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Waite, Abraham Lincoln

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Waite, Abraham Lincoln
March 15, 2007 09:05PM
1844-1943" by Wendell H. Rone. Probably published in 1944 by
Messenger Job Printing Co., Inc., Owensboro, Kentucky, pp. 479-480.
Used by permission. [Daviess]

DEACON ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAITE : This beloved brother and father of
two sons in the ministry was born near Derby, Perry County, Indiana,
on July 31; 1864, and is the son of George Amsey and Rebecca Waite.
He grew up on a farm and attended the common schools at hand. For
the first forty-two years of his life he followed the occupation of
farming. For about thirty years he engaged in the general
merchandise business at Newman, Daviess County, Kentucky During this
time he served as Postmaster for twenty-nine years and as railroad
agent for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company at the same
place. He has been retired from active business since September, 1940.
Mr. Waite was converted in the Methodist Church at Old Oakford,
Kentucky, in July, 1891; and by the end of that month he became a
member of the Birk City Baptist Church (now Stanley) by profession
and baptism, being baptized by Elder B. Y. Cundiff. When the Birk
City Church moved to Stanley and became the Stanley Baptist Church we
find him being ordained as a deacon of this Church in the year 1898.
The Newman Baptist Church was organized in 1910 and Mr. Waite
became a charter member of this new Church and was very active and
helpful in leading this young Church to reach her present height of
usefulness. He is the senior deacon of the church and has now served
two churches as deacon for a period of forty-five years. He has also
served his church as Assistant Moderator, Secretary and Treasurer of
the Sunday School, and as a Sunday School Teacher. For several years
he was the representative of his Church on the Executive Mission
Board of the Association.
Our brother was united in marriage to Miss Jeanette Tharp in
November, 1891, at Owensboro, Kentucky. Seven children have blessed
this happy marriage, Vessie Lee, B. F., Mary Elizabeth, E. E.,
Madeline, Lloyd B., and Floyd B. Rev. B. F. Waite served for twelve
years as the pastor of the Hall Street Baptist Church, Owensboro,
Kentucky, and is now located at Truman, Arkansas. He also reared one
foster son, John H. Dodd.
Mr. Waite has read the Bible consecutively thirty-one times.
His life has been a benediction to all who have gained his
acquaintance. One other son, E. E. Waite, is an ordained Baptist
preacher and resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

Waite Cundiff Tharp Dodd
Derby-Perry-IN AR Louisville-Jefferson-KY

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