Posts Tagged ‘Harmon Clay Waits’

Wordless Wednesday – Waits Family Portrait

August 11th, 2010 No comments

Waits Family Portrait

Bottom Row (L to R): Eli D. Waits and Mary Louise (Morris) Waits
Middle Row (L to R): Lydia Mae Waits and Harmon Clay Waits
Top Row (L to R): William Henry Waits, Clinton Morris Waits, and Perry Robert Waits

Photo taken approx. 1890-1895 in Ohio.

Many thanks to my cousin, Jane Mason, for contributing the portrait.

Brian Davis – Christine Davis (Williams) – Ralph Scott Williams Jr. – Nellie Ruth Williams (Waits) – Harmon Clay Waits – Eli D. Waits and Mary Louise Wait (Morris)

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Wordless Wednesday – Pictures of My Father and Grandfathers

June 23rd, 2010 No comments

In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to post pictures of my father, grandfathers, great grandfathers, and 2nd great grandfathers. The only picture I do not have in my collection is that of my maternal 2nd great grandfather, Edward L Barlow (1867-1955).

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis

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Lancaster, Ohio Obituary – Mary Louise Waits (Morris)

February 8th, 2010 No comments
Mary Louise Waits Obituary

Mary Louise Waits (Morris) Obituary

This obituary is of my 3rd great grandmother, Mary Louise Waits (Morris), and was featured in the 7/14/1922 edition of the Lancaster Daily Gazette:

Mary Louise, daughter of Henry and Lydia Morris was born Dec. 20, 1851 at West Rushville Ohio. Died at Drinkle July 10, 1922, age 70 years, six months and 21 days. She was uinted (sic) in marriage to Eli Waits October 28, 1869. To this union were born four sons, Perry, Clint, and Clay of Lancaster, William of Columbus and one daughter, Mrs. May Hedges. Four sisters, one brother, thirteen grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of friends mourn her loss.

During the pastorale of Rev. Montgomery, thirty-eight years ago, she united with the Zion United Brethren Church. Since that time she has been an earnest Christian and a faithful consistent member of the church. She was a good neighbor and a loving mother and her departure saddens many hearts.

The funeral was held from the home and was largely attended, showing the esteem in which she was held. Rev. Chester E. Tulga was in charge of the services. Resolutions of apreciation (sic) and sympathy from the Ladies’ Aid Society were read.

Her body was laid to rest in the Stoutsville cemetery, there to await the morning of the resurrection.

We desire to thank those who so kindly assisted through the illness and death of our dear wife and mother, Rev. Tulga for his words of comfort and Mr. Crite the funeral director for his good service and kindess.

Mr. Eli Waits and children 7-14

Many thanks to Charlotte Dittmar for all of her assistance in locating and mailing all of the Lancaster, Ohio obituaries. She has been an enormous help with my research.

Brian Davis – Christine Davis (Williams) – Ralph Scott Williams Jr. – Nellie Ruth Williams (Waits) – Harmon Clay Waits – Mary Louise Waits (Morris)

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Lancaster, Ohio Obituary – Harmon Clay Waits

November 13th, 2009 4 comments

Today’s obituary is of my 2nd great grandfather, Harmon Clay Waits, and was featured in the 9/4/1947 edition of the Lancaster Eagle Gazette:

Harmon C. Waits, 68, died Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., in his home at 702 Eastwood-av, following an illness caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.

Surviving are his widow, Mellie; three daughters: Miss May Waits of the home, Mrs. Ralph Williams, Columbus, and Mrs. Ernest Miller, Muskegon, Mich.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A son, Charles Richard, was killed in action in Germany, April 6, 1945, while serving with the Army as a tank gunner.

The deceased also leaves two brothers: William Waits, Columbus, and Perry Waits, Lancaster; and one sister, Mrs. May Hedges, Lancaster.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2 p. m., at the Ray Wise funeral home with the Rev. George W. Herd of First Methodist Church officiating.  Burial is to be made in Maple Grove [Hill] cemetery in Stoutsville.  Friends may call the the funeral home after 7 p. m. today.

Brian Davis – Christine Davis (Williams) – Ralph Scott Williams Jr. – Nellie Ruth Williams (Waits) – Harmon Clay Waits

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