Byron Curtis Weston

Byron Curtis Weston

Birth
Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 8 Nov 1898 (aged 66)
Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 57092047 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Captain Byron Curtis Weston was a native of Massachusetts who founded the Weston Paper Company in 1863 (which still exists today) and served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1880 to 1883. He came from an old New England Congregationalist family of extraordinary wealth. In 1865, he married Julia Clark Mitchell, with whom he had ten children, including Julia Carolyn Weston, mother to the well known chef Julia Child. They lived in a mansion known as Westonholme, in Dalton, Massachusetts. Weston was known for his gifts to the community, including the Grace Episcopal Church in his hometown and funds towards the debt incurred for the grading and draining of an athletic field and monies toward upkeep and a grandstand at Williams College. Weston received an honorary M.A. from Williams College in 1886 and the field, still used today, was named Weston Field in his honor.



Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Unknown_quantity
  • Added: 15 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 57092047
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Byron Curtis Weston (9 Apr 1832–8 Nov 1898), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57092047, citing Main Street Cemetery, Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Unknown_quantity (contributor 46890690) .