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In Washtenaw Since 1889

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The following sketch is given by the Dexter Leader of Mis. Ann Lois Waite, one of the old pioneers of this county, who died at Dexter on April 27th. Mrs. Waite was bom in the town of Mentz, Cayuga county, KT. Y., Jan. 26, 1813, and was married to Benj. Whedon Waite May 25, 1834, in Aurelius, Cayuga county, N. Y. Together they carne to Michigan in the autumu of 1839, and settled on the old homestead in tlie township of Scio. The only change in location made by the family during the half century of íife ín Michigan, was in 1869 when they moved to the pleasant home from which her body was tenderly borne to its last resting place Friday, April 29th. In May, 1838, Mrs. Waite was baptized at Fosterville, N. Y., by Eider Fuller, and has since been a consistent and beloved member of the Baptist church. She was the mother of six children, fonr of whom suryive her- two sons and two daughters - Annette H., widow of the late eminent astronomer, James C. Watson, Benj. W., of Grand Rapids, Wirt W., of Colfax, Washington, and Dell, wife of Dr. T J. Ritter, of this village. A lormer pastor. Rev, Frank Arnöld, assiated by llev. M. II. MoMahon, of tm M. É. church, and liev. S. T. Morris, of the Congregational church, conducted the funeral services.