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Rev William Morton Weld
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1827
Sagadahoc County
Maine, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1885
Murray County
Minnesota, USA

William Morton Weld was born in Bath, Maine to Zebina Weld, Sr. and Esther Ridgeway-Weld. Many of the Weld family moved West to Minnesota, settling near Elgin, Wabasha County.

William married Manerva Lawrence, in 1853 in the East and the couple had 6 children. She was a teacher in Watopa Township, Minnesota schools. William was a traveling clergyman in Wabasha County, Minnesota. She died in child birth of their 6th child, her burial place is unknown in Wabasha County.

Rev. Weld then married Elnora Maxson in September of 1867. She helped care for his 6 children and they had 8 children.
In 1870 the census they were living in Marine on St Croix, Washington County, Minnesota and by 1880 they had moved to a homestead in Murray County, Minnesota near several of William's brothers.

William had been sick for two years, but had preached at Currie, Minnesota until he was too sick to do so. William Morton Weld died at his homestead of Bright's Disease and consumption on July 26, 1885 at the age of 57 years, 8 months, leaving a young widow and large family to mourn his loss. William Morton Weld leaves a world just a little better for his being there.

Obituary published in Slayton, Minnesota newspaper, date unknown. Background information taken from "The Weld Papers" researched and published by his great-nephew, Paul Ashworth Weld of Hibbing and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Family links: 
  Zebina Weld (1793 - 1865)
  Esther Ridgeway Weld (1799 - 1884)
  Elnora Cecelia Maxson Weld (1851 - 1914)
  Charles Edward Weld (1856 - 1911)*
  Hattie Ursula Weld Low (1861 - 1924)*
  Zebina Maxson Weld (1868 - 1935)*
  George Walter Weld (1871 - 1933)*
  Chester Harry Weld (1873 - 1938)*
  Courtney T. Weld (1874 - 1907)*
  Roy Byron Weld (1879 - 1943)*
  Rollan Victor Weld (1881 - 1960)*
  Fannie Fern Weld Somerville (1884 - 1946)*
  William Morton Weld (1827 - 1885)
  Zebina Weld (1830 - 1914)*
  Harriet Ursula Weld Dyer (1843 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Slayton Cemetery
Murray County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: cathy w
Record added: Dec 13, 2011
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Rev William Morton Weld
Added by: cathy w
Rev William Morton Weld
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- Karen Griswold Stroh
 Added: Dec. 13, 2011

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