When Lois Waite was born on 1 August 1766, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Richard Wait, was 26 and her mother, Lucia Marvin Griswold, was 20. She married John Parsons on 1 October 1786, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 1 April 1844, in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States.
English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a watchman, either in a town or castle, from Anglo-Norman French waite ‘watchman, member of the watch’ (of ancient Germanic origin; compare Wachter ). In the Middle Ages the town waits typically combined the functions of watchmen and musicians through being trumpeters or pipers. There may also have been some late confusion with White or Wheat .
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