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Another Frontier Co. Pioneer Passes Away

Another of Frontier County’s pioneers passed into history, when E. Weaver passed away at his home in the east part of town shortly after noon last Saturday. Mr. Weaver had been ailing for some time but had been able to be up and around a part of the time. Last week he took worse and two doctors were called but were unable to relieve his condition. He suffered considerably along toward the last, although all was done that loving hands could do.

Erastus Weaver was born in Cumberlin [sic.] Co., Penn., Jan. 9th, 1842. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Weaver.

They came to Monmouth, Ill., in 1849. The trip from Penn., to Illinois was [made?] wagon and boat down the Ohio River. Mr. Weaver was married to Miss Anna Murphy Oct. 21, 1869. They moved to Corning, Iowa about the year 1873.

In 1886 they moved to Frontier County, Nebraska, homesteading a few miles west of Orafino. There they made their home until in 1906, when they moved to their home in Farnam, where they lived until his death, enjoying the confidence and friendship of all who knew him.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, one sister, Elizabeth Davis, five nephews, three nieces, and a number of great nieces and nephews, beside a host of friends, who will miss him.

Funeral services were held from the home at 2: o’clock Monday afternoon. The remains were taken to Monmouth, Ill., for burial. A mixed quartet sang three very appropriate numbers. The services were conducted by Rev. Owings, pastor of the Baptist church.

The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved relatives.

The Farnam Echo 40(28):1 Thursday, 19 May 1927



Published: 5/18/2022 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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