Waits, Edward Wallace (1849-1928)


Edward was born on 14 December 1849 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, to parents Edward Waits, a tailor, and Susan Wallis.

He emigrated to Canada in 1873 becoming a Presbyterian minister.

He married married Mary Ann Buchan (abt1855-1906). Online records have identified three of their children.

  • Wallace George (1873-1880)
  • Charles Gordon (b1880)
  • James Garfield  (1881-1953)

He married Ellen (Nellie) Grant (1879-1957) on 21 September 1906 at Omaha Nebraska, USA. Records identify three children.

  • James Grant (1907-1964) – a civil engineer (1930)
  • Gertrude Adelaide (1912-1999) – married Charles Joel Beck, a doctor
  • Helen Margaret (1915-1996) – married Carleton Alexander Nelson, a doctor

Edward died on 12 October 1928 at St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota USA


  • 1869 Saffron Walden
  • 1870 Hamilton
  • 1871 London
  • 1872 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

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