JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Anthony Waite

Anthony Waite, John Waite's brother, an old and well known
resident of this immediate family, died at the residence of 
his daughter Mrs John Coates 3 1/2 miles south east of Mt. Vernon.  
He died on this 85th birthday. He was a native of Yorkshire England 
but he lived in the neighborhood where he died for nearly 50 years.  
He was an excellent citizen, a humble christian held in high esteem.  
Mrs. Coates and Mrs. James Webber were the only children he leaves 
surviving him.  His remains were buried at Union Cemetery.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: unknown
Submitted by Brenda Heriford * bheriford@insightbb.com
Relationship: 2nd great grand niece

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At Rest

Mr. Anthony Waite died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Coats,
January 8th, 1894.  He was born in Slingsby, England, in 1808. He never
knew the exact date of his birth, but it was the custom in the Church
of England to baptize infants at about 8 days old. He had the date of
his baptism, which was January 8th, 1809 and strange as it was, he died
on that same date, 85 years after. Mr. Waite left England in the year
1840 and came to Illinois. He resided in Morgan county for a while and
then came to Jefferson county. He was married to Mary Emily Johnson,
daughter of James and Clarissa Johnson, August 2, 1843. They had four
children, Mrs. James Webber, Mrs. Charlie Pieper, Mrs. John Coats and
Victoria, who died in infancy. Mr. Waite moved to Franklin county after
he was married and lived there a few years, then came back to
Jefferson county, where he has ever since resided. 
His mind became unbalanced in 1873 and he was rational only at times 
until he died. He had lived with his daughter, Mrs. John Coats for 20 
years prior to his death. He professed religion in early life and always 
loved the church of his blest redeemer. His remains were interred in Old 
Union cemetery.
A Friend.


Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Jan. 24, 1894
Submitted by Brenda Heriford * bheriford@insightbb.com
Relationship: 2nd great grand niece

 

 

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