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 William Franklin Weller

William Franklin Weller

Birth
Afton, Union County, Iowa, USA
Death 2 Nov 1929 (aged 63)
Raymond, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Raymond, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 5904196 · View Source
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Son of William Joseph and Flavilla Ann (Adamson) Weller. Married Loretta Bird Combs on 14 Apr 1886. Father of Henry Oscar b. 19 Feb 1890, Lydia Fern b. 21 Oct 1895, Gertrude Marie b. 13 Dec 1898 and William Joseph b. 16 Aug 1903.

WILLIAM FRANK WELLER
William Frank Weller, who carries on general farming on section 4, Oak precinct, was born in Afton, Iowa, April 21, 1866, a son of W. J. Weller, mentioned elsewhere in this work. He was but three years of age when brought by his parents to Lancaster county, and here at the usual age, he entered the
public schools, acquiring a good education. In his youthful days he worked with his father upon the farm, and at the age of twenty-two he began farming on his own account, taking charge of the old home place of three hundred and twenty acres in Little Salt precinct. He continued to carry on the farm work until his father, who for some years had been engaged in general merchandising in Raymond, retired from active business, when W. F. Weller and his brother took charge of the store, managing it until it was sold.
In the meantime William F. Weller devoted a portion of his time to the farm, and in 1907, he took over the management of a farm which he rented in Oak precinct. There he continued to till the soil until 1910, and in the meantime he had purchased eighty acres of land on section 4, Oak precinct. This he cultivated, and in addition, rented three hundred and twenty acres on section 9, Oak precinct. He made his home on the latter tract and farmed altogether four hundred acres of land for three years.
In 1913 he improved his eighty acre tract, erecting a modern two-story residence and substantial barns and sheds for the shelter of grain and stock.
In the intervening period he has since lived upon this place and its excellent appearance is an indication of his practical and progressive spirit.
In addition to cultivating his own land, he also farms two hundred and twenty-five acres adjoining and his work brings good results, for annually he harvests substantial crops, the sale of which bring to him a gratifying return.
In addition to general farming he carries on dairying, keeping for this purpose a herd of thirty register Jersey cows, the cream being shipped to Lincoln. He also raised a large number of Duroc-Jersey hogs. He has a silo upon his place and full equipment for conducting a successful dairy business.
On the 14th of April, 1886, at the home of his bride in Little Salt precinct, Mr. Weller was married to Miss Loretta Bird Combs, who was born in Illinois, August 22, 1867, and was reared partly in that state and partly in Lancaster county, where she obtained her education.
Her parents, Milton and Lydia [McGrew] Combs, were natives of Illinois and became early settlers of Nebraska, establishing their home in Little Salt precinct, where the father engaged in farming for many years. Both he and his wife died in this county and were laid to rest in the Oak Creek cemetery in
Raymond.
Mr. and Mrs. Weller have become the parents of four children. Henry Oscar, who was born in Little Salt precinct on the 19th of February, 1890, is now assisting his father in his farming operations. Lydia Fern, who was born in Little Salt precinct, October 21, 1895, is the wife of Clyde Lewis. Gertrude
Marie, born in Little Salt precinct, December 13, 1898, is at home. William Joseph, born in Raymond, August 16, 1903, completes the family.
In politics, Mr. Weller is a republican, believing firmly in the principles of the party. He has served as tax assessor of Oak precinct for the past four years, and is the present incumbent in the position, and for one year he held the office in Little Salt precinct.
He belongs to the Modern Woodmen camp at Raymond, in which he has filled the office of clerk, and he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, guiding his life according to its teachings. His fellow townsmen speak of him in terms of high respect, entertaining for him warm regard because of his well-spent life.

(Copied from the "History of Lancaster County, Nebraska."



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  • Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
  • Added: 29 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5904196
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Franklin Weller (21 Apr 1866–2 Nov 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5904196, citing Oak Creek Cemetery, Raymond, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Robert "Rob" Weller (contributor 46505507) .