Philip Weston

Philip Weston

Birth
Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Jan 1934 (aged 52)
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 80906644 · View Source
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Obituary published in The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, January 25, 1934, pg. 2:

Philip Weston, Paper Manufacturer, is Dead:
President of Byron Weston Company of Dalton Has Been Ill for Several Months - Father, Founder of Company, Was Lieutenant Governor of State:

Philip Weston, 52, president of Byron Weston Paper Company in Dalton, died this noon at his home at 85 Crofut Street. He had been seriously ill since shortly after Labor Day, and Dr. Brace W. Paddock was in almost constant attendance. Mr. Weston was the son of Byron Weston, former Lieutenant Governor of the State and founder of the Dalton paper-manufacturing plant.
Philip Weston, second son of the Honorable Byron Weston and his wife, Julia Mitchell Weston, was born in Dalton, Massachusetts, February 18, 1881.
He was educated at St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire, Andover and Yale. In his twentieth year he left Yale and obtained work in the Agawam Mills of the American Writing Paper Company. He then returned to Dalton and entered the employ of the Byron Westion Company.
During the next ten years he worked in every department of the mills, in 1910 being elected treasurer of the company.
Upon the death of his elder brother, Franklin Weston in 1920 Mr. Weston was elected president of the Byron Weston Company, the position he held at the time of his death.
Mr. Weston was a man of tireless energy and he devoted practically all his time to building up and directing the business founded by his father. He was much interested in the affairs of his native town and had served it for many years as a member of the Town Finance Committee and of the Board of Water Commissioners. He was a man of kindly but retiring nature and his many acts of kindness and his many charitable gifts were offered with an entire lack of ostentation and usually with a delicate understanding that they were to have no publicity.
Mr. Weston was, of course, prominently identified with the Fine Paper Industry and had served as president of the Writing Paper Manufacturers' Association. He was a director of the Pittsfield Third National Bank and Trust Company and of the Pittsfield Co-operative Bank, a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Pittsfield and of the Yale Club of New York City.
In 1910 he married Miss Theodora L. Pomeroy of Pittsfield and is survived by Mrs. Weston and three children, the Misses Katherine Louise and Theodora Anne Weston and Philip Weston Jr.
The funeral will be held at the home on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2:30 P.M. Burial will be privated in the family plot at Dalton. The family desires that no flowers be sent.


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  • Added: 23 Nov 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 80906644
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Weston (18 Feb 1881–25 Jan 1934), Find a Grave Memorial no. 80906644, citing Main Street Cemetery, Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by William Herrick (contributor 47354460) .