George Nichols Waite

14 November 1923–2 April 1985 (Age 61)
Moore, Butte, Idaho, United States

The Life of George Nichols

When George Nichols Waite was born on 14 November 1923, in Moore, Butte, Idaho, United States, his father, George Albert Waite, was 31 and his mother, Olga Mae Nichols, was 28. He married Carol Lou Boven on 28 May 1948, in Butte, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lost River, Butte, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Arco Election Precinct, Butte, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 2 April 1985, in Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Arco, Butte, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Nichols Waite
Carol Lou Boven
Marriage: 28 May 1948
Carol Suzanne Waite

Spouse and Children

28 May 1948
Butte, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • George N Waite in household of George A Waite, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George N Waite in household of George A Waite, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Waite in entry for Olga M Waite, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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