When Janet Elaine Waite was born on 17 August 1932, in Rhinelander, Oneida, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Lanson George Wait, was 54 and her mother, Frances Irean Bartlett, was 37. She married Robert Russell Drake on 6 July 1950. She lived in Three Lakes, Oneida, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died on 27 May 1999, in Menomonie, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, 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 .