William C. Weaver biography

WILLIAM C. WEAVER, a prominent and prosperous farmer of Comanche county, was born in Alabama on the 2d of August, 1845, his parents being William W. and Mary (Lewis) Weaver, both of whom were natives of Virginia, but have now passed to the home beyond, the father having died in 1890, while the mother’s death occurred in 1892. Mr. Weaver was by occupation a builder of carriages and buggies and carried on that business up to the time of his death.

In the state of his nativity William C. Weaver spent the days of his boyhood and youth and attended the public schools near his home, thus acquiring a good English education, which has fitted him for life’s practical duties. Having arrived at years of maturity he was married, in 1869, in Mississippi, the lady of his choice being Miss Annie Green, a native of Alabama. She has been to her husband a faithful companion and helpmeet and presides with gracious dignity over their hospitable home.

It was in the year 1882 that they came to Texas, taking up their abode in Comanche city, where Mr. Weaver followed the carpenter’s trade for a number of years, having previously learned the business in Alabama. He afterward turned his attention to farming and stock-raising, and for the past four years he has resided upon his present farm, which is situated nine miles northwest of Comanche. Here he owns two hundred acres of choice farming land, of which eighty acres are under cultivation, planted with cotton and grain. He also has a one-acre peach orchard, which with the well-tilled fields indicates the thrift and enterprise of the owner. His farm is well stocked with Texas cattle, graded with the Durham and Holstein breeds, and in this branch of his business he has been successful, adding not a little to his income thereby. He is a sagacious, far-sighted businessman whose energy and resolute purpose have been the means which he has employed to raise himself to a position of affluence.

Mr. and Mrs. Weaver have an interesting family of six children, five sons and a daughter: Mary I., William M., Frank G., Robert L., Eddie L., Oliver J. The parents and children are consistent members of the Methodist church and take a deep interest in its work and advancement. In his political views Mr. Weaver is a Democrat, and takes an active interest in political affairs and the success of his party, but has never sought or desired office for himself.

Source: History of Texas, Supplemented with Biographical Mention of Many Families of the State: A Concise History of the State From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Date; Together with Biographical Sketches of Many of the Families of Central Texas, Vol. I (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1896, repr.), pp. 264-265.