WEAVER, JOHN C - Adair County, Missouri | JOHN C WEAVER - Missouri Gravestone Photos

John C WEAVER

Highland Park Cemetery
Adair County,
Missouri

John
Jan 18, 1813
Apr 27, 1899
Spouses
Nancy Fretz Married 1862
Barbary Switzer

Nancy
Mar 30, 1834 Tuscarawas Co., OH
Jul 13, 1925
Daughter of George Fretz and Mary Stickler

John died as a result the 1899 Kirksville cyclone.

Diagonally across the intersection, on the southwest corner, the John C. Weaver family had elected to stay with their elderly father who was too feeble to leave. Miss Ella was cooking dinner when the wind turned the range over on her, breaking both legs and setting her clothing on fire. Neighbor Thomas Funk who had come to help carry the old man to safety, lifted the hot stove off her, extinguished the fire and carried Ella back to his home. He then returned for Mr. Weaver but was too late to save him. Some versions of the story say Mr. Weaver died in his own home, which was totally demolished; others say he died after being carried to the Funk house.

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JOHN C. WEAVER, deceased, was born in Bedford Co., Pa., Jan. 18, 1813. He was married at the age of twenty-seven to Barbara Switzer. They had nine children: Mary J., William S., Frederick S., John S., Maria I., James K., three children dying in infancy. Mrs. Weaver died in 1859, and he was again married in March, 1862, to Mrs. Nancy Fretz Bailey. They had five children: Hattie L., born Nov. 3, 1868, now Mrs. A. F. Grassle; Ollie D.. June 20. 1870. now wife of Dr. George Prewitt: Ella M., Jan. 5, 1874, now the wife of Frank M. Davis; Samuel W., Aug. 23, 1863; Joseph C., April 16, 1865. . Mrs. Weaver, his second wife, was formerly the wife of James Bailey, by whom she had three children: G.W.; James O.: Mary I.

Mr. Weaver came to Missouri in 1866, settling in Cooper County, where he remained three years. He then came to Adair County, where he resided till his death. He was killed in the cyclone at his home in Kirksville, April 27, 1899. He was engaged in farming near Kirksville till a few years before his death, when he retired and moved to this city. He was a widely known and public-spirited citizen, highly esteemed by all who knew him.

History of Adair County
By Eugene Morrow Violette

Photo donated by Larry and Susan Olson

Contributed on 12/1/19

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Submitted: 12/1/19 • Approved: 12/2/19 • Last Updated: 12/5/19 • R823705-G823705-S3

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