Well-known Attorney Passes Away After a Long Illness

Isaac M. Waddell, the well-known attorney, died yesterday morning after a long illness. For eight days past he had been unconscious and his friends and relatives realized that it was only a matter of time before he would pass away. He was born in Glasgow October 31, 1842, and learned the trade of machinist when a boy in the shipyard of Napier in Glasgow. Later he was a ship engineer and sailed to all parts of the world. He had charge of fitting out the United States blockading fleet in Glasgow in 1861.

Mr. Waddell joined the Mormon church and came to Utah in 1868, first settling at Willard. Later he went to Tooele and then to Salt Lake. He was prominently identified with railroading in the early days, but in 1876 he became deputy county recorder and later County Attorney. From then on he followed the practice of law and held many important posts. He was one of the first commissioners to locate university lands and was secretary of the board. He served two terms in the City Council. Mr. Waddell leaves a wife, six sons and three daughters to mourn his demise. He was well liked by all who knew him. The funeral will be held today at 12:30 from the Seventh ward meeting-house.

*From the Salt Lake Tribune December 14, 1902.