Birth: Feb. 17, 1837 in Greenwich,
Washington County, New York
Death: December, 1906
Known as J. P. Waste, his name was
actually John Pratt Waste. John was the son of Luke Waste and
Hannah Pratt. His grandparents were Bezaleel and Diadama Waste.
John was born and raised in Ohio.
When he grew up he began studying medicine. In the 1860 census,
John Waste, a medical student, was counted in the household of
Dr. William McCuller Hayford of Hartland Township, Livingston
County, Michigan. After attending two full courses of lectures
from 1860-1864 at the Michigan University, John graduated at
the Cleveland Medical College. He enlisted as an Assistant Surgeon
on March 10, 1865 at the age of 29. He received a commission
in Company S, 193rd Infantry Regiment Ohio on March 13, 1865.
His record says "Distinguished Service". After the
successful conclusion of the war he was mustered out on August
4, 1865 in Winchester, Virginia.
Dr. Waste came to Plainview, Wabasha
County, Wisconsin in September, 1865, from Ohio. He married Helen
Higgins of Mayfield, Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1867. Together
they had four children, two boys and two girls. Their son Willie
died young and was buried in Plainview Cemetery.
Helen S. Higgins
Death: Nov. 4, 1923
J. P. Waste married Helen Higgins
of Mayfield, Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1867. They lived in Plainview,
Minnesota and had four children together.
J. P. Waste was elected State Senator
in the Minnesota State Senate, 15th District during 1871-1872.
The 1880 census listed his parents, Luke and Hannah Waste as
residents of Plainview also.
See the following biographical sketch
for more about Dr. J. P. Waste.
Children of Dr.
J. P. Waste and Helen Waste
Wabasha County, Minnesota, 1874
Wabasha County is located
on the Mississippi River across from Wisconsin.
Willie Waste died at an early age. He
was buried in Plainview , Minnesota.
Mina Waste, born in 1870 in Plainview,
John Waste, born Jan. 3, 1873 in Plainview,
Minn. The 1920 census listed John as a resident of Plainview.
John died on Nov. 12, 1961.
Nellie Waste, born in 1877 in Plainview,
From a book about Wabasha Co. Minnesota
OF WABASHA COUNTY"
War of Rebellion (Civil
Waste M.D., J. P., came
to Plainview in September, 1865, from Ohio. Previous to this
he served as assistant surgeon in the 193d Ohio Inf. for eight
months. After attending two full courses of lectures from 1860-4
at the Michigan University, he graduated at the Cleveland Medical
College. Dr. Waste was born at Greenwich, Washington county,
New York, February 17, 1837. He received the advantage of an
early public school and academic education. He is a Freemason
of high standing, and is also a member of the I.O.O.F., having
held the position of noble grand for one term, and financial
secretary for two years. During the year 1871-2 he was elected
state senator on the republican ticket. He is a member of both
state and county medical societies. In 1867 he was married to
Miss Helen S. Higgins, of Mayfield, Ohio, who subsequently presented
him with two sons and two daughters. One son, Willie, is deceased
and buried in Plainview Cemetery. The doctor is a gentleman high
in the esteem of the community, having for several years officiated
as trustee of the Methodist church.
The Cuyahoga County, Ohio, History
of Mayfield contained this reference
Lucinda MILLER (Mrs. Henry
HIGGINS) came from the East to Augurn in 1844, rode the entire
distance in a lumber wagon with her husband and three children,
was fourteen days on the road, then moved to Newburg, and came
from there to Mayfield. She was a member of the Disciple Church
a great many years, was an excellent nurse, cultivated and loved
flowers, and was a great reader. Her daughters who came with
her were Helen, who married Dr. WASTE, and Rosina, who married