Reynolds: Jacob Wait died August 13th. He was born 13 November 1831 in Switzerland Co., Indiana and there grew to manhood. He married Miss Cordelia C. Powell in 1858 and they had 6 children, all living except one. The children are Silas D. Wait of Bromfield, Nebraska; Mattie who died at the age of 3 years; Elola A., Robert P., Willett B. and Pearl. He came with his family to Illinois in 1873 and took up residence on the farm 2 ½ miles west of Reynolds where he lived until his death. He joined the M.E. Church in 1870. The funeral was today. S.G. Powell of Patriot, Indiana is a brother of Mrs. Wait. Al Parmenter of Lyndon is a nephew of the deceased.
-- Fri 16 Aug 1895, The Aledo Press