Roy Elmer Waite

Male22 January 1879–13 February 1955

Brief Life History of Roy Elmer

When Roy Elmer Waite was born on 22 January 1879, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, his father, Henry Clay Waite, was 40 and his mother, Cornelia Shugart, was 35. He married Grace F. Taylor on 20 August 1901, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He registered for military service in 1898. He died on 13 February 1955, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Roy Elmer Waite
1879–1955
Grace F. Taylor
1882–1953
Marriage: 20 August 1901

Sources (20)

  • Ray S Waite, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy E Waite, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Roy Elmer Waite, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1901Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

    Age 6

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 21

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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