|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1879|
|Death: ||Sep. 25, 1932|
Son of William H. and Emma A. (Williams) Weller. Married Jessie H. Hunter. President of S. A. Weller Pottery Company at the time of his death resulting from an automobile accident.
Became a Mason in Lafayette Lodge No. 79, F. & A. M. of Zanesville, Ohio.
HARRY A. WELLER, PRESIDENT OF POTTERY COMPANY, DIES OF INJURIES FROM ACCIDENT
Death Relieves His Suffering at Good Samaritan Hospital Sunday.
Harry O. Worstall Remains in Critical Condition---Pelvic Fractures
Harry Augustus Weller, 52, of 1120 Maple avenue, president of the S.A. Weller company, manufacturers of art pottery with world-wide recognition, passed from life at 4:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Good Samaritan hospital from injuries received Friday evening as his automobile crashed over a 30-foot embankment on the Saltillo road, one mile east of New Lexington. In the accident, Roy Montgomery, 55, city, was fatally injured and died in an ambulance enroute to the hospital, and Harry O. Worstall, 47, of Sheridan street, received serious fractures of the pelvis which makes his condition critical. Aloysius L. Gable, 45, of 1057 Greenwood avenue, fourth member of the party, was improving from a fractured leg in the hospital Sunday.
Reports from the physician attending Worstall last night said he suffered fractures of the pelvis and femur, and while his condition is regarded as serious, hopes are entertained for his recovery.
Born at Fultonham
Mr. Weller was found to be critically injured when he arrived at the hospital Friday night. Three surgeons attended him but did not give up hope for recovery. A specialist was here from Columbus Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, and everything possible was done to ease his suffering and prolong his life, but death relieved him at 4:15 p.m.
He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Weller, and was born Dec. 27, 1879, at Fultonham, but moved with his parents to Zanesville 45 years ago. He attended the public schools here and when a young man, entered the big manufacturing pottery plant in Putnam as a chemist. He grew up with the
industry, working in all departments, knowing all details of the plant, and at his death held the position of president, and was always active in the management of the pottery. He served as vice-president of the company until the death of S.A. Weller, October 4, 1925, when he was advanced to the position of chief executive.
Prominent in Business Life
He was one of the most prominent business men of this city, and will be sadly missed by friends and associates in financial circles.
Fraternally, he was very active. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Lafayette lodge, F. & A.M., chapter, council, commandery and Aladdin Temple of Shriners. He also held memberships in the B.P.O.E., Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Antler Outing Club, Chamber of Commerce and was active in these organizations.
He was married Nov. 6, 1902 to Miss Jessie Hunter, of this city, who survives with a brother, Frank E. Weller, a sister, Mrs. Ralph McCormick and a nephew, Arthur McCormick. He was a nephew of Mrs. S.A. Weller.
The body rests at the Mader-Peoples funeral home but will be removed to the late residence at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home, 1120 Maple avenue, and burial will take place in Greenwood cemetery mausoleum. At the services, Rev. Byron E. Allender will be assisted by Rev. H.D. Gorley and Rev. G. Russell Hageman.
(Copied from the Zanesville Times-Recorder, Monday September 26, 1932)
LAST RITES FOR HARRY A. WELLER ON WEDNESDAY
Knights Templar to Have Services for Accident Victim at Home
Harry A. Weller, 52, of 1120 Maple avenue, president of the S.A. Weller company, manufacturers of art pottery, who died Sunday afternoon in Good Samaritan hospital from injuries received an an automobile crash on the Saltillo road one mile east of New Lexington Friday, will be laid to rest Wednesday afternoon in the mausoleum in Greenwood cemetery following services at 2 p.m. at the late residence. Three pastors, Rev. Byron E. Allender of Forest Avenue Presbyterian church, Rev. H.D. Borley of Central Presbyterian church and Rev. G. Russell Hageman, former pastor of Forest Avenue Presbyterian church, will officiate. Sir Knights of Cyrene Commandery will have a part in the services. Pallbearers will be selected from personal friends in the manufacturing plant of which he was the head.
Attesting to the high esteem in which Mr. Weller was held by countless friends and business acquaintances in Zanesville and all parts of the United States, the casket was banked with beautiful flowers at the home Monday evening, and many messages of condolence were received by the family.
Tuesday evening the B.P.O. Elks will conduct ritualistic services at the late residence, and it is anticipated a big turn-out of the brother Elks will be on hand for the rites which start at 8 p.m.
(Copied from the Zanesville Times-Recorder, Tuesday September 27, 1937)
PAY LAST TRIBUTE TO HARRY WELLER HERE WEDNESDAY
Pallbearers Selected From Pottery Plants For Victim Of Auto Crash
Last tribute of the living will be paid Harry A. Weller, 52, president of the S.A. Weller company, at the late residence,, 1120 Maple avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, after which the body will be laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery mausoleum. Members of Cyrene Commandery in full uniform will have their services during the rites. Three pastors, Rev. Byron Allender, Dr. H.D. Borley and Rev. G. Russell Hageman, will conduct the services.
Pallbearers have been selected from employes of the company. These will be Paul Phillips, William C. Hughes, Arthur W. Smith, Fred Gitter, Charles Ratliff, Walter Gitter, Edward Pickens and Rudolph Lorber.
Mr. Weller died Sunday afternoon in Good Samaritan hospital from head injuries sustained Friday evening as his automobile crashed over a 30-foot embankment on the Saltillo road, one mile east of New Lexington. Roy Montgomery, manager of the Provident Loan company, was fatally injured in the
accident, while Harry O. Worstall of Sheridan street was seriously hurt and A. L. Gable of Greenwood avenue suffered a broken leg.
(Copied from the Zanesville Times-Recorder, Wednesday September 28, 1932)
William H. Weller (1852 - 1924)
Emma A. Williams Weller (1853 - 1909)
Jessie H. Hunter Weller (1882 - 1958)*
Plot: Greenwood Mausoleum, 61
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: May 31, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7518241