Dr Gideon Allen Weed

New Providence, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 22 Apr 1905 (aged 72)
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 109572459 · View Source
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Death of Pioneer Doctor

Berkeley, April 24. – Funeral services were held this morning for Dr. Gideon A. Weed at his residence, 2223 Chapel street. Dr. Weed passed away yesterday after living ten years as a paralytic. He was 72 years old and until the stroke of paralysis came that forced him to inactivity he was one of the most prominent figures in the medical profession in the Northwest.

Dr. Weed was twice Mayor of Seattle in the 70's, being first elected in 1875. He took a conspicuous part in the anti-Northern Pacific agitation there and was an officer in the Home Guards during the anti-Chinese riots in Seattle. For ten years Dr. Weed served as a regent of the University of Washington. He organized the State Medical Board of Washington and in other ways performed public services. He came to the Pacific Coast in 1858 from New Jersey, where he was born. He practiced medicine in Nevada, Oregon and Washington, having been a citizen of all these States at the time they were admitted into the Union. In 1895 Dr. Weed removed to Berkeley and soon afterward sustained a stroke of paralysis.

The family surviving Dr. Weed consists of a widow, a daughter, Miss Mabel Weed, now connected with the Carnegie library of Berkeley, and Ben Weed, who achieved fame as the discoverer of the natural amphitheater back of the university, which for years was called "Ben Weed's Theater" and is now the Greek theater.

The funeral services to-day were conducted at the Weed residence by Rev. W. H. Hopkins of the First Congregational Church. The pallbearers were Guy Hyde Chick, Dr. Thomas McCleave, Professor Clifton Price, J.L. Parker, Professor W. E. Ritter and Francis Hobson. The remains were cremated at Mountain View Cemetery.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 109572459
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Gideon Allen Weed (7 Mar 1833–22 Apr 1905), Find a Grave Memorial no. 109572459, ; Maintained by karenb (contributor 48052878) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.