Earle Chester Waite 1889-1987
 
had a passion for sailing

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Married Bess Irene Osborn Waite

One life that created a "family spirit" 
was taken to soon, lost in its prime...
but she gave the spirit to us. 
She was born and passed on the great Massey/Osborns/Eldridge 
spirit combination.

Look into her family heritage below to see the combination of determination and compassion in their eyes.

Bess was born1893 and died1932
her death was due to cancer of the throat
she had to be treated during the illness
not much was known about cancer in those times.

her children were:
Donald was 20 yrs
Ralph was 17 yrs
Marion was 16 yrs

1920 United States Federal Census
about Bess I Waite

Name: Bess I Waite
Home in 1920: Bethlehem Ward 14, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Age: 26 years 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Earle C
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: New York
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
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Household Members:
Name Age
Earle C Waite 30
Bess I Waite 26
Donald C Waite 7
Ralph D Waite 4
Marion E Waite 3
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Earle Chester Waite

  • Social Security #: 171-09-2177 Source: Social Security Death Index
  • Birth: 7 Jun 1889, Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY Source: Web page
  • Death: 20 Aug 1987, Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA Source: Web page
  • Graduation: Jun 1906, Adams High School, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY Source: Web page
  • Graduation: 14 Jun 1911, Syracuse University, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY Source: Web page
  • Resided: before 1951, ,, PA Source: Social Security Death Index

Bess Irene Osborn

  • Birth: 26 Aug 1893, Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., NY Source: Web page
  • Death: 1 May 1932, Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA Source: Web page
  • Burial: Memorial Park Cem., Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA Source: Web page
  • Resided: 640 Hamilton Ave., Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA Source: Web page
  • Cause of death: Hemorrhage related to throat cancer Source: Web page

 

 

 

 
   Fred B Waite
 b.1868 Adams, Jefferson Co., NY
 d.1941 Flushing, Queens Co., NY
 Earle Chester Waite
 b.1889 Adams Center, NY
 d.1987 Bethlehem, PA
 Isadora Wilson
 b.1865 Camden, Oneida Co., NY
 d.1922 St. Luke's Hospital, PA
 Ralph Dexter Waite
 b.1915 Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA
 d.1980 Grand View Hospital, PA
 John Dexter Osborn
 b.1849 Depauville, Jefferson Co., NY
 d.1935 Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., NY
 Bessie Irene Osborn
 b.1893 Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., NY
 d.1932 Bethlehem, PA
 Elizabeth Massey
 b.1868 MI
 d.1902
 Ralph Dexter Waite
 b. Private
 d.         
 Edward Mackway
 b.1842 NY
 d.1915 Chicago, Cook Co., IL
 Harold Jessup Mackway
 b.1875 Chicago, Cook Co., IL
 d.1957 Hanover, Jefferson Co., IN
 Louise Jessup Newton
 b.1844 AL
 d.1937
 Naomi Florence Mackway
 b.1917 Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., PA
 d.1997 Grand View Hospital, PA
 Philip Weinbauer
 b.1828 Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
 d.1917 Maywood Village, IL
 Louise Rosina Weinbauer
 b.1877 Maywood Village, IL
 d.1947 Norristown, PA
 Johanna Kline
 b.1839 Prussia, Germany
 d.1914 435 South 11th Ave., IL

 


Earle' s young looking father Fred and mother Dora

 


Earle married Fanny Lehrfeld (#3) on July 17, 1936

and for 32 years Fanny hosted the annual family celebration birthday party  in Earle's home
 Deb  shown in picture with Fan

 

 

When Fanny joined with Earle they began annual hosted family gatherings in June at the Silver Birches Inn on Lake Wallenpaupack

 

 

 


 


Earle 1932 was the beginning of the Bess grieving period and looking for direction. 

Later in life around 1978 he reflects on this period, he was with wife #4 Sadie .

Earle makes a judgement about Helene Mack which turned out to be an unfortunate marriage.


After Bess died Marrion went to live with Aunt Grace Osborn Norton,
Don became serious with Tess, Ralph went to Sellersville for work,
and  Earle enters this period of insecurity that brought wife problems,
he married - he says two years of lonelyness Jason says 1933 - #2 Helen Nitchman ?? Mack - Not sure - if census is right -
our family called her Claire per RDW diary.
Census could be (nee Ver Wiebe) Nitchman b 1905
Jason says born in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
census says two children.
On Sunday November 3rd 1935 (see RDW diary) she killed herself.
Evidnetly she was sick with internal boil called fistula per RDW Diary Oct 27-29 1935.
Her son Bob ?? lived with Earle and played football per RDW diary Oct 26, 1935
don't know what happened if there as a son Lester as said in census.

 

1930 United States Federal Census
about Helene Nitchman

Name: Helene Nitchman
Home in 1930: Schenectady, Schenectady, New York
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Parent's Name: Wilomenner
Spouse's Name: Robert
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Name Age
Wilomenner Ver Wiebe 61
Carl Ver Wiebe 30
William Ver Wiebe 26
Robert Nitchman 29
Helene Nitchman 25
Robert Nitchman 3 6/12
Lester Nitchman 2 2/12
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Question 1930 census mystery :how did Earle come to marry- Helene Ver Wiebe Nitchman Waite age 25 already had two sons Robert 3yr 6 /12 and Lester 2 yr 2/12 with husband Robert Nitchman  (was lineman with light company) age 29 Schenectady NY in 1930. Her father was from Germany Wilomenner Ver Wiebe age 61 yr.

 

here in Earle hand is Helene Nitchman Mack shown to ne born 6/7/1889 not 6/12/1905
per 1920 Census and Jason.

 

1900 United States Federal Census
about Fanny Lehrfeld

Name: Fanny Lehrfeld
Home in 1900: Manhattan, New York, New York
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Hungary
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Spouse's Name: Adolph
Race: White
Occupation: View Image
Immigration Year: 1877
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Household Members:
Name Age
Adolph Lehrfeld 57
Fanny Lehrfeld 28
Isidor Lehrfeld 5
Minnie Lehrfeld 4
Max Lehrfeld 28
Abraham Lehrfeld 24
Sophie Lehrfeld 18
Sarah Lehrfeld 26
Annie Lehrfeld 20
Mary Lehrfeld 16

 

1930 United States Federal Census
about Fanny Lehrfeld

Name: Fanny Lehrfeld
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: David
Occupation:

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Name Age
David Lehrfeld 62
Fanny Lehrfeld 61
Harry Glick 30
Joe Rathman 25
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1930 United States Federal Census
about Fanny Schiff

Name: Fanny Schiff
Home in 1930: Manhattan, New York, New York
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1873
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Morris
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Name Age
Morris Schiff 61
Fanny Schiff 57
Leon Kaplan 30
Lillie Freedman 25
Mary Sikofsky 50
Louis Gordon 40
C Leon 25
Betty Gold 35
Louis Spier 48
Angelina Moore 25
Frederica Moore 8
Pina Bosalet 20
Louis Bosalet 11/12
Manuel Naron 27
Hortence Martines 32
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Below in NYC 1900 Census Fanny Lehrfeld

Below in 1930 NYC Census David and Fanny Lehrfeld

 

 

03/20/2008