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 Rufus King “Rufe” Weaver

Rufus King “Rufe” Weaver

Birth
Smith County, Texas, USA
Death 10 Feb 1930 (aged 69)
Bascom, Smith County, Texas, USA
Burial Bascom, Smith County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 49445391 · View Source
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What a great loss the going of this "old timer" must mean to his community, his family, and to the county at large. Rufe was among the few men of the old community whom we can now recall as having been known by us all the days of our life. In our early youth we often were a guest in his father's home; one of his sisters, Jennie [Mrs. Robert Lee Edwards] was a dear sister-in-law of ours; and we knew all the family as friends and neighbors.

Rufe was born out in the neighborhood where he spent his life and passed to his reward. Truly the blood of pioneers passed thru his veins; for he was the son of the late Joshua and Elizabeth Weaver, a grandson of William Weaver, who in the days before Tyler was more than a straggling village, had come to Texas from an older state and settled a farm on what is now the Kilgore-Tyler highway. He was likewise a great-grandson of William Haggerty who was a soldier of the American Revolution. During all his life he conformed his course of conduct true to the traditions of his hardy, pioneer forbears. Rufe Weaver was a man without guile or pretense. He knew how to attend to his own business and let other people's business alone. He was a good neighbor and a Christian gentleman.

Rufe was united in marriage with Caroline Gilliam of Overton, a daughter of another pioneer East Texas family. She survives him with their four children who are: Mrs. Lillian Adams of Dayton, TX; R.E. of Tyler; Mrs. Benjie White of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Hallye Hodges of Tyler. In 1888 Mr. Weaver united with the Methodist church at old Bascom. He actively sustained that membership until three years ago when ill health forced him to decline the position of Sunday School Superintendent and as a member of the Board of Stewards, positions in which he had served unfailingly for many years. He also concerned himself with public education. a mutual friend pays this tribute: "He served in any capacity implying the betterment of his community and of his church." by H. Edwards



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  • Originally Created by: Sylvia L. Nimmo
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49445391
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rufus King “Rufe” Weaver (9 Dec 1860–10 Feb 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49445391, citing Bascom Cemetery, Bascom, Smith County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .