Elva O. and Jesse (Denlinger) Waite and Lura Ina (Curry) Waite

In 1900 Mills County Iowa, Mary E. Waite is 49, with Jessie M. 23, Katie E. 19, (these three are all laundresses) Elva O. 17, Mamie E. 14, Elza H. 12, and Harvey H. 10.  He's a farm laborer, born November 1882 in Missouri.  Mamie was born April 1886, also in Missouri.

Elva's Siblings:
  Edwin Ulysses Waite (1875 - 1877)*
  Jesse Marie Waite Kenney (1876 - 1929)*
  Nellie Hiner Waite Sevier (1879 - 1978)*
  Elva Otto Waite (1882 - 1963)
  Hugh E. Waite (1888 - 1964)*
  Harvey H Waite (1890 - 1967)*


Jessie Denlinger is in Marshall County, Kansas in 1900, born September 1885 in Nebraska, with parents John 42 and Lena 31 Denlinger.

 John W. Denlinger was twice married. It was while living in Iowa that he was united in marriage to Ella Ford, who died on October 25, 1893. To that union five children were born, namely: John, deceased; George, deceased; Burt, who is a well-known farmer in Rock township, this county; Mrs. Jessie Waite, of Haxtun, Colorado, who died May 7, 1917, and Orval, who died on July 3, 1897. George Denlinger was frozen to death on January 13, 1888, during a fearful blizzard in Iowa. He and his brother, John, were on their way home from school when overtaken by the blizzard which cost George his life, while John was badly frozen, but was not past resuscitation when found by a search party. John Denlinger, who came to Marshall county with his father upon the latter's removal
from Iowa, was killed by an accidental shot during a "wolf drive" in this county on January 21, 1913. He left a widow and two small children, the youngest of whom was but an infant. The widow, who was born Emma Behrens, and her children were in a railway wreck at Randolph on October 16, 1915, when a car carrying sixty passengers went into Fancy creek, and the infant child of Mrs. Denlinger was drowned. Of the large number of persons drowned in that wreck the body of Mrs. Denlinger's baby was the only one not recovered from the water. Mrs. Denlinger was badly injured in the wreck, but recovered. She and her daughter,
Venetia, make their home with the widow of her father-in-law on the Denlinger farm in Rock township.  Marshall County Kansas History

Elva O. "Wright" is in Rockland precinct in 1910, 27, married to Jessie 23 born in Nebraska, and they have Ernest W. 4, Elva W. 2, and Evert newborn. The older two sons were born in Iowa, Evert in Colorado.

Lura I. Curry, 20, is with Albert Z. and Rachel G. Curry in 1910 Cherokee County, Iowa.  She and sister Mona, 19 are both school teachers.  Siblings are Chester R. 17, Maurice N. 16, Ena L. and Una L. 10, and Rex, 6.

Albert 1858-1917 is buried in Cherokee County - # 65530492.  Rachel 1869-1938 is buried in Orange County, California # 125328320.

Elva proved up  a quarter in 2, 6N 49W in 1914.

Jesse born Sept 12, 1886 in Ulysses, Butler County, Nebraska, died May 7, 1917 in Denver.

Elva Olta (or Otto) Waite registered with a Fleming address, farming by himself, nearest relative Ernest Eugene Waite of Fleming.

George Curry cash-claimed a parcel in 9N 51W in 1890, and proved up a quarter in 8, 9N 51W in 1892.

In 1920 Elva O. Waite is in Crook precinct, Logan County, 36, married to Lura, 35, born in Iowa.  With them are Ernest 14, Warren 12, Everett 10, Lina 8, Floyd 5, and Helen 1.

They're in New Haven precinct in 1930, with Floyd, Helen, Neva 9, Gene 6, and Verne 4.

Elva O. 57 and Lura 50 are in Logan County in 1940, with Ernest 34, Gene 16, and Vern 14.

Elva and Lura and Jesse are buried in Haxtun

  Jesse Denlinger Waite (1886 - 1917)*
  Lura Ina Curry Waite (1889 - 1978)*
  Ernest Waite (1905 - 1976)* Buried in Brush, Colorado
  Elva Warren Waite (1907 - 1973)*
  Everett Waite (1910 - 1928)*
  John Floyd Waite (1914 - 1990)*
  Helen Marjorie Waite-Curry Waite (1919 - 2010)*
  Neva Mae Waite Dalfors (1921 - 2012)*
  Gene Galen Waite (1924 - 1984)*
Haxtun-Fleming Herald, Haxtun, Colorado, January 28, 2009

Gary Gene “Dewey” Waite, 59, died January 20, 2009 in Dailey.

Dewey was born July 20, 1949, the son of Gene and Virginia (Berglund) Waite in Sterling. He graduated from Haxtun High School in 1967 and completed a degree in industrial arts at Colorado State University in 1971. In 1970, he married Maurine Johnson at Fairfield Covenant Church.

Dewey worked on the family farm north of Haxtun until the mid 1980s, when he started his own company, Waite Construction. In 2002 he began working at the Sterling Correctional Facility. He was the vocational carpentry instructor there at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife; daughter Jennifer Kuster and husband Scott, Greenfield, Iowa; son Monty Waite and wife Sara, Sterling; sister Connie Waite, Haxtun; and four grandchildren, Bailey, Bryant and Aidan Kuster and Jamie Waite.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held January 23 at the Haxtun United Methodist Church with Pastor Keith Hudiburgh officiating. Interment followed at Haxtun Cemetery.

 "Wm M." Owens married Mayme (Mary) E. Waite October 13, 1904 in Mills County, Iowa.

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