IN MEMORY OF CURTIS WAITE
Poor Curtis Waite will be remembered by his many friends in and around
Mt. Vernon as the son of John Waite, who was once a thrifty farmer of
Jefferson county, residing a few miles east of Mt. Vernon.
It was there on his father's farm that he was stricken with paralysis
of the kidneys, when he was a mere boy of fifteen. His suffering was
great at times but he bore his afflications with great courage and held
the tread of life to the astonishment of all who knew him for several
He had this short life to suffer; he has eternity to rest and
rejoice. How many will look back with a glad feeling in their hearts when they
think of the many times they have tried to help him bear his burden
that fate had cast on him? So let's learn to help our weakly ones for we
know that this world was not made for the thrifty ones alone.
Curtis was a man of great intelligence, had his frail physical form
been able to have executed his judgment.
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: June 1919
Submitted by Brenda Heriford
Relationship: half great-grandniece