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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