Thursday, September 28, 2017

Jack Weaver And Nellie Jane Williams Wedding July 1969, First Methodist Church Monmouth Illinois

I just discovered some images that my father, Paul Henry Weaver captured in July 1969, as the Weaver and Williams Families gathered around the July 19th Wedding at the Methodist Church in Monmouth Illinois ---

Peg Weaver reflected on visits to Monmouth in her memoir "When we drove to Monmouth, Illinois, one weekend in 1967, we met Nellie's (Jack's fiancee) father, Harold Williams. On Friday night we watched Tom play basketball, Carleton vs. Monmouth College.
The following night we drove to the Tin Shed to hear Jack's combo, "The Intruders", blast and to have a delicious dinner with Nellie, Harold and the Bushes', friends of Nellie and her father. Tom obtained permission not to return with the Carleton team, staying over for the Tin Shed affair and going back Minnesota with Pete and me.
In July 1969, Pete, Tom and I drove to Monmouth for Jack and Nellie William's wedding, Jim and Melanie flying from the East. Again being traditional we entertained with a groom's dinner the evening prior to the wedding. On July 19 Jack and Nellie were married in a Methodist Church, which had a sign on the lawn, "You think this is hot." Nellie had several attendants; Tom was best man. Since I don't enjoy shopping for clothes, I was glad that I could wear the same beige, tailored dress and pill-box hat that I had for Jim and Melanie's wedding."

Here are the photos I found with the labeling as my parents had them--
"Jack" John Eicher Weaver and Nellie Jane Williams Bride and Groom 
Sign outside First Methodist Church Monmouth  ---I see red bricks in the background
 Groom's dinner, ______?man, --______Pat?, _________, Jack Weaver (with cigarette), Nellie Williams (with cigar)

 Groom's Dinner, Mike Bush sitting, Jack Weaver (with camera),____woman?, Nellie Williams (lighting a cigar from candle held by Tom Weaver), woman___?, men Pat?, ____? likely Harold Williams head, Peg Weaver, Tom Weaver (with beard), Jim Weaver

 Wedding party,  Pat ____?,  wife of Pat _____? Tom Weaver, Mike Bush, Melanie and Jim Weaver, Peg Weaver
 Photographer, Harold Williams, Nellie Jane Williams, Jack Weaver
 Bush Family who lived in the same duplex as Harold Williams - Father, Mike Bush, Mrs Bush and 2 daughers
 Mrs Bush (Maid of Honor?), Nellie Williams, Jack Weaver, Tom Weaver (Best Man)
 After ceremony, Nellie and Pat ________?

Jack and Nellie after the wedding  ----
Tom Weaver, after the ceremony ---photos all by Paul H Weaver

Monday, July 3, 2017

Lawrence Family - 1920's? Family Photo - In front of home Montgomery County Ohio

Here is the image, an 8 x 10 image from Noah Elwood Weaver loose photos, that started me to search for Lawrence connections through Ancestry and find a grave ----It was not dated and I became curious about this group ---In what I think is Edna Eicher Weaver's penmenship on the back  "Ladies L to R  _________(blank), _________, Margaret Lawrence, Mrs Lawrence (mother), Ruth Lawrence, ___________(blank), Men L to R  George Lawrence, Bill ",   Joe ",   Burt (sic)  "   ----this past week I started with George on the left top

Here is how I learned things as I found data on Ancestry  ---from the 1910 US Census sheet, where the Lawrence Family was living on Cottage Ave in West Carrollton I found ---first off -----find it engaging to discern the connections  ----
 William "Will" or Bill Lawrence from the main photo
Margaret Lawrence born 1903 - I sense looks in her early 20's here and to her mom's right, and then labeled Ruth Lawrence on mom's left (our right) looks somewhat older, and not sure - Ruth Elaine Lawrence was born in 1910----the lady on the foreground left is not identified nor the taller woman in front of George  - rather a mystery AND curious if anyone in the Lawrence lineage will comment on Ancestry as I attached this family photo on their sites
Lawrence Family Census 1910 Data

Name   George M Lawrence
Age in 1910  9
Birthplace Kentucky
Home in 1910 Miami, Montgomery, Ohio
Street Cottage Avenue

Father's Name Charles F Lawrence
Mother's Name Anna R Lawrence

Household Members Charles F Lawrence  40
Anna R Lawrence  37
Bert K Lawrence 16
William E Lawrence 13
George M Lawrence 9
Margaret C Lawrence 7
Joseph C Lawrence 3
Ruth Elaine Lawrence  0

Here is an enlargement of the last 4 lines - Each Census asks different questions ---
 Note that Charles from Kentucky is listed as a millwright at a paper mill ---Likely Friend Paper Company in 1910
 Woman in front of George, may be Ruth Binkley Ritter, whom he married - Their first child George M Lawrence was born Oct 15, 1930 in Miamisburg ---photo likely in the 1920's
Bert Lawrence has his hand on the shoulder of the unidentified "lady"- Bert Kirker Lawrence served in the military from March 1918 - Jan 1919, and by 1920 his is listed in the 1920 census as married to Martha G Campbell, listed as a  librarian in the public library in Middletown Butler CO, as he was a salesman for a roller mill
So in the mid 1920's I am discerning this is Martha Campbell Lawrence ----

Monday, June 26, 2017

Ft Ancient on the Little Miami River - Weaver family History

Fort Ancient, on the Little Miami River was important in the travels and curious nature of the family in my experience ----now under new management in the 21st Century
--> In Warren County, Ohio, an isolated peninsula rises 80 meters (about 260 feet) above the muddy banks of the Little Miami River. There exists an immense monument to the dedication and technological savvy of the original inhabitants of prehistoric North America. This vast 51 hectare (about 126 acres) plateau is enclosed by embankment walls that stand 1.5 to 7 meters (about 5 to 23 feet) high, constructed by repeatedly dumping baskets loaded with soil upon one another. The Hopewell, known for their engineering expertise, built these walls and many other features both within the enclosure and on the steep valleys that surround the site: conical and crescent-shaped mounds, limestone pavements and circles, and many subsurface elements that are currently coming to light. Today, the Fort Ancient State Memorial is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its importance to Ohio prehistory.--------Fort Ancient represents an embankment of ceremonial space rather than a fortress. Archaeological investigations have been nearly continuous at Fort Ancient since Moorehead, but the techniques used and the information gained have drastically changed how the site is viewed. In 2005, Dr. Jarrod Burks performed remote sensing, a method for detecting what is below the ground without actually digging, in areas that had not been previously excavated. These tests revealed a mysterious feature never seen before in Hopewell archaeology, a circular arrangement of posts nearly 60 meters (about 200 feet) in diameter. The Ohio Historical Society asked Dr. Robert Riordan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio to conduct an archaeological investigation in this newly discovered area with the help of his Field School in Archaeology. He began excavations in 2006 and has continued each summer since. At the center of this ring of posts, now referred to as the Moorehead Circle, there lays a shallow basin filled with presumably burned red clay. Currently, there are several research projects based on the work being done at the Moorehead Circle in hopes that we might gain insight into how it was used and, potentially, how Fort Ancient itself was used in prehistory.
On August 1st, 2009, the Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH), parent organization of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, assumed management of the day-to-day operations at the Fort Ancient State Memorial. This partnership between the Ohio Historical Society and DSNH assures that Fort Ancient will remain a protected piece of American prehistory that is available for the public to enjoy.

Two Couples around 1913 overlooking the Little Miami from the Ft Ancient hill, second from left, Noah Elwood Weaver, and then his wife Edna Helena Eicher Weaver, with their son, Paul Henry Weaver (born Dec 24, 1910, West Carrollton OH) -
1928 view of Little Miami and bridge north of hill at Ft Ancient p4 NEWeaverSmallBlackAlbum now at Wright State U archives - Noah Elwood Weaver collection(curious where this is relative to I -71 that now passes to the north ---
1952 Weaver family picnie at Ft Ancient, 1952 visit with L- R Hanna Swearingen, Virginia Magee Weaver, Aunt Emma Esther Eicher, Tom Weaver, Paul H Weaver and Peg Glessner Weaver
L - R, Emma Esther Eicher, Noah Elwood Weaver, Tom Weaver, Paul Henry Weaver,  Peg Glessner Weaver
1959, Tom Weaver age 12 with butterfly net, Ft Ancient with Little Miami below by N Elwood Weaver
1973 Signage at Fort Ancient when visited with my parents at the time of Noah Elwood Weaver's funeral and burial in Wilmington Ohio with his second wife, Virginia Magee Weaver

Monday, June 19, 2017

Weaver Family in Minnesota - Paul Henry from Ohio 1938 - William Weaver from New York 1857 farming along the Mississippi

The Weaver family of my lineage arrived in Minnesota from Ohio in 1938 -  The town of Weaver, doubt if any relation, was named after a William K Weaver who came to Minnesota in 1857 from upstate New York , then a pioneer, as my line had been pioneers in Pennsylvania (1751), Enoch Weaver, coming from Germany  and then Jacob and Philip to Ohio (1803-07)
here is my father, Paul Henry Weaver at the front door of Swedish Hospital in the summer of 1938, where he did his internship having graduated from Ohio State University in June - 
"Pete" Paul H Weaver MD with his father, Noah Elwood Weaver who would drive up from West Carrollton Ohio to visit his only child  

View of downtown Minneapolis in 1938  with Foshay Tower the tallest building 
Trip Log Page 64, from Sunday July 17, 1938, in Peg Glessner Weaver' penmanship --

 1967 Photo of my dad, Paul H Weaver, at a sign for Weaver Minnesota, named for William K Weaver, whose bio I have found on find a grave and other Minnesota resources  ---I was asked by a Facebook Friend Rick G " Tom, is the Weaver sign part of your family history? Is it a town?

And what I found out, "
Chapter 40
Pages 1261-1314
From the book about Wabasha Co. Minnesota
Compiled by Dr. L. H. Bunnell
Published Chicago by H. H. Hill, Publishers, 1884
Republished Currently by Higginson Books

Weaver village was laid out in 1871. William Weaver and a man by the name of Dodge were the proprietors. The town was named after the former gentleman, and stands on sections 29 and 30 of Minneiska township.

In the summer of 1851 Andrew Olson emigrated to this section with his family, took a claim and erected a house, the first in this vicinity. Soon after two brothers, George and Christopher Abbott, and in 1857 William Weaver arrived from New York State and opened up a farm, on the north side of which a part of the town now stands. As soon as the village was laid out a postoffice was established, with W. H. Hopkins as postmaster. At present writing Weaver contains a store, hotel, butcher-shop, blacksmith-shop and two warehouses.

The store is a handsome brick block, 44 x 65 feet, and is owned by W. H. Hopkins, who keeps a stock of general merchandise and farm machinery. The hotel is a large brick structure, and was erected by William Weaver, at a cost of nine thousand dollars. In 1880 he sold out, and is at present engaged in farming near Casselton, Dakota. Mr. James White is now keeping the hotel. The warehouses are in charge of Brooks Bros., of Minneiska, well known throughout the state as dealers in wheat and lumber. The present school was built in 1872, and answers the double purpose of school-house and church, the Methodists and Norwegian Lutherans, alternating in their services. The population of Weaver is now about one hundred.

Michael Callohan (not in book's index), telegraph operator, Weaver, was born at Sandy Creek, New York, in 1858. His parents, John and Mary Callohan, were natives of Ireland, and emigrated to America in 1837, settling where our subject was born. When a young man he tried living in several towns, among which were Rochester, in New York, and Niagara Falls, but finally concluded to visit St. Paul, which he did in 1880. Liking the west so well led him to locate in Winona for a year, and again he moved, this time to Weaver, where he now resides, being in the employ of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, as agent and operator. Mr. Callohan is a member of the Catholic church, and also of the Winona State Military Guards. He married Eliza Hitchcock, of Weaver. They have one child, Mary Agnes.

Republished Currently by Higginson Books
And as a member of find a grave ---I found this about William K Weaver 
William K Weaver

Dec. 1, 1830
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1913
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

"Casa Grande Times" Published August 15, 1913; Vol. II-No. 31 - Respected Citizen of Valley and Sterling Pioneer, Dies in San Francisco - William Weaver, one of Casa Grande's most respected citizens and an old timer in this section, passed away in San Francisco at 4 a.m. Monday morning, August 4, [1913]. Mr. Weaver went to San Francisco a short time ago in search of medical assistance in curing a cancer which had been bothering him for several years, but as usual it was impossible to find a cure.

He was born near Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York, on December 1, 1830 and was married to Lucretia Putman, July 3, 1857. Throughout life William Weaver was a strong, fearless man who possessed many sterling qualities. He lived in many states of the union and wherever he had lived he made his personality felt and had been active in the upbuilding of the communities.

Early in his life he moved from the place of his birth to a place in Southern Minnesota and did so much toward the upbuilding of the town that a grateful people named the town after him [Weaver, Minn., near Plainville]. At Weaver, Minn. he was engaged in the hotel and livery business. The brick hotel which he built at Weaver still stands. From Minnesota, Mr. Weaver moved to North Dakota and for eighteen years operated one of the largest farms in the great northwest, this farm containing over 4,000 acres.

While on this farm he went into the breeding of buffalo on a large scale and in addition to a great number of pure-blooded buffalo he raised hundreds of half-breed buffalo. During a San Francisco Exposition, he took his entire herd of buffalo to the exposition and spent a fall and winter there. The following spring he sold the herd and many of them are still to be found in the Golden Gate Park at San Francisco.

It was while in San Francisco that he first became interested in Arizona. Meeting Peralto Reevis, who is well known to all who have lived in the Gila Valley, he was induced to come to Arizona and contracted with Reevis for a large body of land in what is now the Casa Grande Valley, with the view of colonizing the same. Going back to North Dakota as soon as he made his contract with Reevis, he sold his entire holdings and in the year 1894 returned to Casa Grande. He brought with him besides other stock, ten head of famous Poliangus cattle and there can now be found in the valley hundreds of these fine cattle.

During the last few years, although feeble in health and greatly troubled with deafness, he still displayed courage and earnestly and honestly did everything he could for the betterment of Casa Grande.

The remains were brought to Casa Grande Friday morning on Train No. 10 and were laid away at Arizola at 11 a.m., the same day, nearly every man, woman and child in Casa Grande accompanying him on his last journey from Casa Grande to Arizola.

He leaves to mourn his loss two sons, Fred Weaver of Colton, California and Walter E. Weaver of Hayden; two daughters, Mrs. R. F. [Addie] Phillips of Casa Grande and Mrs. James Maloney of Fargo, S.D., and a host of friends throughout the country.

Parent links provided by: Jonathan Laing

Family links:
  Caleb Weaver (1800 - 1855)
  Matilda Matteson Weaver (1806 - 1889)

  Lucretia Putnam Weaver (1832 - 1923)

  Medora Adeline Weaver Phillips (1860 - 1934)*
  Walter Earl Weaver (1876 - 1916)*

  Silas M. Weaver (____ - 1841)*
  Ruth M Weaver Steward (1825 - 1875)*
  Walter Smith Weaver (1827 - 1899)*
  Orrin Weaver (1829 - 1866)*
  William K Weaver (1830 - 1913)
  David Matteson Weaver (1832 - 1920)*
  Daniel Sharp Weaver (1834 - 1912)*
  Electa Ann Weaver Blydenburgh (1836 - 1918)*
  Cynthia A Weaver Newton (1841 - 1932)*
  Silas Matteson Weaver (1843 - 1923)*
  Alvah A. Weaver (1849 - 1916)*

*Calculated relationship
Weaver Pioneer Cemetery
Casa Grande
Pinal County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Grave #35

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Created by: Diane & John
Record added: Mar 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25494765

Monday, April 24, 2017

Visiting South Dakota - 1938 with Noah Elwood and Edna Helena Weaver - Revisiting in April 2017

Discovered my Grandfather, Noah Elwood Weaver's photo album, annotated by my grandmother, Edna Helena Eicher Weaver from 1938-9, when they traveled to Minnesota to see their son, and went further west ---------Here is a composite shot from p 16 showing the South Dakota Capitol Building above, in Pierre on the left and the silver bridge (6 white bumps) more to the right below ----
Labeled "Pierre" South Dakota -From wiki "Pierre was named after Pierre Chouteau, Jr., a major American fur trader from St. Louis, Missouri who was of colonial French origin."

When Bob and I showed up in Pierre, we were directed to the Archives at the State Historical and Cultural Center, up the hill from the State Capital  -  when the folks there, looked at the photo above, and the yellow State Capitol Sticker that had the stamp "Barmore Cabin Camp" on the back, evidence where they stayed in August of 1938
State Capital in the distance with the dark dome! Taken from a hill on the east not far, we discerned from the place Noah Elwood Weaver took the above photo near their lodging at BARMORE CABIN CAMP,

Sticker with stamp on back found in the album - that resulted in Virginia at the State Historical Society to find that image of the Barmore Cabin Camp ----and send it to me by email with the reminder "

Hey Tom Thank you for stopping by the SD State Archives.  I hope you were able to find the hill top for your photo op. Attached are two photos.  One is a copy of the post card you saw, done up in color. The  other is a black and white original that I think turned out a bit clearer.These are scanned at a lower resolution but still give you an idea. IF you decide to post one or the other just put a note that they are the property of the South Dakota State Historical Society Archives

 From South Dakota State Historical Society Archives
From South Dakota State Historical Society Archives  - Where my Weaver grandparents stayed in 1938

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Friday Harbor Marine Biology Station - A Flatlander spends a summer Learning about invertibrates in the San Juan Islands

 In June, 1969, I deselected going to my Carleton College Graduation, and picked up a drive away car on Lake Street in Minneapolis, to make the 3 day drive out to Everett WA, where I dropped off the 1967 Rambler ---Stops along the way, included Joel Hesby's, a Carleton College friend whose home was in Volga SD, then to Dick Adam's Home, who sang with me in the Carleton Singing Knights, and I visited his Big Timber MT home ------I hitched hiked to Anacortes WA, and then made it here to the D-6 dorm building surrounded by Douglas fir   ---

 One of the slides I took of the dock and harbor at the Marine Biology Station supported by the U of Washington  - Close up of Douglas fir cone ----
 The boat used by the scientists to discover specimens was the Hydah ---I labeled the slide "Dr Fontaine from U of Victoria with slimy Pteraster with Gil Robinson from South Africa, back to camera Chuck O'Claire "

Lynn Dawson, of U of Washington, on Hydah  ---

Basket Star -Gorganocephalis, between islands deep dredge  --- 

Dr Anna Bidder, Cambridge University, UK   and Pycnopodia - 

Dr Bidder , with other students with top side of star fish Pynopoda  - Gil Robinson and Dave Macmillan, Melbourne Australia  ---

Dr Bidder leading dissection of cephalopod  -

Tom Weaver, yours truly, dissecting the octopus as directed by Dr Anna Bidder 

 Pier in front of Friday Harbor Labs
 view of Pier and Friday Harbor Labs from Hydah
Yacht moored at Friday Harbor Marina 
Dick Squires in a water hole, at low tide  
 Anemone Pink and Yellow

 Colorful sea slugs, Nudibranchs in a petri dish for scale ----

Colorful star fish  -  Red on Purple "Henrica on Solaster"?