, all born in Maine; Mercy Waite, 78, born Mass; and Eliza McGowan, 20, born N.B.

Hannah Todd and Benjamin Waite married on April 30, 1826 in Calais.

He was the son of Nathaniel and Mercy Waite.
(source: "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (

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