WARD C. WEAVER                                  GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, February 10, 1892, Pg. 3;


            Ward Weaver, one of the best citizens of our county, died at his home in Sycamore township Tuesday morning, after a short illness.  His son is very sick at this time.


South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, February 17, 1892, Pg. 3:


            Ward Weaver is dead, was the word that went out over our neighborhood on the 9th, and people as they heard the dread announcement that one of the best citizens of Sycamore township was no more, ceased their occupations and prepared to follow to his last resting place one who was looked on as a good neighbor, a positive man in his convictions, a kind father and husband, and one that the community could ill afford to spare, and in their loss the family have the sympathy of a host of friends.

            The funeral services were held in the Radical U. B. church at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10th, conducted by Elder Jones, who read a part of the 14th chapter of Job and the 15th chapter of 1st Cor. And spoke from Job 14:1, 2.  After the services the body was laid to rest in the Sycamore cemetery.

            Ward C. Weaver was born in Ohio Jan. 2, 1832 and died in Montgomery county, Kansas, Feb. 9, 1892.  Cause of his death, pneumonia.  On Feb. 20, 1854, in Vigo county, Indiana, he married Miss Eliza Jane Hunt, who survives him.  Most of his life up to 1880 was spent in Indiana.  In that year he removed to the farm on which he died.  In August, 1862, he enlisted in Co. M, 4th Indiana Cavalry, and served till the end of the war.  His living children are:  Mrs. Belle Noyes, in Indiana, Eli R. Weaver of Selkirk, Kansas, William Weaver of Tacoma, Washington, Mrs. Clara Gray, of Chautauqua county, Mrs. Alice Trueblood, Lay, Mrs. Ella Chamberlain, Chautauqua county, Simeon L., and Edgar A. Weaver, at home.

            Mr. Weaver owned one of the best improved farms in Sycamore, and had it well stocked.

Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.