Catherine Waite

1848–8 February 1896 (Age 48)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Waite was born in 1848, in Michigan, United States, her father, David Harrison Waite, was 35 and her mother, Catharine Eaman, was 32. She married Robert Geddes Lyon on 7 November 1866, in Scio, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. She lived in Putnam Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Onondaga, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 8 February 1896, at the age of 48, and was buried in Vassar, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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Robert Geddes Lyon
Catherine Waite
Marriage: 7 November 1866

Spouse and Children

7 November 1866
Scio, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    David Harrison Waite


    Catharine Eaman




World Events (7)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman, Anglo-Norman French waite (of Germanic origin; compare Wachter ), or from the same word in its original abstract/collective sense, ‘the watch’. There may also have been some late confusion with White .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Wait in household of David H Wait, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catharine Waite in household of David H Waite, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catharen Lyon in household of Robert Lyon, "United States Census, 1870"

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