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 Thomas Weaver

Thomas Weaver

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Death 25 Feb 1895 (aged 83)
Burial Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 10190284 · View Source
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The Canonsburg Herald, Canonsburg PA, Wednesday 27 February 1895 - Early on Monday morning, February 25, 1895, THOMAS WEAVER, an aged and highly respected citizen of Cecil Township, obeyed the last summons that comes to mortals and passed into his final rest. He was born April 16, 1811, and was consequently nearly eighty-four years of age. He was by occupation a farmer, and resided about three miles north of Canonsburg. In his earlier days he was a musician of considerable reputation, a fine violinist, a teacher of vocal music, and if we are not mistaken long a precentor at the Chartiers (Hill) Church. He also served as a ruling elder of this church for many years. In 1871 he changed his membership to the Canonsburg Presbyterian Church, now known as the First Presbyterian Church. He was shortly after chosen a ruling elder, and continued in this office until 1888 when he severed his connection with the old church and became one of the founders of the Central Presbyterian Church. Upon the organization of this church he was selected one of its first elders, which office he held at the time of his decease. Mr. Weaver was an excellent type of a Christian gentleman, of a kind and genial disposition and manner, and beloved by all who knew him. The funeral services took place on Tuesday at 1:30 o'clock. The interment was in Oak Spring Cemetery. Mr. Weaver was descended from old Chester county families on both the paternal and maternal side of the house. The first of the name in Pennsylvania was ANTHONY WEAVER, from Yorkshire, England, who purchased land in what is now Delaware County, Pennsylvania, in February, 1681. He died without issue, and his brother WILLIAM, lately of Boston, became his heir. RICHARD WEAVER, supposed to have been his son, married ELIZABETH BALDWIN in 1694. Of these children ISAAC married SARAH DELL, and raised a large family. Of these children THOMAS DELL WEAVER and his brother ISAAC came to western Pennsylvania. Isaac Weaver (who spent much of his life in public offices) settled in Greene County, while Thomas Dell Weaver settled in Canonsburg on the present Pitt Street. His wife was JANE HINKSON. Their eldest son JOHN married MARY, daughter of REV. DR. JOHN McMILLAN, and these became the parents of Thomas Weaver, now deceased. Thomas Weaver married ELIZABETH LESSNETT, and had ten children, four of whom survive, FREDERICK, FRANK RITCHIE, and MRS. MARY WHITE of Cecil, and DR. SAMUEL W. of Oregon.





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  • Created by: B. Morrow
  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10190284
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Weaver (16 Apr 1811–25 Feb 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10190284, citing Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by B. Morrow (contributor 46608208) .